Arizona’s prison population is shrinking, but inmates are more violent, according to a study commissioned by the state’s prosecutors.Read More »
After initially resisting a federal civil-rights investigation, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is now asking the feds for a little cooperation or he’s ready to go to court.Read More »
When Kyrsten Sinema announced the launch of her congressional campaign on Tuesday, she had a full staff contingent in place.
And more members are expected to join the team soon as the Phoenix Democrat starts her campaign for Arizona’s 9th Congressional District.
Kyrsten Sinema’s resignation from the Senate triggers a replacement process that will create a domino effect at the state Capitol.Read More »
The race for the new 9th Congressional District officially kicked off Tuesday with Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s long-expected announcement to resign her seat and run for the U.S. House.Read More »
The law has been on the side of the Tohono O’odham Nation so far this year, but the core legal issue the tribe is relying on to build a casino on a plot of land in unincorporated Maricopa County near Glendale is still unsettled by the courts. And an expert on Indian law and gaming law believes that the issue will eventually put an end to the planned casino.Read More »
The panel charged with redrawing the state's political lines that will be used for the next decade approved final maps for both congressional and legislative districts today, after meeting for more than 15 hours in two days.Read More »
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, who is wrapping up an eight-month investigation into the Fiesta Bowl scandal, will ask lawmakers to overhaul the state’s lobbying laws, saying financial reporting requirements are confusing and out of touch with what he believes the public demands of its elected officials.
“If it’s too much of a burden for an elected official to keep the public informed … they shouldn’t be in office,” the county’s top prosecutor told the Arizona Capitol Times. “If you don’t want to do this, then go do something else.”
Before senators can launch into a full-blown ethics hearing of Sen. Scott Bundgaard, a judge will decide whether the courts have the authority to intervene and halt the legislative inquiry.Read More »
Attorneys seeking the disbarment of former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas and one of his deputies say in written closing arguments filed today that no other penalty for the former prosecutors will repair the damage they caused.
“About a year after Thomas assumed office as County Attorney, it became clear that he had lost all objectivity about his role as a lawyer and as County Attorney,” Gleason wrote.