The Citizens Clean Elections Commission voted o find that there was reason to believe Superindent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal violated the law by using state resources for campaigning. At the same time, the commission voted to enter into penalty settlement discussion with Huppenthal. The terms of the penalties will be reviewed at the next meeting of the commission.Read More »
Attorney General Tom Horne is in the hospital recovering from surgery he underwent on Friday.Read More »
Lobbyist Gary Husk, who has claimed he was wrongly identified as the architect of the Fiesta Bowl scandal, said Tuesday the false allegations have devastated his business.Read More »
Authorities search for new ideas in the face of an ongoing crisis
Some lawmakers say Child Protective Services needs more money. Others say it should become its own agency, separate from the Department of Economic Security. Another cautions against “reactionary legislation” that won’t really solve anything.
The Arizona Supreme Court decided Nov. 21 to leave intact the criminal record of a death row inmate who died of natural causes before his case ended.Read More »
A small group of lobbyists with Husk Partners met in an office in 2009 at the firm as allegations of a Fiesta Bowl scandal involving illegal political contributions swirled.
Lobbyists John MacDonald, Dana Paschke and Dean Miller made a pact of sorts as they looked over the statute outlawing reimbursement of contributions, according to a search warrant affidavit that provides details of an investigation into the firm’s recently indicted head, Gary Husk.
The lobbyist accused of orchestrating the Fiesta Bowl scandal was indicted Thursday on eight low-level felonies not associated with the bowl-game scheme.Read More »
More Arizona families face lengthy dependency hearings
Peoria police may not have had enough evidence to support charging Sen. Rick Murphy with molesting two boys in his care, but Child Protective Services believes the latest investigation of the Peoria Republican for sexual abuse allegations is reason enough to take away not just his foster children, but his four adoptive daughters.
A 2014 trial date has been set for a lawsuit by Arizona prison inmates over the quality of health care at the state's prisons.Read More »
Attorney General Tom Horne was informed in mid-March that the FBI was investigating allegations that he committed campaign violations in 2010 after one of his prosecutors filed a complaint against him.Read More »