A federal judge made the right call in concluding that Arizona’s law banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy is constitutional, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery argued in written briefs filed today with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.Read More »
The initiative to permanently keep an additional penny on the sales tax recently secured the backing of a group of company executives in northern Arizona, but the endorsement also highlighted a polarized business community.Read More »
Attorney General Tom Horne and a top staffer who ran an independent expenditure committee that assisted his 2010 campaign could face more than $1 million in fines after an investigation by the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office determined they illegally collaborated, but neither will face any criminal charges.Read More »
The 2012 election isn’t even done yet, but a lot of buzz is being generated around the next governor’s race.Read More »
A federal grand jury has returned a third indictment this year involving the Arizona Legislature as a former staffer was charged Sept. 25 with 15 counts of wire fraud for allegedly stealing from former House Speaker Jim Weiers’ campaign account.Read More »
Republican candidates for the Arizona Corporation Commission violated the rules by using hundreds of thousands of dollars that were meant to be spent in the primary to go after their Democratic general election opponents, the agency that runs the state’s public finance system agreed today.Read More »
Eileen Klein, Gov. Jan Brewer’s chief of staff, is eyeing the presidency of the Arizona Board of Regents and may not be staying on the Ninth Floor for long.
Klein confirmed to the Arizona Capitol Times today that she will interview for the ABOR president position.
Handwriting analysts have concluded that Rep. Catherine Miranda’s signature was forged on documents she submitted to the Citizens Clean Elections Commission, and a “vast majority” of her campaign contributor signatures do not match signatures on file.Read More »
Some critics worry that California’s 31st Congressional District reflects what will happen in Arizona if voters pass the top-two initiative to change the state’s primary election system.
Although the district leans Democratic, four Democrats split up the vote in the June primary, allowing two Republicans to advance to the general election.
Others predict that Arizona would benefit from such a system, saying California’s elections have become much more competitive and participation among independents has increased.
The Justice Department's internal watchdog on Wednesday faulted the agency for misguided strategies, errors in judgment and management failures during a bungled gun-trafficking probe in Arizona that disregarded public safety and resulted in hundreds of weapons turning up at crime scenes in the U.S. and Mexico.Read More »