Processing of petitions to force a recall election for Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce is running ahead of schedule, increasing the possibility that an election would be held in November.Read More »
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Buoyed by the successful defense of the employer sanctions law in court, its architect is considering upping the ante by hitting counties that don’t enforce the law where it would hurt the most — their financial bottom line.Read More »
Sheriff Joe Arpaio is dangerous. He needs to go.
Arpaio’s suggestion that he knew nothing of the gross mismanagement by his underlings like Dave Henderschott is not credible. Arpaio surrounds himself with sycophants like Henderschott who share Arpaio’s disdain for anyone who would criticize the office. Arpaio cannot now distance himself from these decisions.
State Sen. Russell Pearce was riding high last year, notching wins that include enactment of a second Arizona law to crack down on illegal immigration and then his selection by fellow Republican senators as the chamber's new president.
This year, things haven't gone so well for the tough-talking former lawman.
The May 24 announcement that the state’s top Republican officials would be filing a lawsuit in federal court over Arizona’s new medical marijuana law surprised many, but not the man who came up with the idea: Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, a strident opponent of the new medical marijuana law.Read More »
County officials leveled tough criticism Monday at a proposal specifying how Maricopa County would pay back $99 million that budget analysts say was inappropriately spent by Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office.Read More »
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has spoken: Justin Pierce, a labor attorney, will be replacing Kirk Adams in the state Arizona House of Representatives.Read More »
Officials plan to unveil a proposal Monday on how Maricopa County will pay back $99 million that budget analysts say was inappropriately spent by Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office.Read More »
Federal public defenders are accusing the Arizona Corrections Department of violating with the state public records law.Read More »
The Arizona Supreme Court ruled today that police cannot search a person’s home for their own protection without a warrant unless they have specific facts to support a reasonable belief there is danger lurking.Read More »