Had voters passed the Open Elections/Open Government measure, proponents argued that the result would have been less-radical ideologues being elected and a looser grip by political parties on elected offices.Read More »
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First it was featured in a controversial summer movie, and now it could come to a school near you. A liberal school-choice group from California is trying to build a coalition of local education groups to pass an Arizona law allowing parents to take over failing schools.Read More »
T.J. Shope, a Republican from Coolidge, and Juan Mendez, a Democrat from Tempe, share a lot in common.
Both are 27-year-old incoming state representatives. Both studied political science at Arizona State University and received bachelor’s degrees in 2008.
Pinal County’s position as a Democrat stronghold is gone as a new Republican domination took hold in the Nov. 6 election.Read More »
The incoming Senate minority leader, who is the first African-American woman to lead the Democratic caucus, is a pragmatist who is comfortable reaching across the aisle and is more inclined to resolve issues than pour gasoline on them.Read More »
In Arizona, Republicans are losing the battle over Hispanic voters.
Hispanic voter registration leans Democratic by a wide margin, and polling reinforces their support for Democratic candidates.
Shortly after noon on Election Day, Paul Garrett walked into his polling place in Mesa, ready to cast his vote. But when he got into line and told the poll worker his name, he was advised that he had already received his early ballot in the mail, so he would have to cast a provisional ballot.Read More »
Arizona's voter registration numbers are higher heading into next week's general election.Read More »
The Democrat who won the primary in Arizona's 6th Congressional District ditched the party on Thursday and said he will seek election as an independent.Read More »
Rep. Catherine Miranda, a Phoenix Democrat expected to be re-elected in Legislative District 27, is under investigation for possible election law violations.Read More »