Rich Crandall's Arizona state Senate seat was declared vacant by Senate President Andy Biggs on Aug. 22, days after Crandall notified Biggs that his resignation won’t take effect until midnight on Aug. 31. Biggs cited a portion of Arizona law that declares a legislative office can be deemed vacant now that Crandall is no longer a resident of the district.Read More »
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I’m fortunate to have many great friends and colleagues at the Capitol and I’m pleased to continue to work with the Capitol community in new ways as an elected official of Maricopa County.Read More »
Arizona Sen. Jack Jackson Jr. submitted his letter of resignation on July 12, and Sen. Rich Crandall may do the same as soon as August, leaving officials a matter of weeks to submit lists of nominees to fill two vacant seats in the Senate chamber.Read More »
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is ready to select a new member. Some current and former mayors and ex-state lawmakers are in the running for a vacant seat.Read More »
A Tempe Democrat introduced a bill Jan. 29 that would put a time limit on county boards of supervisors to fill vacancies in the Legislature.Read More »
Former Democratic lawmaker Ben Arredondo walked out of court Wednesday effectively a free man, having convinced a federal judge his lifetime of community service and failing mental and physical health justify no time behind bars.
Judge Frederick Martone, of U.S. District Court in Phoenix, placed Arredondo on three years of probation, including 18 months of house arrest, and ordered him to pay $540 in restitution.
Maricopa County has agreed to pay the Board of Supervisors' chairman about $123,000 in attorneys' fees and defense costs to settle a claim against the county.Read More »
Maricopa County will pay $45 million to settle a legal dispute with three dozen hospitals and health-care providers over billing claims from emergency health care provided to low-income residents more than a decade ago.Read More »
Arizona's most populous county is moving to participate in a federal court case to argue that it's too late to temporarily change new legislative districts in time for this year's elections.Read More »
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors today appointed attorney and school board member Martin Quezada to the House of Representatives.Read More »