A federal judge on Tuesday refused a death-row prisoner’s request to disqualify the Board of Executive Clemency from hearing his plea for mercy, finding that he didn’t prove that the governor’s office pressured board members to pursue a tough-on-crime policy.Read More »
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Gov. Brewer defended her decision to appoint Jesse Hernandez as chairman and executive director of the Arizona Board of Executive Clemency, an appointment that has come under fire since his ouster from the position last week.Read More »
A worker’s discrimination complaint has led to detailed allegations of an intolerable working environment at the Arizona Board of Executive Clemency under Chairman Jesse Hernandez.
Among other things, Hernandez ogled women in the office, called a staff member a heathen for not attending church, urged workers to gossip about one another and promoted a girlfriend who wasn’t qualified for the job, the state Department of Administration reported Wednesday.
State Treasurer Doug Ducey filed an exploratory committee for the 2014 governor’s race, taking the first steps toward his widely expected candidacy for the state’s highest office.Read More »
MESA - Mesa Mayor Scott Smith has been sworn in as 71st president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.Read More »
Democratic Senator Steve Gallardo said June 19 Gov. Jan Brewer violated a promise to help stop a controversial election overhaul bill from passing or to veto it.Read More »
By a 29-0 vote, the state Senate late Thursday approved Gov. Jan Brewer’s sales tax overhaul proposal after she obtained the buy-in of Arizona cities and towns.Read More »
The intraparty battle raging in Republican circles over Gov. Jan Brewer’s Medicaid expansion plan has not yet extended into the race to succeed her.Read More »
The director of the Arizona Department of Veterans Services resigned after a former lawmaker he tried to hire against the governor’s wishes made comments to a Tucson newspaper about how women would deal with menstruation in combat.Read More »
Richard Carmona says he won't be running for Arizona governor in 2014.Read More »