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 »
Former legislator Doug Quelland has failed to pay the thousands of dollars that he owes the state for violating campaign finance laws.Read More »
Handwriting analysts have concluded that Rep. Catherine Miranda’s signature was forged on documents she submitted to the Citizens Clean Elections Commission, and a “vast majority” of her campaign contributor signatures do not match signatures on file.Read More »
After several tries, Sen. Jerry Lewis, R-Mesa, finally found a resident who was willing to step outside his door and talk about politics one Saturday morning in September. Armed with a voter list and a pocket full of flyers, Lewis, who is running for the state Senate against Democratic Rep. Ed Ableser of Tempe, had been knocking on several doors in a working class neighborhood in Tempe.Read More »
Two Republican senators yesterday pledged to support Sen. Steve Pierce’s bid to remain as Senate leader, joining four others who earlier said they’ll vote for him or are expected to back the sitting president.Read More »
Phoenix resident Judi Villa got a surprise in the mail last month. The 64-year-old grandmother opened a large envelope containing a “Thank You” note from Rep. Catherine Miranda for her $5 contribution to the Legislative District 27 candidate’s Clean Elections campaign.Read More »