Attorney and former Arizona Democratic Party Chairman Don Bivens announced that his U.S. Senate campaign raised a whopping $325,000 in its first six weeks.Read More »
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The Arizona Constitution, Article 7 section 12, charges the Legislature with the duty to “maintain the purity of elections.” Arizona case law has held that attempting to place a “diversionary candidate” on the ballot is illegal. A “diversionary candidate” is one who is in the race solely to divert votes from a particular candidate so as to give an advantage to another candidate. The recent lawsuit to have Olivia Cortes removed from the race was filed to honor the rule of law.Read More »
Olivia Cortes’ controversy-ridden candidacy abruptly ended earlier this month.
But it’s too late to strike her name off the Nov. 8 recall election ballot, and some say she could still peel votes away from fellow Republican Jerry Lewis, thereby helping Senate President Russell Pearce secure a victory.
The Greater Phoenix Economic Council is rebooting its signature bill from the 2011 legislative session with some substantial changes that may help it avoid another veto.
The GPEC-drafted proposal, obtained by the Arizona Capitol Times, contains familiar benefits for businesses: A huge property tax break for companies that make major investments, and a tax break for Arizona-based companies that provide services to out-of-state customers.
Mirroring a national trend, the economic downturn is prompting Arizonans to put off having children, according to a report released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center.Read More »
A federal judge Thursday refused to derail a challenge to a 2010 state constitutional amendment, dealing a setback to Arizona's effort to require union elections by secret ballot before companies can be unionized.Read More »
From his office window, real estate broker Lyle Matzdorff gaped at the semi trucks trekking back and forth along U.S. Highway 95, lugging granite blocks used to recreate the famed London Bridge in what was then a small Colorado River town.Read More »
A new school accountability system based on letter grades and taking into account students’ academic improvement in addition to test scores offers a clearer view of how schools perform, Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal said Wednesday.Read More »
Authorities seized records, cash and high-grade marijuana after serving a search warrant at a Phoenix medical-marijuana club.Read More »
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he'll meet Monday with Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain before the candidate attends a GOP fundraiser in Phoenix.Read More »