Sen. Jerry Lewis, the Mesa Republican who ran on a platform of transparency and lobbying reform during the recall election last year, on Oct. 3 unveiled a proposal to tighten the reporting requirements for legislators and lobbyists and make it easier for the public to find out how the two groups interact.Read More »
Supporters of the one-cent tax portray it as the antidote to lawmakers’ antipathy toward cash-starved schools, but critics claim its success will come at the expense of the state’s ability to bring in taxes from remote and Internet sales.Read More »
The battle between former Surgeon General Richard Carmona and Congressman Jeff Flake has officially become one of nation’s top U.S. Senate races.Read More »
Placing a 5 percent annual limit on how much the assessed value of properties can rise would shield owners from the kinds of spikes seen during the real estate bubble of the last decade, supporters of Proposition 117 say.Read More »
Proposition 115 asserts that more is better when it comes to selection and retention of state judges in Pima and Maricopa counties as well as appellate and Supreme Court judges.Read More »
Using an interstate database, Arizona officials have found nine new cases of people voting in more than one state in the 2008 presidential election, Secretary of State Ken Bennett said Tuesday.Read More »
After several tries, Sen. Jerry Lewis, R-Mesa, finally found a resident who was willing to step outside his door and talk about politics one Saturday morning in September. Armed with a voter list and a pocket full of flyers, Lewis, who is running for the state Senate against Democratic Rep. Ed Ableser of Tempe, had been knocking on several doors in a working class neighborhood in Tempe.Read More »
An attorney for proponents of the open primary initiative wants a judge to order the measure included on the ballot, even if he decides today it does not belong there.Read More »
Except for his concession speech, it’s all over for Russell Pearce.
Outraised and outspent, the man who helped elevate Arizona onto the national stage in the illegal immigration debate, failed on Tuesday to persuade his party-mates to send him back to the state Legislature.
It was the former Senate president’s second loss since November – when he was ousted from office in a recall election – against an opponent who holds moderate views on immigration enforcement.
U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar is headed back to the nation’s capital after building a wide lead over a conservative firebrand in the race for the Republican nomination in the 4th Congressional District.Read More »