Referendum effort against HB2305 has enough signatures to make the 2014 ballot
The referendum effort against HB2305, the law making sweeping changes to Arizona’s elections, has the necessary valid signatures to force a referendum election on the law during the 2014 election.
‘Unannounced’ Vernon Parker leads Q3 fundraising in 9th District GOP race
Despite not officially announcing as a candidate, Vernon Parker led the GOP field in Arizona’s 9th Congressional District primary fundraising.
Congressional challengers took vastly different approaches to shutdown
Challengers in Arizona congressional districts expected to produce the closest races of 2014 took varying tactics when dealing with the federal government shutdown.
Stark disparities, elusive solutions
Lawmakers express exasperation as they grapple with “seasonal” firefighters’ benefits.
Manuel ‘Lito’ Peña remembered as ‘godfather of the Senate Dems’
Former lawmaker Manuel “Lito” Peña, who served as an Arizona legislator for 30 years, died on Oct. 12.
Peña had been ill for several years, according to Sen. Steve Gallardo, D-Phoenix, and died suddenly Saturday morning. He was 88.
Facing up to Facebook comments
Barton gains nationwide notoriety for observations on Hitler, Obama
In a telephone interview with the Arizona Capitol Times, Barton stood by the comments, saying the comparison between Obama and Hitler was apt, at least in their style of leadership.
Barton: ‘Fuhrer’ not meant to refer to Hitler
Republican Rep. Brenda Barton issued a statement today saying she never compared President Obama to Adolf Hitler. She said her original Facebook reference to “De Fuhrer” referred to the general German term for “leader,” and not the actual official title of Hitler.
Hale decides not to challenge Begay’s credentials for Senate
Rep. Albert Hale won’t go to court to challenge Sen. Carlyle Begay’s qualifications for office, but Hale may run against Begay for his Senate seat in 2014.
9th Circuit refuses to lift injunction of immigration law
A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court’s ruling that bars enforcement of a minor section of Arizona’s 2010 immigration law.
Brewer orders DES to continue welfare payments during shutdown
After days of press reports labeling Arizona as the only state to halt welfare payments during the federal shutdown, Gov. Jan Brewer ordered the Arizona Department of Economic Security to redirect $650,000 from its budget to continue the payments through the end of the month.
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