More than half of Arizonans support switching from partisan primaries to a nonpartisan ballot that would send the highest-polling candidates on to the general election regardless of party affiliation, according to a poll released Monday by a public policy research group.Read More »
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Like just about everyone in the Phoenix area, Jen Pollock has lost several neighbors to foreclosure and short sales. And, like hundreds of thousands of others in Arizona, Pollock and her husband are upside down on their mortgage, owing about twice as much as their suburban house is now worth.Read More »
Republicans who are upset with the work of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission are consoling themselves with the thought that they can undo the maps with a lawsuit, but that threat may ring hollow in the end.Read More »
The Arizona university system fiscal year 2013 budget request asks the state to begin reinvesting in higher education. It represents the end of a nightmare that students and parents have been living through with the past four years of budget cuts that have resulted in 90 percent tuition increases.Read More »
The Census Bureau on Thursday confirmed what many Arizonans already knew: Over the last decade, the state built too many houses and didn’t fill enough of them.Read More »
Organizers of Arizona’s Dec. 1 GOP presidential debate are primarily looking at three possible venues.
The venues under consideration are the Mesa Arts Center, the Phoenix Convention Center and Gammage Auditorium, according to Republican National Committeeman Bruce Ash.
A citizens group wants Arizonans to decide in November 2012 whether to scrap partisan primaries in favor of open elections that would send the highest-polling candidates, regardless of party affiliation, on to the general election.Read More »
The Arizona Board of Regents agreed at a recent meeting to request from the Legislature a 17.5 percent increase in funding, but lawmakers appear to have other budget priorities.Read More »
Nick Ray's transition from openly gay to professional advocate for the rights of lesbian, gay bisexual and transgendered people happened during a speech organized by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force in 1998.Read More »
WASHINGTON – The number of immigration bills proposed in state capitals reached a record 1,592 this year, but the number actually signed into law fell by one–fourth, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.Read More »