Statewide political warfare is usually reserved for even-numbered years, targets millions of Arizona voters and follows well-defined partisan boundaries. But the fight over solar energy in Arizona has broken all those maxims this year.Read More »
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A small group of lobbyists with Husk Partners met in an office in 2009 at the firm as allegations of a Fiesta Bowl scandal involving illegal political contributions swirled.
Lobbyists John MacDonald, Dana Paschke and Dean Miller made a pact of sorts as they looked over the statute outlawing reimbursement of contributions, according to a search warrant affidavit that provides details of an investigation into the firm’s recently indicted head, Gary Husk.
The City Council has approved a plan to begin phasing out an “emergency” 2-cents-per-dollar tax on food imposed in 2010 to help address a massive budget deficit.Read More »
Clear path to general election provides a boost to DuVal, but …
After five Republican gubernatorial hopefuls held their first candidate forum, some observers said the big winner was a candidate who wasn’t in the room — Democratic nominee-in-waiting Fred DuVal.
Conflicting policies likely to produce headaches as elections approach
Attorney General Tom Horne says he suspects the few voters who didn’t prove their citizenship when they registered with federal forms are in the U.S. illegally.
The lobbyist accused of orchestrating the Fiesta Bowl scandal was indicted Thursday on eight low-level felonies not associated with the bowl-game scheme.Read More »
Young people who fall into a gap between their parents’ health insurance plans and coverage through employers need to get information on how the federal exchange now open in Arizona can protect them should they face major health problems, advocates said Monday.Read More »
After losing to Ben Quayle in a crowded congressional race in 2010, former Republican legislator Jim Waring bounced back to win a seat on the Phoenix City Council in 2011.Read More »
For weeks, advocates have pushed to keep the issue of immigration reform in front of the public, during the debate over Syria, during the budget impasse, during the government shutdown.Read More »
New campaign finance laws could restore clout of business community
Business interests that once served as the gatekeepers of Arizona’s elections may be regaining some of the clout they lost during the Clean Elections era.