Moderate GOP precinct committeemen in Legislative District 25 and the Maricopa County Republican Committee settled a lawsuit today that alleged voter fraud in the district’s organizational elections in November.Read More »
Former Senate President Russell Pearce said the dispute over organizational elections in Legislative District 25 is over cheating, not a power struggle between political factions as it has been portrayed in a federal lawsuit.
Pearce, a precinct committeeman in the heavily conservative Mesa district, said the lawsuit, filed Dec. 24 in U.S. District Court in Phoenix, is an attempt to cover up cheating and fraud that was committed by a few people.
In the wake of the massacre that left 20 children dead at a Connecticut elementary school, the Arizona Attorney General’s Office wants to provide firearms training to one employee at every school.
Under the plan, which Attorney General Tom Horne announced today, every K-12 school in the state can designate its principal or another employee to receive extensive training to in firearms use and emergency response.
In recent years, several state lawmakers have had fake, unflattering social media accounts spring up in their names.Read More »
Arizona Republican Party Chairman Tom Morrissey on Dec. 18 ended his bid for re-election, explaining that he would need a lengthy recovery time from an impending knee surgery and that would detract from his ability to effectively lead his party.Read More »
A decision by Arizona’s top Republican Party official and two other GOP officers to question Barack Obama’s birth certificate during the official casting of the state’s electoral votes Monday was met with harsh criticism from Republicans and Democrats alike.Read More »
As gun control advocates launch a renewed effort, Gov. Jan Brewer isn’t convinced stricter legislation is needed.Read More »
When the year is over, departing Sen. Jerry Lewis, a Republican from Mesa, will have served half a term, a fraction of a senator’s typical length of stay at the state Capitol.Read More »
Bill Myer paces, watching the crowd grow outside his Glendale storefront’s floor-to-ceiling windows. His son Ben is in the back, behind bulletproof walls and windows, preparing for a long-awaited opening.
Outside, people are joking about Sheriff Joe Arpaio coming to arrest them when sirens are momentarily heard in the distance. Many had wondered whether police would show up on this brisk December morning.
The state’s highest election official concluded that Gov. Jan Brewer can’t seek another term, an idea she has floated a few times.Read More »