Voters overwhelmingly favored approving a constitutional amendment barring criminals from suing their victims. The Crime Victims Protection Act has a lead of 80 percent to 20 percent with 90 percent of precincts counted.Read More »
Democratic Rep. Bruce Wheeler and political novice Stephanie Mach are pushing out Republican Rep. Ted Vogt in Tucson’s Legislative District 10.Read More »
A Senate leader today vigorously defended Sen. Frank Antenori from allegations he asked a Republican committee, through Senate President Steve Pierce, to spend money on his race.Read More »
For those whose role can involve fundraising and who would seem to have more than a passing interest in the outcome of the presidential campaign, few of Arizona’s state and federal elected leaders had made personal campaign contributions to Mitt Romney or Barack Obama through Sept. 30.Read More »
It looks like Gov. Jan Brewer will be in the market for a new chief of staff
The Arizona Board of Regents today voted unanimously to offer its presidency to Eileen Klein, who has served as Brewer’s chief of staff since 2009. The board spent about 30 minutes in executive session before moving into open session, where the regents quickly moved to make the offer to Klein.
Funeral services for Florence Mecham, wife of the late Arizona Gov. Evan Mecham, will be held Sept. 15, in the Gilbert LDS meeting house, 4629 E. Guadalupe Road. Mrs. Mecham died Sept. 4 of natural causes at the age of 87.Read More »
Away from the spotlight, another political race is starting to take shape, and its outcome will not only have a significant impact on state policy but perhaps even dictate how Arizona tackles its biggest challenges next year.Read More »
The Arizona Commerce Authority will announce its new president and CEO at its May 18 board meeting.Read More »
With Intel’s Chandler factory serving as a backdrop and an example of the kinds of high-tech manufacturing jobs he wants to bring back to the United States, President Barack Obama reprised much of his State of the Union address in Arizona during a speech today.
Standing before thousands of cheering supporters and Intel employees, Obama praised the microprocessor manufacturer as the type of company that will help create an “America built to last” – the title and theme of his State of the Union address Tuesday night.
Sen. John McCain is brushing aside any questions about whether he might ultimately decide to run for president again in 2012.Read More »