A mistake in the ballot language for the Quality Education and Jobs initiative could keep the proposed one-cent sales tax increase off of November’s ballot.Read More »
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Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio sent one of his deputies to Hawaii to accompany an official in his volunteer posse that is investigating President Barack Obama's birth certificate, despite earlier saying no taxpayer money was being spent on the probe.Read More »
Federal authorities are investigating Attorney General Tom Horne over allegations that he illegally collaborated with an independent expenditure committee that spent more than a half-million dollars on negative ads against his Democratic opponent in 2010, the Arizona Capitol Times has learned.
A complaint filed in February by a prosecutor in Horne’s own office - and a onetime political ally of Horne - alleges that the attorney general collaborated with an independent expenditure called Business Leaders for Arizona, which received $115,000 from Horne’s brother-in-law in California.
The complaint, filed with the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office, also alleges that Horne rewarded the chairwoman of the campaign group with a high-paying job at the Attorney General’s Office.
Arizona is preparing to launch a new signature-gathering system that will fundamentally change the way political candidates go about qualifying for the 2012 ballot.
Beginning Feb. 1, voters will be able go online to sign nominating petitions for candidates who want to run for statewide office and the Legislature.
Harper won’t run for re-election, but he still hasn’t scratched everything off of his political bucket list.Read More »
Arizona election law is outdated and needs reform. A few issues in the current system receive perennial attention in the media. For example, liberal groups commonly cite anonymous funding of political speech as a major defect in our system, while conservative activists frequently question the constitutionality of the state’s extraordinarily low contribution limits. Many other gaps in Arizona election law are just as real, but not as well-known.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer is exploring ways to put a spotlight on Arizona concerns as she considers alternatives that include moving up Arizona's presidential primary, an idea that would like reshuffle the calendar for picking a Republican presidential nominee.Read More »
Arizonans responding to an open invitation from one of the state's legislative leaders overwhelmingly think lawmakers should reject all gifts, no matter how small.Read More »
The Arizona Secretary of State's office says about 2,000 people registered to vote in the state since April.Read More »
State law allows recall targets, like Pearce, to make a defensive statement of up to 200 words long to appear on the ballot.Read More »