Gov. Jan Brewer said it wasn’t easy being one of the few women in a state Legislature dominated by men back in the early 1980s. And Brewer attributed women’s progress in leadership roles to the work of pioneers such as Rose Mofford, Arizona’s first woman governor, who broke the glass ceilings.Read More »
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During a closed-door executive session last week, Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission selected the final two candidates vying to serve as the agency’s executive director.
The commission interviewed five candidates, selected from among several dozen more, for several hours during the private April 14 meeting, then chose two of the five for additional interviews April 20 – this time in public.
Sidney R. DeLong was one of Arizona’s early Anglo settlers — an engineer, miner, soldier, editor, historian and businessman. Unlike the stereotypical Westerner of his era, he was also a man of conscience, integrity and refinement.Read More »
Judges in the state’s justice courts are redrawing their precinct boundaries, a process that attracts little public attention but carries a full measure of political drama and intensity.
And Justice of the Peace Lester Pearce oversees the politically-partisan process of redrawing Maricopa County’s justice court districts.
Brewer set the table for a possible veto of H2177, Seel's birther bill, telling reporters today that she had some concerns with the bill.Read More »
Merit selection proponents had to give ground this year in the annual struggle to do away with the state’s system of choosing judges.Read More »
With the budget out of the way, many legislators are getting anxious to wrap up their work and get back to their districts. For some, however, their focus turns to getting serious consideration for their own legislation before the session ends. Traditionally, these remaining measures are referred to as “going-home” bills.Read More »
Though union representatives are relieved to see the changes, they’re still disgruntled it wasn’t until the last minute before there was a compromise.Read More »
As stunning as the Fiesta Bowl revelations were in Arizona, the scandal would have been far more severe for the lawmakers involved had it been the Orange Bowl or Sugar Bowl.Read More »
A liberal advocacy group said it will wait to see if the feds shoot down Gov. Jan Brewer’s Medicaid reform plan before it files a lawsuit to do the same.Read More »