The Center for Arizona Policy isn’t just lobbying lawmakers, it’s also praying for them. About 50 people associated with the socially conservative lobbying organization gathered Monday before sunrise for its annual Prayer Walk, a tour of the Capitol where they ask for wisdom, health and righteousness to be bestowed upon lawmakers, the governor and judiciary during the 2012 Legislature.Read More »
For two days, I watched Scott Bundgaard listen to witness after witness give testimony that contradicted what he said happened during a freeway fight he had with his then-girlfriend in February of last year. But what baffled me, and no doubt many other reporters who covered the ethics investigation into his conduct that night, was not that he ultimately decided to resign his seat.Read More »
Expect more of the same substance from the Arizona Legislature during lawmakers' regular session this year — but maybe not as much sound and fury.Read More »
Sen. Scott Bundgaard is scheduled to take the witness stand today in what has become the biggest fight of his political life.Read More »
The way Aubry Ballard described it, the Feb. 25 scuffle that’s at the core of Sen. Scott Bundgaard’s woes wasn’t the first time that the senator manhandled her.
It first occurred roughly two months before — at his home after a New Year’s Eve party.
Arguing that Sen. Scott Bundgaard exercised poor judgment and put the lives of several people in harm’s way, one of the lawyers hired by the Senate Ethics Committee is seeking the gravest penalty for breaching ethical rules — expulsion from the Legislature.
In his opening statement in the Jan. 5 ethics hearing, Attorney Michael Liburdi said Bundgaard assaulted his then-girlfriend, Aubry Ballard, and then pulled over on the wrong side of the freeway.
Kyrsten Sinema’s resignation from the Senate triggers a replacement process that will create a domino effect at the state Capitol.Read More »
The lawyer who is investigating whether Sen. Scott Bundgaard breached ethical rules over a roadside scuffle with his ex-girlfriend plans to call the woman to the witness stand.Read More »
Sen. Scott Bundgaard’s final effort to halt the investigation into whether he breached ethical rules has failed.
A judge today ruled the issue is a political question that the court doesn’t have the authority to wade into, denying Bundgaard’s plea to stop the Senate Ethics Committee from holding a full-blown investigation scheduled for Thursday.
Sen. John McCain said Thursday that Congress' failure to reach agreement on legislation extending a payroll tax cut for working Americans "hurts the Republican Party." The GOP's 2008 presidential nominee said his party made a mistake in voting down the Senate-passed version of a bill that would have kept the current payroll tax relief intact for at least two more months.Read More »