Bitter Smith isn’t the only Corp Commissioner whose lobbying activities are drawing scrutiny: Burns is registered as a lobbyist for a telecom trade group, the Arizona Telecommunications and Information Council, the Republic reported this morning.Read More »
A group that went after former Attorney General Tom Horne is demanding that Corporation Commissioner Susan Bitter Smith quit her jobs outside the commission and stop any lobbying activities while she remains in office.Read More »
When Pinnacle West Capital Corporation shareholders open their mail this spring, they’ll be asked whether the state's largest utility should provide more information about money it spends to influence policies and elections in Arizona.Read More »
HB2645 is a relatively obscure bill compared to the debates surrounding school finance, private prisons and industry wars lawmakers are gearing up to engage in. But the country’s youngest self-made woman billionaire thinks the proposed law will revolutionize health care.Read More »
Behind the legislation that engulfed Arizona in a firestorm over the treatment of gays is an influential Evangelical-Christian lobby that is deep in the trenches of America’s culture wars.Read More »
Agents with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office had a sticky problem when they walked out of lobbyist Gary Husk’s office on Jan. 27, 2012, with documents and computer data seized as evidence.Read More »
WASHINGTON (AP) — Prospects for comprehensive immigration legislation this year grew murkier on the eve of an all-out push by a coalition of business, religious and law enforcement to convince the House to overhaul the decades-old system.Read More »
At a recent Phoenix City Council District 8 candidate forum in a central Phoenix church, the pews were nearly filled with roughly 80 political junkies getting their fix.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 »
Sen. Jerry Lewis, the Mesa Republican who ran on a platform of transparency and lobbying reform during the recall election last year, today unveiled a proposal to tighten the reporting requirements for legislators and lobbyists and make it easier for the public to find out how the two groups interact.
Lewis said the proposal has the backing of Senate President Steve Pierce and Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, who has investigated the Fiesta Bowl scandal, where public officials received free tickets and took free trips without properly disclosing them.