Maria Baier is leaving her post as commissioner of the Arizona State Land Department to head up the Sonoran Institute.Read More »
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The Senate on Thursday approved a proposal to prohibit homeowner associations from regulating public roadways that are owned by a government entity. But both Democratic and Republican legislators also opposed it, which showed that issues dealing with homeowners associations often transcend political boundaries.Read More »
Arizona Democratic Party headquarters is sparsely populated these days after most of its employees left for congressional and U.S. Senate campaigns.Read More »
The panel charged with redrawing the state's political lines that will be used for the next decade approved final maps for both congressional and legislative districts today, after meeting for more than 15 hours in two days.Read More »
During the Dec. 5, meeting of the Mohave County Board of Supervisors, we adopted a temporary moratorium on acceptance of new public roads and streets into the Mohave County Road Maintenance System, other than those completed in accordance with subdivision plat approval.Read More »
Now that Arizona’s fiscal picture is rosier, with projected surpluses instead of staggering deficits, lawmakers are looking at undoing one of the state’s more embarrassing budget gimmicks.Read More »
This week's most outstanding quips, jibes and utterances.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 »
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.
The Arizona Legislature should pass a law requiring certain school districts to unify and consolidate rather than having voters decide what happens in their areas, the person who headed the state’s 2008 redistricting effort told a legislative committee Wednesday.Read More »