Maricopa County has decided to push back against the multi-million dollar contributions the state has forced it and four other counties to provide during the past three fiscal years to help fill holes in the budget.Read More »
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Still shaken from the successful recall of Senate President Russell Pearce, some lawmakers are seeking to make it more difficult for voters to oust politicians from office.
One Pearce ally plans to sponsor legislation that would require recall organizers to obtain signatures from a majority of registered voters in a district — an unprecedented proposal that would far exceed signature requirements in all other states that allow recalls.
Sen. Jerry Lewis raised almost $85,000 in his successful campaign to defeat former Senate President Russell Pearce earlier this month. Lewis spent all of it, based on his latest campaign report to the Arizona Secretary of State.Read More »
Community members and organizations are planning protests Wednesday against groups of conservative lawmakers meeting in Scottsdale. Various organizations ranging from labor to civil rights groups plan to protest against the American Legislative Exchange Council's States and Nation Summit.Read More »
The elections last month exposed what appears to be a gaping hole in Arizona’s campaign finance laws: The inability of elections officials to force groups to register as political committees or report their spending.Read More »
A top Senate Republican staffer says Gov. Jan Brewer broke a commitment that she would call lawmakers back to the Capitol for another special session so they could ask voters to end the Independent Redistricting Commission and put redistricting back ...Read More »
Exactly two weeks after unseating Russell Pearce in a recall election, Republican Jerry Lewis took his oath as the Senate’s newest member and promised to focus on getting the economy back on track.Read More »
Jerry Lewis may have inadvertently become the poster boy of a movement to radically overhaul Arizona’s election system.Read More »
Though the historic effort to recall former Sen. Russell Pearce ended with his ouster, those behind the campaign aren’t going to stop there.
The group that spearheaded the recall election of Pearce will be putting pressure on two other eminent Republican politicians: Gov. Jan Brewer and Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
As of this morning, Russell Pearce, the Senate’s former president and Arizona’s most visible anti-illegal immigration advocate, is no longer a lawmaker.Read More »