A panel of senators investigating allegations that Sen. Scott Bundgaard breached Senate ethics rules will meet on Sept. 20 to settle some key questions about how exactly to conduct the public trial.Read More »
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Sen. Scott Bundgaard is lobbying for the removal of the chairman of the Senate Ethics Committee, a clear attempt to push back as he faces a potential ethics inquiry over a roadside fight with his ex-girlfriend.
Bundgaard’s attorney, James Austin Woods, told Senate President Russell Pearce in a letter Tuesday that the Peoria Republican wouldn’t get a fair hearing if Sen. Ron Gould remains the panel’s chairman.
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.
People may wonder why a politically conservative, LDS member of the Sons of the American Revolution would support a challenger to Sen. Russell Pearce in the recall election on Nov. 8, 2011.
It is a fair question.
Democratic Sen. Steve Gallardo today filed an ethics complaint against Sen. Scott Bundgaard, asking for a full-blown investigation into the February fight the Peoria Republican had with his ex-girlfriend alongside a Valley freeway.Read More »
Lawyers fighting over the recall election for Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce say they need the case decided within a month.Read More »
In a move that reinforces the rise of the conservative wing of the Republican caucus, Senate President Russell Pearce today appointed a freshman lawmaker with Tea Party roots to head the influential Senate Appropriations Committee.Read More »
Ray Rottas generally flew below the political radar, both when he served as a state senator and the state treasurer during the 1970s and 80s, but those close to him say his impact on Arizona public policy remains to this day, and his death last month leaves a void in Arizona politics.Read More »
An initial court hearing is scheduled Friday in Maricopa County Superior Court on a case involving the scheduled Nov. 8 recall election for Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce.Read More »
Arguing that the recall petition against Senate President Russell Pearce failed to comply with constitutional and statutory requirements, the Mesa Republican’s allies today asked a judge to invalidate signature sheets in a last-minute bid to block the special election from taking place this November.Read More »