In an effort to clear his name of allegations that he roughed up his ex-girlfriend and former campaign manager, Rep. Daniel Patterson turned over documents today alleging the woman has a criminal history involving drugs, domestic violence and theft, and was barred from practicing law in California.Read More »
Rep. Daniel Patterson lashed out against his colleagues today, saying that he was the victim of a “lynch mob mentality” and that some members were going to “look very foolish” when the truth came out.
The Tucson Democrat said that he would not be “bullied” into stepping down or reconsidering his bid for re-election this fall, despite being dogged by accusations of domestic violence.
State Rep. Daniel Patterson is rejecting calls by Democratic legislative leaders and an Arizona Democratic Party official that the Tucson Democrat resign from the Legislature.Read More »
A former Arizona senator who resigned during an ethics inquiry over a domestic violence incident strode back into the spotlight Thursday when he got in a verbal spat on Twitter with a prominent local public-relations consultant.Read More »
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors will meet this morning to pick a replacement for Sen. Scott Bundgaard, who resigned earlier this month in the midst of an ethics hearing into a domestic violence incident he had with a girlfriend last year.Read More »
A proposed referendum would ask voters to amend the Arizona Constitution to delete the partial immunity from arrest that is now granted to state legislators during and right before sessions.Read More »
In a stunning turn of events, Sen. Scott Bundgaard resigned his legislative seat just moments before he was scheduled to take the witness stand in the ethics investigation against him involving a freeway fight with his ex-girlfriend.
The lawyer defending the Peoria Republican told a committee weighing the case against Bundgaard today that the hearing was "no longer necessary."
Before senators can launch into a full-blown ethics hearing of Sen. Scott Bundgaard, a judge will decide whether the courts have the authority to intervene and halt the legislative inquiry.Read More »
On the eve of tomorrow’s ethics hearing, Gallardo introduced a bill inspired by Bundgaard’s roadside scuffle and the ensuing plea deal he struck that some feel carried too light a punishment.Read More »
Unable to persuade colleagues to stop the ethics investigation against him and determined to fight to the end, Bundgaard went to court yesterday to sue the Senate Ethics Committee and its members.Read More »