An administrative law judge recommended the dismissal of the campaign finance allegations against Attorney General Tom Horne and a key aide, giving the embattled attorney general a shield against some of the most damaging criticism he faces as he fights for reelection.Read More »
As a primary field becomes more crowded, the portion of votes needed to win the nomination becomes smaller and smaller. With as many as seven or eight Republican gubernatorial candidates on the ballot this year, any advantage can help lead to a win.
For some, the advantage may be geography.
More than double the applicants than last year want to enroll in the state’s empowerment scholarship account program after school-choice groups targeted families in low-income neighborhoods in a massive public awareness campaign.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer signed the $9.2 billion budget for fiscal year 2015 budget but line-item vetoed several provisions.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer made Child Protective Services the centerpiece of her legislative agenda this year, but after four months of debate, lawmakers sent her a budget that leaves much of the work and funding necessary to create a new child protection agency unfinished.Read More »
The Capitol community’s attention is turning to the work of a small group of lawmakers and Capitol staffers drafting legislation to create a new child safety and welfare agency, an effort that will require a special legislative session in ...Read More »
While all eyes are on the reconstruction of the state’s child-welfare agency, a growing backlog of abuse and neglect cases involving adults who can’t care for themselves threatens to become the next big crisis.Read More »
Arizona’s largest utility, Arizona Public Service, has expanded its scope of political involvement to include the election of another utility’s board of directors.Read More »
An Iowa-based conservative group is airing television ads attacking Mesa mayor and Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Smith for his role as president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, which the group deemed liberal and supportive of President Obama’s agenda.Read More »
Citing God and their religious faith, state senators voted along partisan lines today to allow state health inspectors to walk into abortion clinics unannounced. The bill, already approved by the House, now goes to Gov. Jan Brewer.Read More »