Winning an election in Arizona could soon get a lot more expensive.Read More »
An Arizona House panel has given initial approval to a bill requiring state and local law enforcement agencies to get search warrants before using unmanned aircraft to gather evidence in a civil or criminal case.Read More »
Arizona lawmakers are weighing a trio of public safety measures that would help teachers and police officers identify mentally ill people, while also giving the public more access to guns.Read More »
Supporters of former Senate President Russell Pearce weren’t able to stop his foes from putting him on a recall ballot in 2011.
But stopping the next recall effort may be a lot easier.
A bill spawned by police corruption in a polygamist town received unanimous approval Tuesday in the House Government Committee.
And while the bill passed easily and has support of police unions, sparks flew when a Utah civil rights attorney who spoke against the measure suggested the U.S. Department of Justice and Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board could address corrupt police departments.
Name: Jamescita Peshlakai Chamber: House of Representatives Party: Democrat Profession: Lead coordinator for the Navajo Nation Traditional Agricultural Outreach nonprofit organization. Served in U.S. Army from 1989-1997. Hometown: Cameron Legislative District: No. 7, which covers northeast Arizona, including all of ...Read More »
A plan championed by Arizona House Speaker Andy Tobin that would eliminate pensions for new elected officials and judges and replace them with 401(k) style retirement plans is set for its first hearing in the Arizona House Tuesday.Read More »
Name: Paul Boyer Chamber: House of Representatives Party: Republican Profession: Communication; aspiring instructor. Hometown: Phoenix Legislative District: No. 20, which covers parts of Phoenix and Glendale. Committee Assignments: Appropriations; Education; Health (Vice-Chairman). Previous or Current Elected Offices: Precinct committeeman. Highlights ...Read More »
Name: Warren Petersen Chamber: House Party: Republican Profession: Vice president of sales, VIP Homes; real estate broker. Hometown: Gilbert Legislative District: No. 12, which covers Gilbert and Queen Creek. Committee Assignments: Commerce; Ways and Means; Government (Vice-Chair). Previous or Current ...Read More »
Name: John Allen Chamber: House Party: Republican Profession: Buys and sells collector cars. Hometown: Scottsdale Legislative District: No. 15, which covers portions of the north Valley. Committee Assignments: Judiciary; Education; Insurance and Retirement (Vice-Chair). Previous or Current Elected Offices: Former ...Read More »