Senate President Russell Pearce collected an impressive $230,000 in contributions in his fight to keep his legislative seat. His spending alone dwarfed his challenger’s modest fundraising total. Pearce also had more cash-on-hand — roughly $71,000 — at the end of ...Read More »
The Senate Ethics Committee decided Oct. 27 to use an independent lawyer to prosecute an ethics complaint against Sen. Scott Bundgaard, but adjourned before voting on whether to use a lower standard of proof.Read More »
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge today struck from the 2012 ballot a measure that would have ended Arizona’s system of publicly financed political campaigns.Read More »
Federal Judge Susan Bolton dealt Arizona another blow today in its legal fight over SB1070 by dismissing a counter suit the state filed against the U.S. government.Read More »
A Washington, D.C.-based group has spent more than $21,000 to help Senate President Russell Pearce keep his seat in the Nov. 8 recall election targeting him.Read More »
Major economic indicators in Arizona point to a steady recovery, although some bumps remain.
Revenues in August grew by 8.6 percent, buoyed by strong showings in sales and individual income taxes.
Senate Majority Leader Andy Biggs on Tuesday summarily dismissed the counter-complaint that Sen. Scott Bundgaard, R-Peoria, filed against three members of the ethics committee. “I have reviewed your complaint,” Biggs wrote in a letter to Bundgaard. “... I find that the allegations do not constitute conduct that is unethical under the rules. Therefore, the complaint is dismissed.”Read More »
A lawsuit challenging a woman's candidacy in the Nov. 8 recall election of Senate President Russell Pearce may be in jeopardy because some ballots have been mailed to voters, an attorney said Monday.Read More »
An East Valley resident today accused Republican Olivia Cortes of being part of a “cynical ploy” to dilute the vote against Senate President Russell Pearce, who is facing a Nov. 8 recall election. In her complaint filed in Maricopa County Superior Court, Mary Lou Boettcher alleges that Cortes is a Pearce supporter and called her a “fraudulent and diversionary candidate.”Read More »
CHANDLER — Redistricting commission members clashed Thursday across party lines over whether they're heeding constitutional criteria for drawing new congressional and redistricting maps for Arizona to use in the coming decade.Read More »