Former lawmaker Manuel “Lito” Peña, who served as an Arizona legislator for 30 years, died on Oct. 12. Peña had been ill for several years, according to Sen. Steve Gallardo, D-Phoenix, and died suddenly Saturday morning. He was 88.Read More »
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If you think the federal government shutdown only affects federal employees, talk to Phoenix Fire Chief Bob Khan.Read More »
Some members of Arizona’s congressional delegation hoped to show solidarity with furloughed federal employees by cutting or suspending their pay during the government shutdown.Read More »
Gallardo: HB2305 unnecessary, election problems could be solved with leftover HAVA money
Several provisions of HB2305 were drafted in direct response to problems in the 2012 election, when it took 11 days to call a close congressional race and an all-time high number of voters were forced to cast provisional ballots.
As we considered sites for the Democratic National Committee’s summer meeting, we looked for a location that would demonstrate our party’s ability and willingness to compete in states that have traditionally been Republican strongholds. We chose Arizona.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.
This week's most outstanding quips, gibes and utterances from Arizona's political world.Read More »
Fred DuVal said there is a “high probability” that he will officially begin his campaign for governor later this month.
DuVal, a former regent, former Clinton White House aide and longtime Democratic operative, said he expects to file his campaign committee with the Secretary of State’s Office by the end of February.
Name: Andrea Dalessandro Chamber: House of Representatives Party: Democrat Profession: Retired math teacher and CPA Hometown: Sahuarita Legislative District: 2, including parts of Tucson, South Tucson, Green Valley, Sahuarita and all of Santa Cruz County. Committee Assignments: Government; Reform and ...Read More »
Name: Stefanie Mach Chamber: House of Representatives Party: Democrat Profession: Runs a consulting business for nonprofit organizations. Hometown: Tucson Legislative District: 10, which includes central, northeast and southeast Tucson. Committee Assignments: Appropriations; Commerce. Previous or Current Elected Offices: Precinct committeewoman. ...Read More »