Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Ducey indicated that he would veto any measuring attempting to roll back the Medicaid expansion plan implemented last year by Gov. Jan Brewer and the Legislature during a debate broadcast across the state.Read More »
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Democrat gubernatorial hopeful Fred DuVal warned Sunday that businesses will not come to Arizona if the state scraps the Common Core academic standards. Republican Doug Ducey agreed that some standards are needed. Just not these.Read More »
How many votes does it take win an unopposed write-in campaign in the primary election and become a contender on the November ballot?
It all depends on your political party.
Libertarian standard-bearer Barry Hess will be on the ballot for his fourth straight gubernatorial campaign after a Republican challenge to his nominating petitions was dismissed.Read More »
Barry Hess, the perennial Libertarian candidate for governor, fought successfully against legislation that would have required third-party candidates to collect thousands of signatures to get on the ballot. Now a challenge filed by a Republican activist alleges that he fell short of the 133 signatures he needs to run for governor.Read More »
There’s plenty for a broad array of opponents to hate in an omnibus election bill passed at the end of the session, and a diverse coalition is now banding together for a probable citizen referendum drive against HB2305.Read More »
Third-party candidates may become a rare breed in Arizona.
HB2305, an omnibus elections bill, dramatically raises the number of signatures that Green Party, Libertarian and other third-party candidates will need to qualify for the ballot. Whereas signature requirements have historically been based on the number of registered votes a party has, the bill equalizes the requirements for all parties.
In a state where most campaigns are decided in the primary, a group of would-be reformers wants to force political discourse to the center by upending the entire election system.Read More »
This week’s most outstanding utterances, gibes and quips.Read More »
The year in memorable quotes from Arizona's political players.Read More »