Gov. Jan Brewer's campaign launched an online offensive against state Treasurer Dean Martin aimed at undercutting his persona as the fiscally conservative nemesis of former Gov. Janet Napolitano. Martin, meanwhile, said the series of attacks was an attempt to derail his frontrunner status.Read More »
Senate President Bob Burns said he will propose a ballot measure to cap the state's ability to take on new debt. First, he wants to remove the debt limitation in the Arizona Constitution, which is $350,000. That limit has been in place since the state's founding in 1912.Read More »
TUCSON - A Pima County Superior Court judge ruled against the city of Tucson March 4 in its challenge of a new state law requiring nonpartisan, ward-only elections.Read More »
Senators crossed party lines on March 1 to pass a measure that repeals term limits for legislators. Now moving to the House for approval, SCR1007 would nullify the constitutional provision that restricts legislators from serving more than four consecutive two-year terms in the same office.Read More »
Republican precinct committeemen from Legislative District 30 have picked a House member, a former lawmaker and the district chairman as possible replacements for Jonathan Paton, who resigned his Senate seat last month to run for Congress.Read More »
The opposition campaign against Proposition 100 is shaping up to be a low-budget, decentralized effort to convince Arizonans to vote "no" on the proposed temporary sales tax increase.Read More »
Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon has announced that he won't run for the congressional seat being vacated by Rep. John Shadegg.Read More »
Arizona's elections chief says the state needs to overhaul a portion of its campaign finance laws to maintain an informed electorate after the nation's top court gave corporations the ability to pay for political advertisements.Read More »
Arizona's newest state legislator said she sees beauty in the Socratic Method, by which opposing views on an issue submit to questions and debate ideas.
Rep. Amanda Reeve, a Phoenix Republican, said she doesn't subscribe to the my-way-or-the-highway style of politics.
The Arizona Education Association and Gov. Jan Brewer have joined forces in a campaign to convince voters to pass a 1-cent sales tax increase, ending an 11-month standoff that put the state's largest teachers union in the awkward position of withholding support for a tax increase that would lead to more money for education.Read More »