Rep. Ben Arredondo, a Tempe Democrat, faces a sentence ranging from probation to 37 months in prison after pleading guilty this morning to two felony counts related to federal charges stemming from a public corruption indictment.Read More »
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Rep. Ed Ableser, a Democrat from Tempe, last night pressed Republican Sen. Jerry Lewis, R-Mesa, over his support for a state budget that kept money for schools relatively flat and didn’t restore funding for an insurance program for low-income children.Read More »
Sen. Jerry Lewis, the Mesa Republican who ran on a platform of transparency and lobbying reform during the recall election last year, today unveiled a proposal to tighten the reporting requirements for legislators and lobbyists and make it easier for the public to find out how the two groups interact.
Lewis said the proposal has the backing of Senate President Steve Pierce and Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, who has investigated the Fiesta Bowl scandal, where public officials received free tickets and took free trips without properly disclosing them.
Arizona State University is asking the state university board to approve nearly $130 million for a new downtown law school even though the university president acknowledges that moving the school is financially untenable.Read More »
In a showcase of post-primary unity, Kyrsten Sinema announced the endorsements of two high-profile supporters of her opponents in the Democratic primary for Arizona’s 9th Congressional District.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer and the head of Arizona’s economic development program are scheduled to participate in a corporate groundbreaking ceremony. Clear Energy Systems is breaking ground today for its new corporate facility in Tempe. Besides Brewer, participants include Arizona Commerce ...Read More »
Tempe is mulling a $10.5 million bond election to help pay to replace the rubber dams at Tempe Town Lake.Read More »
A new motion to seal evidence in the federal bribery case against Rep. Ben Arredondo reveals that another investigation connected the Tempe Democrat is “large scale.”Read More »
A federal judge shot down the Department of Justice’s request to seal all of the evidence against Rep. Ben Arrendondo, who pleaded not guilty today to federal charges stemming from an FBI sting.Read More »
Sen. John McCain will be influencing future international leaders at Arizona State University.Read More »