Arizona’s medical marijuana law says that as long as a doctor recommends it, anyone can possess and use marijuana, but the law, narrowly passed in 2010, doesn’t explicitly say the chemical-containing resin can be extracted from the marijuana. That could mean problems for the patients and dispensaries that are already buying and selling certain products under the belief that they were authorized.Read More »
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The Apache County Attorney’s Office will seek to remove Sen. Carlyle Begay from office unless the freshly sworn-in lawmaker can present evidence proving his proper residency is within the county, not the town of Gilbert.Read More »
The State Bar of Arizona has closed a disciplinary case against Attorney General Tom Horne for a hit-and-run incident without taking disciplinary action.Read More »
Despite a judge’s ruling, Secretary of State Ken Bennett may still be able to sidestep Attorney General Tom Horne in the campaign finance case against the AG and a top staffer.Read More »
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge expressed skepticism over the county attorney’s authority to pursue alleged campaign finance violations by Attorney General Tom Horne, putting the future of the case in question as the state’s top law enforcement officer and a key aide prepare to fight the charges in court.Read More »
From lobbyists to lawmakers to advocacy groups, reactions to flaws in Arizona lobbying reports reflect an image of a system that needs to be improved.
Some proposals for how to improve the system have emerged, but any agreement on the solutions, not to mention the political will to enact them, still eludes lawmakers two years after the Fiesta Bowl lobbying scandal roped in dozens of politicians, top bowl officials and a handful of lobbyists.
Disbarred former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas maintained his longstanding insistence that he was unfairly targeted for taking on corrupt officials as he jumped into the 2014 governor’s race, attempting to revive his political career.Read More »
After his daughter was shot, execution-style, in 1979 by a gang member out to kill a police officer’s child, John Gillis and his wife were forced to sit outside the courtroom during the killer’s trial.Read More »
This week's most outstanding quips, gibes and utterances from Arizona's political world.Read More »
A delegation of Arizona state and local officials came to Washington Wednesday to press for comprehensive immigration reform, saying the time for action is now while the nation is paying attention.Read More »