When asked how his vote for Medicaid expansion could threaten his chances at another term in the Arizona Legislature, Senate Majority Leader John McComish points to an Arizona Capitol Times newspaper hanging in a frame behind his desk “The risk of defiance,” the headline reads. “What will GOP senators’ ‘no’ votes on immigration bills cost them?”Read More »
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A lawsuit by a critic of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio over the critic's disorderly conduct and trespassing arrest in 2008 was dismissed on the day the trial was to start.Read More »
New senator has lived in many homes far from his district
By all accounts, new state Sen. Carlyle Begay is highly qualified for public office.
He has impressed lawmakers, county and city officials and even the Governor’s Office with his credentials as a student of public health. And he boasts extensive work with American Indian communities as the vice president of business development at the American Indian Health Management and Policy group in Phoenix, where he has worked since 2006.
Gilbert or Ganado — New senator faces challenge over residency
Mere hours after he was sworn into the Arizona Senate, Democrat Carlyle Begay faced a challenge to his seat on the grounds that he doesn’t live in the district he was appointed to represent.
An attorney for Rep. Albert Hale is preparing a legal challenge to the newest appointee to the Arizona Senate, who is scheduled to be sworn into office Tuesday morning.Read More »
I’m fortunate to have many great friends and colleagues at the Capitol and I’m pleased to continue to work with the Capitol community in new ways as an elected official of Maricopa County.Read More »
Arizona cities and counties that hold community gun buyback events will have to sell the surrendered weapons instead of destroying them under a bill Gov. Jan Brewer signed into law Monday.Read More »
A bill spawned by police corruption in a polygamist town received unanimous approval Tuesday in the House Government Committee.
And while the bill passed easily and has support of police unions, sparks flew when a Utah civil rights attorney who spoke against the measure suggested the U.S. Department of Justice and Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board could address corrupt police departments.
If something goes terribly wrong in southeastern Arizona, Cochise County has a way to temporarily store dead bodies.Read More »
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has decided not to appoint a temporary replacement for former Rep. Ben Arredondo, who resigned on Oct. 9 after pleading guilty to federal criminal charges.Read More »