Democrats and Republicans both say the independent, wild west mentality of Arizona voters is one reason the state elects more women than most others.Read More »
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This may be Gov. Jan Brewer’s last legislative session on the Ninth Floor, but denizens of the Capitol expect it to be a year like any other for her.Read More »
The state turned 100 this year, but the unofficial “face” of Arizona’s House of Representatives is only turning 82. It’s warm, kind and famously smiling and it belongs atop the tiny frame of Zoe Spinner, a receptionist at the House information desk and recently retired 25-year veteran of the state Capitol.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer said it wasn’t easy being one of the few women in a state Legislature dominated by men back in the early 1980s. And Brewer attributed women’s progress in leadership roles to the work of pioneers such as Rose Mofford, Arizona’s first woman governor, who broke the glass ceilings.Read More »
During a closed-door executive session last week, Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission selected the final two candidates vying to serve as the agency’s executive director.
The commission interviewed five candidates, selected from among several dozen more, for several hours during the private April 14 meeting, then chose two of the five for additional interviews April 20 – this time in public.
It doesn’t quite add up to 100, but the combined service to the state of Arizona by two gals from Globe totals an amazing 96 years.Read More »
Arizona federal Judge Raner C. Collins will take over Arizona’s chief federal judge position, replacing John Roll, who was killed in the Jan. 8 mass shooting in Tucson.Read More »
"I'm not a native of Chicago, and I don't live Mesa. I'm an advocate for economic development in the state and in the Valley. Our economy would suffer without them." - House Majority Leader John McComish, explaining why he sponsored a bill that would put additional fees on rental cars and spring training baseball tickets to pay for a new stadium in Mesa for the Chicago Cubs.Read More »
No, nobody would be discussing it if the governor was a man. And yes, there's plenty of more important issues facing the state. But that hasn't stopped people from talking about Gov. Jan Brewer's hairdo, on display this week during her State of the State address.Read More »
Michael Kurtenbach recalls Janet Napolitano's election over Matt Salmon for governor in 2002. He remembers seeing her inauguration speech on TV when he was 13 and seeing her leave for Washington D.C. earlier this year. However, one thing the 18-year-old political science major at Arizona State University doesn't remember, is a man serving as Arizona's governor.Read More »