Education groups from across the spectrum are putting their differences aside to work on a ballot measure that would raise taxes for K-12 education and put into place reforms that could fundamentally change the way schools operate in Arizona.Read More »
A lawsuit filed in an Arizona court cites security concerns as it seeks to prevent the state from issuing contracts for 5,000 additional private prison beds.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer announced today that the Feb. 28 presidential primary will remain unchanged.Read More »
Critics of Senate President Russell Pearce have labeled Olivia Cortes a "stealth" candidate who is aiming to divide his opposition. This month, media reports quoted a circulator Cortes supposedly hired as admitting that she is running to dilute the vote against Pearce, the state's foremost immigration hawk.
And even though she has denied that the Pearce camp had asked her to run, an early interview with the candidate reveals she planned to court Hispanic voters in the upcoming Mesa recall election.
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 »