A senator who has come under fire for filing a campaign finance report that showed he paid himself nearly $20,000 in 2013 for fuel and mileage costs has filed a new report that cuts the total nearly in half.Read More »
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Recent changes to Arizona's "resign-to-run" law mean current officeholders can now speak publicly about running for another office without having to use wiggle words, and Secretary of State Ken Bennett has taken advantage of the revisions that went into effect last week to say he will be a Republican candidate for governor next year.Read More »
Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane closed the door on a long-rumored candidacy for state treasurer, saying he made a commitment to the voters who re-elected him last year.Read More »
Proposition 204 promised to put increased funding into schools across the state by permanently extending a temporary 1-cent sales tax that dedicated the revenue to education.
But strong support for the tax when voters approved it in 2010 fractured in 2012, revealing a partisan divide.
Proposition 118 – a constitutional amendment which would change the way the state distributes state trust land income to public institutions, including schools, colleges and prisons – was still too close to call on Thursday, November 08.Read More »
Maricopa County will ask a federal judge to reconsider his order to award $975,000 to Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox.Read More »
Maricopa County Treasurer Charles “Hos” Hoskins will meet with an attorney to determine whether he can take legal action to stop a $975,000 settlement to Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox.Read More »
Polling on Arizona’s statewide races has consistently shown GOP candidates on top, and Republicans are optimistic that the anti-Democratic mood sweeping the state and the country will give them total control of state government.
Only a couple of relatively competitive races stand between Republicans and their first sweep of Arizona’s six statewide offices since 1994, not including the Corporation Commission.
State treasurer isn’t the political plum that other executive offices have been for ambitious politicians, but some of this year’s candidates are raising and spending money like the office is the first step toward the Ninth Floor, Congress and beyond.Read More »
State treasurer candidate Doug Ducey had a lien placed on his Paradise Valley home for failure to pay property taxes, and paid two years worth of taxes shortly after he filed to run for office, according to the Maricopa County Assessor’s Office.Read More »