Southern Arizona Democrats’ hopes to have former Rep. Daniel Patterson replaced by one of their own were dashed today when the Secretary of State said the legislative seat will be filled by an independent.Read More »
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Rep. Daniel Patterson, the Tucson lawmaker facing ethics charges and possible expulsion from the House of Representatives, today maintained his innocence and said a scathing ethics report against him was politically motivated.Read More »
State Rep. Daniel Patterson says he will file a detailed response to a report in which investigators are recommending he be expelled from the Legislature.Read More »
The Arizona House Ethics Committee will meet Tuesday to further consider fellow legislators' complaint against Rep. Daniel Patterson.Read More »
A report by special investigators into the ethics charges against a Tucson Democrat accused of beating his ex-girlfriend will be delayed until at least Friday, but the investigation and future hearings are expected to continue after that.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."
Sen. Scott Bundgaard is scheduled to take the witness stand today in what has become the biggest fight of his political life.Read More »
Witnesses who saw portions of the scuffle between Sen. Scott Bundgaard and his then-girlfriend agreed on one thing — he was the aggressor that night.Read More »
Arguing that Sen. Scott Bundgaard exercised poor judgment and put the lives of several people in harm’s way, one of the lawyers hired by the Senate Ethics Committee is seeking the gravest penalty for breaching ethical rules — expulsion from the Legislature.
In his opening statement in the Jan. 5 ethics hearing, Attorney Michael Liburdi said Bundgaard assaulted his then-girlfriend, Aubry Ballard, and then pulled over on the wrong side of the freeway.
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 »