Dollars spent with local businesses have a far greater impact on Arizona’s economy, tax revenues and jobs, and that applies even when state government puts out contracts for bid, the head of a small-business group said Friday.Read More »
Each of the 184 cantilevered stone-and-steel benches, arcing above a pool of running water benches at the national 9/11 memorial is inscribed with the name of a victim of the Pentagon attack, including three with Arizona ties: Allen P. Boyle, David M. Scales and David W. Laychak.Read More »
A full-blown investigation of Sen. Scott Bundgaard’s infamous freeway fight seemed certain to take place when an ethics complaint was filed against him last month.
But one member of the ethics panel won’t be around when the committee meets today to decide whether to proceed with an inquiry. And that missing vote could neutralize efforts to investigate Bundgaard.
Media outlets reported Monday that Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords decided to give her first TV interview since being shot in January to Diane Sawyer of ABC News. But a spokesman for the Giffords camp said the story had been inflated.Read More »
In 2011 politics, there were no dog days of summer. In fact, there was hardly time for us political reporters to catch our breath, as the stories seemed to multiply every week.Read More »
With Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' political future still uncertain, Democratic officials eyeing next year's Senate race in Arizona have turned their attention to former U. S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona, a Bush administration official who broke ranks and complained about politics driving his job.Read More »
New abortion restrictions are taking effect in Arizona in the wake of legal challenges that so far have failed to block provisions of state laws enacted this year and in 2009.Read More »
Under a new state law, some adults who want to visit incarcerated inmates must pay the fee, with the money raised going toward maintaining 10 state-run prisons.Read More »
Lawyers pressing a discipline case against former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas say officials who crossed Thomas and chief ally Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio in political disputes were often targeted for investigations and, in some cases, were criminally charged.Read More »
This week’s most outstanding utterances, gibes and quips.Read More »