With the deadline for getting a measure on the Feb. 28 ballot looming, the prospects for a special session to refer Proposition 106 back to the ballot seemed bleak.Read More »
The stormy legal battle over the removal – then the reinstatement – of Independent Redistricting Commission Chairwoman Colleen Mathis has dominated the coverage of the group over the past month. But the commission is more than just high drama and analysis of the political fallout.Read More »
With the Thanksgiving holiday coming up, don’t think lawmakers are content with taking the week off. It appears Gov. Jan Brewer and key lawmakers are planning – or at least strongly considering – a special session as early as this week to deal with the fallout from Thursday’s court decision to re-install the embattled chairwoman of the state’s redistricting commission.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer and legislative leaders are asking the Arizona Supreme Court to clarify its ruling that overturned the ouster of Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission Chairwoman Colleen Mathis and to prevent her from re-taking her seat on the once-in-a-decade remapping panel.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer said she and legislative leaders will likely decide today or Tuesday on their course of action in the ongoing saga over Arizona’s redistricting process.Read More »
This week's most outstanding quips, jibes and utterances.Read More »
GOP lawmakers don’t want the Arizona Supreme Court’s ruling reinstating Colleen Mathis to be the last word on the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer and Republican legislative leaders are considering another effort to remove the chair of the state redistricting commission, despite the Arizona Supreme Court's ruling that an initial attempt was improper.Read More »
Almost 11 years ago to the day, Thomas Zlaket was the chief justice of the Arizona Supreme Court and he apologized to the Commission on Appellate Court Appointments for being unable to free them of the high-profile political duty of creating the pool of potential IRC members.Read More »
It's unclear what will happen with a batch of applicants who wanted to replace the ousted - then reinstated - chairwoman of Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission Colleen Mathis.
But the scramble over the search for a replacement for Mathis passed a key milestone this week nonetheless, as 19 Arizonans formally stepped forward to fill what is perhaps the most scrutinized and thankless job in the state right now.