The prosecutors in Sen. Scott Bundgaard’s ethics trial asked several of the witnesses to reveal to the ethics committee their political party affiliations, in an effort to defuse any potential claims that the ethics investigation is in any way a partisan attack against Bundgaard, a Peoria Republican.Read More »
Witnesses who saw portions of the scuffle between Sen. Scott Bundgaard and his then-girlfriend agreed on one thing — he was the aggressor that night.Read More »
Arguing that Sen. Scott Bundgaard exercised poor judgment and put the lives of several people in harm’s way, one of the lawyers hired by the Senate Ethics Committee is seeking the gravest penalty for breaching ethical rules — expulsion from the Legislature.
In his opening statement in the Jan. 5 ethics hearing, Attorney Michael Liburdi said Bundgaard assaulted his then-girlfriend, Aubry Ballard, and then pulled over on the wrong side of the freeway.
Kyrsten Sinema’s resignation from the Senate triggers a replacement process that will create a domino effect at the state Capitol.Read More »
The 2012 election is still about a year away, but it appears Sen. Jerry Lewis has already secured the support of prominent Arizonans in political and business circles in his bid for reelection.Read More »
Sen. Scott Bundgaard, who is facing an inquiry into whether he breached ethical rules, is convinced the panel of lawmakers tasked to judge his conduct will recommend his expulsion from the Senate.Read More »
In the wake of the ouster of Senate President Russell Pearce, his replacement has shuffled the Senate’s committee assignments.Read More »
In a major reversal of policy, Senate leaders announced Dec. 21 they will work to repeal the increase in government employees’ contribution rate to their retirement plans.Read More »
As part of the state’s response to the Fiesta Bowl scandal, the Secretary of State’s office is planning to make financial disclosure statements more accessible to the public.Read More »
Bad legal advice and confusing and conflicting lobbying statutes allowed 16 current and former lawmakers who accepted football tickets and other gifts from the Fiesta Bowl to avoid criminal charges.
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery said today that after an eight-month probe he can’t prove whether any of the lawmakers “knowingly” failed to disclose trips they took at Fiesta Bowl expense and game tickets they received.