From the day that Arizona became a state on Feb. 14, 1912, its boundaries have remained unchanged, but if not for some political gamesmanship, today’s Grand Canyon State would have had a remarkably different portrait.Read More »
The Rose Law Group employes 43 people and is involved in several big political cases, including a federal SB1070 suit, the proposed Indian casino near Glendale, medical marijuana cases and the Republican redistricting group FAIR Trust.
For Jordan Rose, it's a far cry from the desk in storage closet she first worked from coming out of law school.
The Goldwater Institute is known for its high-profile maneuvers, like challenging a part of the Clean Elections system and derailing the potential sale of the Phoenix Coyotes hockey team. But showing that it can tackle even seemingly benign state regulations, the watchdog group is now taking aim at the Department of Health Services for asking day care centers to serve low-fat milk.Read More »
This week's most outstanding utterances, gibes and quips.Read More »
A suburban Phoenix school district has agreed to stop spending money from a special bond while a judge reviews a complaint from the Goldwater Institute that it is violating voter intent.Read More »
The Glendale City Council will petition the Arizona Supreme Court to hear its appeal against a tribe that wants to build a casino near the city's sports and entertainment district.Read More »
Wearing multiple hats was not uncommon for Arizona’s political figures when the state was much younger and less populated, but the career of at least one legendary figure merits being labeled as unique.Read More »
The state is looking to buy something a little bit out of the ordinary — a statute of Barry Goldwater.Read More »
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed bills approving 11 new special license plates, including one to commemorate the tea party and send donations toward the movement.Read More »
They couldn’t win in court, so they took the fight to the Legislature – and won.
The Home Builders Association of Central Arizona and the Goldwater Institute, a litigious government watchdog group with a libertarian bent, were unable to convince the courts that impact fees Mesa charged to new home construction for cultural programs are illegal. Instead, lawmakers approved legislation that effectively curtails those fees.