Former City Councilman Greg Stanton and political consultant Wes Gullett were winning a primary Tuesday to advance to a runoff that will select a new mayor for the nation’s sixth-largest city.Read More »
The Secretary of State’s office on Wednesday dismissed a complaint alleging that the state’s redistricting commission was being illegally lobbied by a group with ties to Republican politicians.
The state’s elections officials threw the complaint out because they said Arizona’s lobbying laws don’t apply to the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission. But in their dismissal letter, those same elections officials said they believe the laws should be changed so they do apply.
And that could happen as early as next year, said Amy Bjelland, the Secretary of State’s election director.
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It looks like the Goldwater Institute will have a greater presence at the Legislature next session.Read More »
Longtime Democratic staff attorney Michael Mandell is leaving his Senate position to take a job at a public affairs firm.Read More »
Secretary of State Ken Bennett held a workshop with public sector lobbyists, the first in a proposed series of post-Fiesta Bowl meetings on state lobbying requirements.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer says Arizona lawmakers should review state laws governing gifts to public officials in light of the Fiesta Bowl scandal, but the former legislator says there are legitimate grounds for gifts of travel and token items of appreciation.Read More »
Two of Arizona's top-ranking elected officials may take a stab at reforming Arizona's lobbying laws.Read More »
Gould is planning legislation for next year that would tighten regulations on gifts from lobbyists, though he isn't sure exactly what changes the bill would make.Read More »
Denver-based law and lobbying firm Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck has lured away three of Fennemore Craig's top people, marking its second talent-grab since announcing the opening of a new office in Phoenix last month.Read More »