Ron Barber, an aide to former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords who was wounded in the shooting attack that forced her resignation from Congress, announced his candidacy today for the special election to finish the congresswoman’s term.Read More »
Tucson businessman and sports broadcaster Dave Sitton is officially in the race to replace Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.Read More »
Federal Election Commission filings show Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was sitting on more than $925,000 in campaign cash when she stepped down from office last week.Read More »
Tucson state Rep. Matt Heinz is the first Democrat to formally enter the special election race to replace U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who resigned Jan. 25 to focus on her recovery from an assassination attempt more than a year ago.Read More »
If you can’t beat them, pack up and move to a new district.
That’s the lesson that a handful of legislators are taking with them as they prepare to run in the new districts drawn by the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission.
Sen. Frank Antenori of Tucson today announced he is running for Congress to fill the vacancy created by the recent resignation of Congresswoman Gabriele Giffords.Read More »
A lawmaker wants to make it clear that state officials can notify licensing boards when medical professionals are suspected of improperly recommending marijuana for patients. Rep. Kimberly Yee, R-Phoenix, said clarifying in law that the Arizona Department of Health Services ...Read More »
A Republican legislative attorney claimed today that the state’s redistricting commission gerrymandered its maps to benefit certain Democratic incumbents and harm GOP politicians.
Democratic leadership from both chambers of the Legislature promised to file a complaint that the testimony to the committee represents a violation of the prohibition against state employees being involved in partisan political or election-related activity.
Rep. Matt Heinz said he sees more and more patients who are unable to afford treatment for their catastrophic health conditions. He called for the Legislature to restore funding to the Medical Expense Deduction program.Read More »
At the end of a forum on healthcare this morning, an emergency room doctor raised his hand to ask a question. “How many on the panel believe the primary reason for the high cost of care is government?” he asked. Of the four speakers, only one raised their hand — Sen. Nancy Barto, a Phoenix Republican and the chairwoman of the Senate Healthcare and Medical Liability Reform Committee.Read More »