In a state where most campaigns are decided in the primary, a group of would-be reformers wants to force political discourse to the center by upending the entire election system.Read More »
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This week’s most outstanding utterances, gibes and quips.Read More »
Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission decided Wednesday to hire Strategic Telemetry, a Washington D.C.-based mapping firm, to serve as the group’s mapping consultant.Read More »
Maricopa County officials have completed an initial check of recall petitions targeting Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce. And they have verified there's more than enough valid signatures to force a special election that could oust the Mesa Republican.Read More »
Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission interviewed four mapping consultant applicants Friday, but after nearly nine hours of interviews, public comments and closed-door discussion, the group adjourned without making a decision.Read More »
Illegal immigration is no less divisive in Utah than in Arizona, and members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in both conservative states are wrestling with their church’s recent positions on the issue.Read More »
Sen. John McCain is brushing aside any questions about whether he might ultimately decide to run for president again in 2012.Read More »
A veteran Republican politician and state government official is joining Gov. Jan Brewer's administration as the state's new top tax collector.Read More »
These are the members of the 1921-1922 Arizona Senate, the first chamber of the Arizona Legislature to be controlled by Republicans. The margin was just one vote, but that was certainly better for the Republicans than the make-up of the 1919-20 Senate, which was composed entirely of Democrats.Read More »
Not all Republicans are celebrating the special session as a victory over federal spending.
For representatives from rural areas, where unemployment is more than 20 percent in some pockets, it can be frustrating to hear their colleagues from urban centers like Phoenix denounce efforts to help the unemployed as unnecessary spending.