Seeking some new perspective at the Capitol, a handful of politicos are looking at ways to bring more structure and efficiency to the legislative session in the hope that more people — particularly those in the business world — would be able to run for office.Read More »
The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission voted down a proposal by its Republican members to release hours of transcripts from the panel’s closed-door sessions.Read More »
State Sen. Ron Gould is busy building up support among the country’s conservative groups, just a few weeks after announcing he was exploring a run for Congress.Read More »
Former Senate President Russell Pearce says he is disappointed with the man who ousted him from office, but that he is working on forgiveness.
“I’m not a hateful guy. It’s difficult with the dishonesty that took place in that campaign. It’s disappointing, a lot of things that happened in the campaign. I tend to get over things, so we’ll work on that. I should forgive him, so we’ll work on that,” Pearce told the Arizona Capitol Times this week.
In another attempt to halt the investigation against him, Sen. Scott Bundgaard filed a lawsuit against members of the Senate Ethics Committee.Read More »
At the Capitol, a lawmaker is on a personal mission to make sure that Pat Tillman’s legacy lives on.Read More »
Sen. Jerry Lewis raised almost $85,000 in his successful campaign to defeat former Senate President Russell Pearce earlier this month. Lewis spent all of it, based on his latest campaign report to the Arizona Secretary of State.Read More »
The top spokesman for the House of Representatives resigned from his job last week and the No. 2 communications person will be leaving next month. The departures mean the posts will likely remain unfilled until after the holidays.Read More »
With the deadline for getting a measure on the Feb. 28 ballot looming, the prospects for a special session to refer Proposition 106 back to the ballot seemed bleak.Read More »
The Arizona Supreme Court gave Gov. Jan Brewer the clarification she wanted on its ruling to reinstate Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission Chairwoman Colleen Mathis, but it won’t be much help to Brewer or the Senate if they want to remove her again.Read More »