State Treasurer Doug Ducey filed an exploratory committee for the 2014 governor’s race, taking the first steps toward his widely expected candidacy for the state’s highest office.Read More »
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Secretary of State Ken Bennett wants Attorney General Tom Horne to determine whether two laws that were trapped in legal limbo by the Voting Rights Act are now enforceable a following a U.S. Supreme Court decision that lifted the preclearance requirement from Arizona and other states.Read More »
Arizona has taken the U.S. Supreme Court’s advice to sidestep its ruling against the state, but there’s a catch. In doing so, it would be appealing to an effectively non-existent federal commission.Read More »
Despite a judge’s ruling, Secretary of State Ken Bennett may still be able to sidestep Attorney General Tom Horne in the campaign finance case against the AG and a top staffer.Read More »
The intraparty battle raging in Republican circles over Gov. Jan Brewer’s Medicaid expansion plan has not yet extended into the race to succeed her.Read More »
A judge ruled that the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office lacks to the authority to pursue campaign finance allegations against Tom Horne and a top aide, giving the attorney general at least a temporary reprieve.Read More »
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge expressed skepticism over the county attorney’s authority to pursue alleged campaign finance violations by Attorney General Tom Horne, putting the future of the case in question as the state’s top law enforcement officer and a key aide prepare to fight the charges in court.Read More »
From lobbyists to lawmakers to advocacy groups, reactions to flaws in Arizona lobbying reports reflect an image of a system that needs to be improved.
Some proposals for how to improve the system have emerged, but any agreement on the solutions, not to mention the political will to enact them, still eludes lawmakers two years after the Fiesta Bowl lobbying scandal roped in dozens of politicians, top bowl officials and a handful of lobbyists.
Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett has asked to be dismissed from a lawsuit by a group that's trying to halt a recall effort against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.Read More »
Almost daily, Arizona politicians face an army of lobbyists who are ready to spend money on dinners, drinks, parties and travel, aimed at currying favor and eventually bending the public policy agenda toward the will of their sometimes deep-pocketed clients. ...Read More »