Senate Majority Leader Andy Biggs confirmed yesterday he will challenge Senate President Steve Pierce’s hold on leadership when Republicans convene after the elections next month.Read More »
The Arizona Senate is in negotiations to hire former U.S. Rep. John Shadegg as a consultant on health care issues.Read More »
After a handful of strange snags and unprecedented situations, Sen. Michele Reagan is eying a raft of changes to Arizona’s election laws.Read More »
Attorneys for Darin Mitchell, the candidate who a Superior Court judge found did not live in his district, filed new arguments with the Court of Appeals yesterday, saying the courts don’t have authority to decide elections contests.Read More »
A Legislative District 27 Republican is using questions about forged signatures on Rep. Catherine Miranda’s election forms to take the Phoenix Democrat to court to strip her of her primary election victory.Read More »
Rep. Ben Arredondo resigned from the House today after pleading guilty in a federal court Friday to two felony counts of fraud.Read More »
Rep. Ben Arredondo, a Tempe Democrat, faces a sentence ranging from probation to 37 months in prison after pleading guilty this morning to two felony counts related to federal charges stemming from a public corruption indictment.Read More »
Sen. Jerry Lewis, the Mesa Republican who ran on a platform of transparency and lobbying reform during the recall election last year, today unveiled a proposal to tighten the reporting requirements for legislators and lobbyists and make it easier for the public to find out how the two groups interact.
Lewis said the proposal has the backing of Senate President Steve Pierce and Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, who has investigated the Fiesta Bowl scandal, where public officials received free tickets and took free trips without properly disclosing them.
On a recent Monday morning, Tim O’Malley sat in a Sunnyslope diner sipping coffee and peppering his Republican elected officials with questions about education funding — sounding more like a well-informed heckler than a former longtime member of the Republican Party.Read More »
The Republican challenger to Rep. Catherine Miranda, a Phoenix Democrat, called for her to resign from the Legislative District 27 House race today and said he is exploring legal options to kick her off the ballot amid investigations into forged campaign documents.Read More »