Landrum Taylor officially jumps into secretary of state’s race
Sen. Leah Landrum Taylor ended her exploratory campaign and announced an official run for secretary of state, becoming the first Democrat in the race for Arizona’s number two office.
Judge again rejects Horne, Winn challenge to contribution limits
For the second time, a Maricopa County judge rejected an attempt by Attorney General Tom Horne and ally Kathleen Winn to challenge the constitutionality of Arizona’s campaign contribution limits, a case that could have undermined the campaign finance charges they’re facing.
IRC advocates say Voter Protection Act bars legislative lawsuit
Supporters of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission argued that the Legislature’s lawsuit against the remapping panel violates the Voter Protection Act.
Kwasman offers to forgo lobbyist contributions
Republican Rep. Adam Kwasman, who is campaigning against House Speaker Andy Tobin in the Republican primary election in Arizona’s 1st Congressional District, is willing to forgo contributions from lobbyists during the legislative session if Tobin will do the same, said Kwasman’s campaign manager, Chris DeRose.
Arizona economy improves, but faces another year of subpar growth
Arizona’s economy continues to perform well relative to other states, but financial experts predicted another year of slow growth and recovery from the recession.
From state Senate to State Department: Jackson is new liaison to tribes
WASHINGTON – Former Arizona state Sen. Jack Jackson Jr. knew his job with the State Department would be a balancing act between representing the federal government and serving tribal communities.
Louis Criger, Catcher for Baseball’s Best Ever
Louis Criger was born Feb. 3, 1872, in Elkhart, Ind. Small but with a strong, accurate throwing arm, Criger became a professional baseball catcher and called pitches for Cy Young, the winningest pitcher of all-time.
$3 billion health care contract upheld over Magellan protests
An administrative law judge recommended that the Arizona Department of Health Services move forward with a multibillion-dollar contract for behavioral health services in Maricopa County, rejecting an appeal by Magellan Health Services of Arizona, which argued that it should have received the contract instead.
Funeral services for Miranda planned for Monday
Funeral services for former Arizona legislator Ben Miranda are scheduled for next week in Phoenix.
Regents reject tuition reduction for students “lawfully present’’ in U.S.
The Arizona Board of Regents this afternoon rejected a motion that essentially sought to reduce the tuition rates for students who are in the country illegally but who have received deferment from deportation under a federal program.
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