Democratic lawmakers in Arizona plan to propose a repeal of the state's 2010 immigration enforcement law but concede that the bill won't go far at the Legislature.Read More »
A proposed referendum would ask voters to amend the Arizona Constitution to delete the partial immunity from arrest that is now granted to state legislators during and right before sessions.Read More »
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.
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.
January “Though I have nothing against our current system of succession for the secretary of state to become governor, I can tell you from experience that there’s nothing like an election to make the office feel a whole lot better.” ...Read More »
Politicians sometimes say the ‘darndest’ things, and 2011 didn’t disappoint. Whether deliberate or inadvertent, some comments by Arizona’s lawmakers outraged, inflamed or simply stoked people’s imaginations. Here are some comments and moments that left many scratching their heads, hopping mad or laughing out loud. If they proved anything, it’s this: The state Capitol can be a merry little box of chocolates. You just don’t know what you’re going to get.Read More »
Before senators can launch into a full-blown ethics hearing of Sen. Scott Bundgaard, a judge will decide whether the courts have the authority to intervene and halt the legislative inquiry.Read More »
On the eve of tomorrow’s ethics hearing, Gallardo introduced a bill inspired by Bundgaard’s roadside scuffle and the ensuing plea deal he struck that some feel carried too light a punishment.Read More »
The investigative report by the U.S. Department of Justice may have ignited Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s critics, but his political allies said their support for the sheriff remains unwavering.Read More »
A Democratic lawmaker is pushing for the elimination of the presidential primary starting next year, a move that would cancel the Republican contest that is scheduled for February.
The chances that the Republican-led Legislature and Gov. Jan Brewer will favorably consider the idea are miniscule at best.