With Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' political future still uncertain, Democratic officials eyeing next year's Senate race in Arizona have turned their attention to former U. S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona, a Bush administration official who broke ranks and complained about politics driving his job.Read More »
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New abortion restrictions are taking effect in Arizona in the wake of legal challenges that so far have failed to block provisions of state laws enacted this year and in 2009.Read More »
A few months after his rise to power, the fortunes of Sen. Scott Bundgaard, once considered a potential congressional contender, dramatically plummeted.
A February fight with his then-girlfriend on the shoulder of a Phoenix freeway left Bundgaard not merely physically bruised, but also politically battered.
Dennis Burke’s resignation as U.S. attorney for Arizona may reverberate through the 2014 elections, when Democrats who eyed him as one of their strongest candidates for statewide office fall back on a bench that was thin to begin with.Read More »
Republicans who have turned attacking the IRC into sport were left with egg on their faces yesterday, when a conspiracy theory led some of the most dedicated IRC assailants to claim the commission was about to hire a liberal firm founded by former Clinton deputy chief of staff Harold Ickes.Read More »
A charter school executive challenging state Senate President Russell Pearce in a Nov. 8 recall election said Thursday the Pearce-sponsored, 2010 Arizona law on illegal immigration was a good start toward reform and border security.Read More »
One of Arizona’s Independent Redistricting commissioners says the contract with the group’s mapping firm is invalid.Read More »
Lawmakers are signaling that there won’t be any increases to the higher education budget, even as the Arizona Board of Regents works toward two goals that will require more money from the state – an end to tuition increases and a funding formula based on performance.Read More »
State Sen. Scott Bundgaard and his lawyer are trying to strike a deal with Phoenix prosecutors that would allow the lawmaker to avoid a criminal trial.
Bundgaard, who faces misdemeanor assault and reckless endangerment charges following a fight with his ex-girlfriend alongside a Valley freeway, had his lawyer today ask for more time before the case goes to trial.
Municipal Court Judge Louis Frank Dominguez granted the request and gave the two sides until Wednesday to work out a deal.
Mesa Republican Jerry Lewis remains the underdog in the recall election targeting Senate President Russell Pearce, but he improved his standing a bit last week when a fellow candidate dropped out of the race and instead endorsed him.Read More »