The panel of senators investigating whether Sen. Scott Bundgaard breached ethical rules split along partisan lines today, with Republicans adopting a higher standard of proof that could make it more difficult to remove the Peoria Republican from office.Read More »
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Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann lauded Arizona's illegal immigration stance today and said she will be back “many, many times” as she campaigns for the state’s Feb. 28 presidential primary.Read More »
The Arizona Supreme Court today quashed a challenge to the recall election targeting Senate President Russell Pearce, affirming a trial court’s earlier decision that the recall petitions are valid.Read More »
An executive officer of the Maricopa County Republican Party and longtime supporter of Senate President Russell Pearce said she was part of a coordinated effort to help a woman she’s never met qualify as a candidate for the Nov. 8 special recall election against Pearce.Read More »
Two members of the Maricopa Republican Party’s Executive Guidance committee, one of whom is an elected party officer, were among those who gathered signatures for LD18 recall candidate Olivia Cortes.Read More »
Critics of Senate President Russell Pearce have labeled Olivia Cortes a "stealth" candidate who is aiming to divide his opposition. This month, media reports quoted a circulator Cortes supposedly hired as admitting that she is running to dilute the vote against Pearce, the state's foremost immigration hawk.
And even though she has denied that the Pearce camp had asked her to run, an early interview with the candidate reveals she planned to court Hispanic voters in the upcoming Mesa recall election.
A full-blown investigation of Sen. Scott Bundgaard’s infamous freeway fight seemed certain to take place when an ethics complaint was filed against him last month.
But one member of the ethics panel won’t be around when the committee meets today to decide whether to proceed with an inquiry. And that missing vote could neutralize efforts to investigate Bundgaard.
With Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' political future still uncertain, Democratic officials eyeing next year's Senate race in Arizona have turned their attention to former U. S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona, a Bush administration official who broke ranks and complained about politics driving his job.Read More »
New abortion restrictions are taking effect in Arizona in the wake of legal challenges that so far have failed to block provisions of state laws enacted this year and in 2009.Read More »
Arizona has weathered its share of economic storms in recent years. Stopgap measures, a temporary tax increase and incessant budget slashing allowed the state to precariously stay afloat.
But the horizon promises no relief yet. In fact, many budget decisions drawn up by state leaders have actually put Arizona on a course toward troubled waters.