A lawyer for the ousted chair of Arizona's redistricting commission says the commission would be a joke as an independent body if Gov. Jan Brewer's removal of Colleen Mathis is allowed to stand.Read More »
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Arizona is formally withdrawing from the Western Climate Initiative, a regional collaboration to establish a cap-and-trade program to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases.Read More »
The Arizona Supreme Court has released a list of 19 applicants to replace the recently ousted redistricting commission chairwoman, Colleen Mathis.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer will head to Washington, D.C. on Tuesday for a day of meetings on Capitol Hill and a speech to a GOP women’s group.Read More »
Civic activists who wrote the constitutional amendment approved by Arizona voters a decade ago to create the state's redistricting commission say Gov. Jan Brewer's removal of the panel's chair violates the measure's intent to take political map-drawing out of the hands of governors and state legislators.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer may not be running for anything in 2012, but she plans to make her presence felt on the campaign trail with a new federal PAC.Read More »
The Arizona Supreme Court will rule Tuesday about whether to temporarily block the ouster of Colleen Mathis as chairwoman of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission.Read More »
Marilyn Quayle, the wife of former Vice President Dan Quayle and mother of U.S. Rep. Ben Quayle, said she never contacted Gov. Jan Brewer about the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, refuting a rapidly spreading rumor that she urged the governor to oust the panel’s chairwoman to help her son.Read More »
Last night on “Hardball with Chris Matthews,” Cherny repeated as fact a rumor that has been burning like a wildfire in the Arizona political community this week: Marilyn Quayle called Brewer and persuaded her to seek the removal of IRC members.Read More »
Seven months ago, attorney Lisa Hauser was trying to land a job serving as the redistricting commission's Republican attorney, just as she did a decade ago.
But by the time Senate Republicans ratified Brewer’s decision to remove the commission's chair for what the governor described as “gross misconduct in office,” Hauser had taken on a new redistricting client — Brewer, who will soon be called upon to defend her unprecedented action in court.