Gov. Jan Brewer said it wasn’t easy being one of the few women in a state Legislature dominated by men back in the early 1980s. And Brewer attributed women’s progress in leadership roles to the work of pioneers such as Rose Mofford, Arizona’s first woman governor, who broke the glass ceilings.Read More »
During a closed-door executive session last week, Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission selected the final two candidates vying to serve as the agency’s executive director.
The commission interviewed five candidates, selected from among several dozen more, for several hours during the private April 14 meeting, then chose two of the five for additional interviews April 20 – this time in public.
Former Arizona congressman Matt Salmon says he plans to announce his candidacy for his old job next week.Read More »
The federal government hasn't come up with a comprehensive strategy to secure the U.S.-Mexico border, even as an all-out war between Mexico and its violent drug gangs has claimed 35,000 lives and pushed hundreds of thousands of immigrants into the United States.Read More »
Arizona's Sept. 11 commemorative memorial is again under fire at the State Capitol. Legislation proposed for consideration by a Senate committee Tuesday would require removal of panels bearing 11 inscriptions that a supporter of the measure said are "offensive" and that detract from the memorial's purpose in honoring those killed and injured in the 2001 terrorist attacks.Read More »
U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano said Thursday that security on the southern U.S. border "is better now than it ever has been" and that violence from neighboring Mexico hasn't spilled over in a serious way.Read More »
If you want to watch politics in play, you could book a ticket to the next party conventions. You could join a campaign. Or you could head to South Tucson, sink into a green vinyl booth at Rigo's Mexican Restaurant on South Fourth and watch the political intrigue unfold.Read More »
People in Arizona can now check whether their Social Security numbers will turn up red flags when run through E-Verify, the federal electronic system used to confirm whether prospective workers are in the U.S. legally.Read More »
An annual legislative power play that always seems like a fool’s errand finally may have gotten the break it has been waiting for.Read More »
The House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday passed a bill to increase the state’s border security, as representatives continue shaking their fists at Washington, D.C.Read More »