Republican Corporation Commission candidates Tom Forese and Doug Little now admit they broke Arizona’s campaign finance laws, and each has been assessed a $1,000 fine by the Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission, meaning the two will avoid a deeper investigation into their campaign finance reports.Read More »
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A judge is scheduled to hear arguments Thursday over whether to bar authorities from enforcing two Arizona laws that prohibit people from using fake or stolen IDs to get jobs.Read More »
Gay marriage supporters filed a supporting brief Wednesday to bolster their argument that a federal court should immediately strike down Arizona's ban on gay marriage and clear the way for legal same-sex unions in the state.Read More »
Collins’ recommendation for Forese and Little includes a lengthy footnote on page 11 that makes clear the CCEC investigation could go far beyond the scope of the possible violations identified in the previous pages. In the footnote, Collins noted that the definition of “contribution” includes goods or services provided at no charge or at a discounted rate.Read More »
Calling it a violation of constitutional rights, a federal appeals court today voided a 2006 voter-approved measure which denied bail to those not in the country legally who were arrested for other crimes.Read More »
Senate President Andy Biggs and 26 other Republican lawmakers oppose passage of a $935 million bond to rebuild Maricopa Medical Center and improve the county’s public health system.Read More »
Republican Andy Tobin and Democratic Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick found common ground during a 1st Congressional District debate on protecting the A-10 military jet the Air Force wants to mothball and agreed that Social Security benefits must be protected.Read More »
The Citizens Clean Elections Commission voted o find that there was reason to believe Superindent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal violated the law by using state resources for campaigning. At the same time, the commission voted to enter into penalty settlement discussion with Huppenthal. The terms of the penalties will be reviewed at the next meeting of the commission.Read More »
Fred DuVal and Doug Ducey finally found something on which they agree.
Neither wants to divulge whether they ever inhaled.
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office has asked a judge to bar the public from witnessing an Oct. 28 hearing at which lawyers will discuss an investigation of a former sheriff's deputy.Read More »