A committee that studied funding issues with Arizona's pension system for public employees is recommending that current and former workers be allowed to move into a 401(k)-style plan as an optional alternative to fixed-benefit pensions.Read More »
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A panel of representatives and senators yesterday recommended the continuation of a dollar-for-dollar tax credit program for contributions to groups that provide scholarships to students in private and parochial schools.Read More »
Now that the election results have been officially canvassed and certified, returning legislators and their new colleagues can start introducing legislation for next year’s session.Read More »
Tempe Democrats will choose three possible replacements Thursday for state Rep. Ben Arredondo, who resigned last week after pleading guilty to two felony counts of fraud stemming from an FBI investigation.Read More »
After a handful of strange snags and unprecedented situations, Sen. Michele Reagan is eying a raft of changes to Arizona’s election laws.Read More »
Attorneys for Darin Mitchell, the candidate who a Superior Court judge found did not live in his district, filed new arguments with the Court of Appeals yesterday, saying the courts don’t have authority to decide elections contests.Read More »
The Legislature’s decision to sweep $50 million intended to help the state with the consequences of the foreclosure crisis was legal, according to a Maricopa County judge.Read More »
Rep. Ben Arredondo resigned from the House today after pleading guilty in a federal court Friday to two felony counts of fraud.Read More »
Rep. Ben Arredondo, a Tempe Democrat, faces a sentence ranging from probation to 37 months in prison after pleading guilty this morning to two felony counts related to federal charges stemming from a public corruption indictment.Read More »
Attorneys for a business run by Rep. Kate Brophy McGee’s husband persuaded a judge to seal court records in an ongoing lawsuit on the grounds that it could harm her re-election chances.
But they also contend that her political career is being used to blackmail and extort the business of her husband, Bob McGee.