The Checks and Balances in Government initiative appears to have a slim chance of getting on the November ballot because a large percentage of the initiative’s petition signatures are invalid.Read More »
The LD30 fight embodies a shift in Arizona Democratic politics.Read More »
Laws that dictate when a legislator has a conflict of interest leave miles of wiggle room for anyone looking to lend a hand to their business or industry.Read More »
The start of an Arizona legislator's trial on federal criminal charges is being postponed again to give his defense time to prepare.Read More »
A Republican representative says she believes a senator who accused her of harassing his teenage daughter and threatened to kill her bills is truly remorseful.Read More »
Newly appointed Senate Ethics Committee Chairwoman Linda Gray dismissed a fellow lawmaker’s complaint against Sen. Rich Crandall, saying the Mesa Republican hadn’t violated any laws or ethical rules.
Gray said Crandall’s threat to kill Rep. Brenda Barton’s legislation in the Senate Education Committee was fully in line with a Senate rule stating that chairmen have the authority to determine which bills are heard in their committees.
Arizona's new ban on most abortions beyond 20 weeks of pregnancy crosses a clear line on what U.S. Supreme Court rulings permit, an abortion-rights advocate told a federal judge Wednesday, while a prosecutor argued the ban is justified to protect women and fetuses.Read More »
Facing an ethics complaint that calls for his removal from the Arizona Senate for allegations that he behaved unprofessionally, Sen. Rich Crandall has apologized for threatening to kill the bills of a fellow Republican who he believed harassed his daughter.Read More »
An Arizona legislator has followed through on filing an ethics complaint against another lawmaker. Republican Rep. Brenda Barton of Payson last week accused Republican Sen. Rich Crandall of Mesa of disorderly conduct by abusing his Senate Education Committee chairmanship to bully her.Read More »
TUCSON — When Sandra Day O'Connor was a member of the Arizona Senate in the 1970s and needed to get business done, she would bring folks from both sides of the aisle to the adobe house she and her husband built, serve Mexican food and beer and work things out, civilly. Sadly, politicians in Arizona and the U.S. are struggling with the concept of civil discussion — unfortunate, because civil discussion leads to "good civic action," O'Connor said July 19 at the YWCA Tucson.Read More »