The 2011 session may be over, but some Republicans are still holding a grudge over the criticism to which they say they were subjected. House Speaker Andy Tobin chastised the media and Democrats in the Legislature, arguing that Republicans made the tough decisions to cut the budget and pass the Arizona Competitiveness Package amid “abuse” from the press and the minority party.Read More »
In a stunning turn of events, Sen. Scott Bundgaard resigned his legislative seat just moments before he was scheduled to take the witness stand in the ethics investigation against him involving a freeway fight with his ex-girlfriend.
The lawyer defending the Peoria Republican told a committee weighing the case against Bundgaard today that the hearing was "no longer necessary."
With old battles settled, business advocates are turning their attention to some of the more “niche” issues for the business community during the 2012 legislative session.Read More »
Sen. Scott Bundgaard is scheduled to take the witness stand today in what has become the biggest fight of his political life.Read More »
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 »