During the first session of the Arizona Territorial Legislature in 1864 — when not a single public school existed in the newly formed territory — lawmakers authorized a university and wrote a constitution to guide its affairs.Read More »
The Udall name has dominated Arizona’s political landscape and beyond for the better part of the 20th century, with Morris King Udall, affectionately known as Mo, the only member of the family to reach for the presidency of the United States — so far.Read More »
For the second time in four years the Arizona Department of Corrections will be going to court to defend the way it carries out executions.Read More »
When he declared he was challenging Senate President Russell Pearce, Republican Jerry Lewis offered overarching goals that no politician really could argue against — investing in education, attracting companies to Arizona, a fresh start for Mesa.
What he refused to say was how his political positions differ from Pearce’s.
The top brass at the Maricopa County Republican Party today formed an independent expenditure committee to help Senate President Russell Pearce keep his seat in the recall election this November.Read More »
In a bid to overturn a partial enrollment freeze to the state’s Medicaid program, the Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest amended its lawsuit in response to a judge’s ruling that the original plaintiffs did not have standing to sue.Read More »
An Aug. 31 deadline has been set for applicants for one vacant post on the five-member Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission.Read More »
Gosar's campaign will be hosting a star-studded "family barbecue" fundraiser next month in Prescott. Brewer and conservative talk show host Hugh Hewitt will headline the Aug. 7 event at Granite Creek Park near downtown.Read More »
California’s loss could be Arizona’s gain, if some legislators have any say about it.
With the outcry from some businesses about the Golden State’s newly-passed “nexus tax” on some online retailers, Rep. Tom Forese, R-Gilbert, has proposed that Arizona take advantage of the discontent and try to recruit the angry businesses to Arizona, which has no such tax.
Behind the state law allowing Arizona to raise money and build a fence along the U.S.-Mexico border is a strong perception by politicians here that the federal government refuses to adequately secure the Southern border.
Now, it seems the feds will share, if indirectly, in the cost of building the fence.