“My political career is I’m going to leave politics to the politicians.” — Former gubernatorial candidate Buz Mills.Read More »
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Sen. Russell Pearce, author of Arizona’s new strict immigration law, suggested in an e-mail that money from First Things First is funding services for illegal aliens and abortion.Read More »
“It’s money that Russell Pearce and John Kavanagh are salivating over, and the same thing is true for the open-space money. I don’t know that I necessarily want the money to get into their grubby hands.” — Sen. Carolyn Allen, on Prop. 302.Read More »
The U.S. Justice Department doesn't want the author of Arizona's new immigration law to be a party in the state's appeal of a ruling that put parts of the law on hold.Read More »
If the pen is mightier than the sword, then Kris Kobach has been cutting a wide swath around the nation.Read More »
The large infusion of House members into the Senate next year and the results of the primary election have set the stage for a showdown over one of the most powerful positions at the state Capitol: the Senate presidency.Read More »
A conservative Utah lawmaker vowed that his Arizona-style immigration bill could withstand a federal court challenge as he gave his bill its first public hearing Wednesday.Read More »
For conservative Arizona politicos, especially those on the forefront of the debate over illegal immigration, connections to hate groups have become an embarrassing pitfall.
Groups whose racist or white nationalist views include vehement opposition to illegal immigration often seek to align themselves with politicians who lead the anti-illegal-immigration movement. But politicians who put themselves in league with such groups — mistakenly or otherwise — usually spend years dealing with the fallout and repairing their images.
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said he is still planning a sweep July 29 despite Judge Susan Bolton’s decision to halt the most significant parts of S1070. Arpaio said he’s still going to enforce Arizona’s human smuggling laws and employer sanctions laws ...Read More »
Arizona politicians reacted to today’s S1070 ruling as expected: Many Republicans were upset that federal Judge Susan Bolton halted the major parts of the law, and many Democrats were relieved that it was gutted before taking effect. Here’s what they had to ...Read More »