A campaign seeking to create a “top-two” primary election system submitted 365,486 signatures to the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office on Thursday, a campaign that has thus far cost nearly $1 million.Read More »
Rep. Ben Arredondo spent $15,000 of his legislative campaign money on a criminal defense attorney about six weeks before a grand jury indicted him on accusations he took bribes, according to recently filed finance reports.Read More »
Voters routinely reject proposed pay raises for legislators, but for the second election in a row, they won’t have the chance to decide.Read More »
Supporters of a proposed state constitutional amendment to change how Arizona conducts its primary elections plan Tuesday to file petitions to qualify the measure for the November ballot.Read More »
Federal prosecutors are objecting to a request that they be ordered to spell out alleged acts forming the basis for corruption charges against an Arizona legislator.Read More »
Insisting he was the “victim” and not the perpetrator of domestic violence, former Sen. Scott Bundgaard lashed out at the city of Phoenix, its police department and the chairman of the Senate Ethics Committee, claiming they colluded to destroy him.Read More »
At first glance, a newcomer to Twitter may think many politicians have lost their minds.
Their tweets can be outlandish, contain poor grammar and are often filled with ridiculous positions on policy issues.
But it’s all by design. And it’s often not actually the real politician doing the tweeting.
A former state legislator who resigned in January over a domestic violence incident involving his ex-girlfriend filed a $10 million notice of claim Friday against Phoenix police and city officials. Scott Bundgaard stepped down before he had to testify to a Senate Ethics Committee on whether he should be disciplined for the February 2011 incident.Read More »
While the FBI created a sham business to entice an Arizona lawmaker into taking alleged bribes, agents were busy targeting legislatures in two other states with the same tactic.Read More »
A blue spire would have reached into the clouds, shadowing a blue lattice canopy made to filter sunlight over the buildings, fountains and pools — all designed to create an "Oasis in the Desert."Read More »