On the chance that the state’s legislative map must be redrawn before the next federal census, let me suggest a workable method that (1) retains the Redistricting Commission’s authority, (2) observes the Arizona Constitution’s redistricting principles, and (3) reduces the influence of political parties.Read More »
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As the FBI ramped up its investigation into Tom Horne last year, Secretary of State Ken Bennett scrambled to get legislation passed that would allow him to bypass the Attorney General’s Office and seek outside legal counsel.Read More »
A decision by Arizona’s top Republican Party official and two other GOP officers to question Barack Obama’s birth certificate during the official casting of the state’s electoral votes Monday was met with harsh criticism from Republicans and Democrats alike.Read More »
A federal agency is backing a request from Gov. Jan Brewer to declare a drought disaster that will help ranchers and farmers.Read More »
As a volunteer police officer in this northwestern Arizona city, Harley Pettit saw young people get in trouble for everything from drugs and alcohol to vandalism. In a small community with not a lot to do, he said, the last thing young people need is another way to get into trouble.
He’s worried that’s exactly what medical marijuana will give them.
In two Arizona counties, the civil rights movement may soon be giving way to a new era, one in which elections officials don’t need the federal government’s permission to make such mundane administrative changes as moving polling places or changing voter-registration deadlines.Read More »