After spending almost $1 million and successfully fighting a court challenge, the citizens’ initiative that seeks to put in a “top-two” primary election system in Arizona appears to lack the signatures needed to qualify for the November ballot.Read More »
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John Leonardo, the new U.S. Attorney for Arizona, has disqualified himself from any criminal investigations of Sheriff Joe Arpaio or the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.Read More »
Rep. John Fillmore, a Republican who is facing Sen. Rich Crandall in a GOP Senate primary in District 16, accused an independent campaign committee of violating campaign notification laws.Read More »
A poll commissioned by House Speaker Andy Tobin’s re-election campaign shows him leading comfortably, despite a challenge from a Republican state senator who is alleging that the speaker isn’t conservative enough.Read More »
An independent expenditure group with ties to Senate President Steve Pierce has decided not only to support Sen. Rich Crandall, but to spend money on a mailer that sharply criticizes Rep. John Fillmore.Read More »
The Arizona Commerce Authority’s interim president and CEO is getting a pay bump while the agency continues its search for Don Cardon’s replacement.Read More »
A committee whose goal is to return a robust GOP majority to the state Senate has taken sides in a Republican primary, spending money to help Sen. Rich Crandall, R-Mesa, beat Rep. John Fillmore, R-Apache Junction.
The Republican Victory Fund recently sent out a mailer touting Crandall’s record, including his vote to pass SB1070.
As expected, Fillmore is dismayed by the committee’s action.
A Republican-led ad hoc committee has begun looking into the implications of the Obama administration’s decision to sever agreements that authorized local law enforcers to check people’s immigration status.Read More »
Arizona is a dream for comedians and political writers.
Unfortunately, the Arizona Capitol Times July 23 story “Tea party leader says all Muslims a ‘threat’ to U.S.; seeks recall of McCain” on Tea Party organizer Wes Harris wanting to ban all Muslims from working for the federal government and attempting to recall Sen. John McCain crowds out news on “normal” people (like myself) trying to run for office and offering ideas on how to improve the state.
The U.S. Supreme Court drew the line in what is and is not a state’s role in immigration enforcement in both the Legal Arizona Workers Act (Employer Sanctions) and SB1070 opinions.Read More »