Following a vote by the Independent Redistricting Commission to authorize the hiring of additional lawyers, IRC Chairwoman Colleen Mathis has secured the services of former Arizona U.S. Attorney General Paul Charlton.Read More »
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.
An Arizona Redistricting Commission member told state prosecutors he saw indications that other commissioners made decisions on hiring mapping consultants before the panel's public vote.Read More »
One of Arizona’s redistricting commissioners told Attorney General Tom Horne that the commission’s chairwoman destroyed documents used to score mapping firms during a closed-door meeting.
Arizona's attorney general on Wednesday accused three members of the state's redistricting commission of stonewalling an investigation of possible open meeting law violations that he said reportedly include private one-on-one talks between the chairwoman and other members before a key vote.Read More »
State Sen. Scott Bundgaard welcomes a possible Senate Ethics Committee hearing on a complaint stemming from a February altercation with a former girlfriend, considering it a chance to tell what happened, an attorney for the Peoria Republican said Tuesday.Read More »
This week’s most outstanding utterances, gibes and quips.Read More »
A committee that is raising money to build a new fence on the Arizona-Mexico border will face a crippling reality check when it comes to the two things it needs most — money and land.Read More »
Well, that didn’t take long. The state hadn’t even closed its books on the outgoing fiscal year, and already there were some in the Legislature clamoring for us to spend money we don’t have.Read More »
At today's Joint Border Security Advisory Committee meeting, Smith used the forum to shill for his border fence donation website.Read More »