The campaign behind a 1-cent sales tax released its first TV commercial over the weekend, aggressively seeking to paint the ballot measure as a direct response to legislators’ antipathy toward K-12 funding.Read More »
Kirk Adams buttressed his campaign contributions with an $88,000 loan to give him the lead in fundraising for this reporting period over Matt Salmon, but the former House Speaker still couldn’t match Salmon’s contributions from individuals and political committees or his own spending.Read More »
Campaign finance reports released Thursday show former U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick continuing her fundraising dominance in the race to represent Arizona’s 1st Congressional District.Read More »
John Leonardo, the new U.S. Attorney for Arizona, has disqualified himself from any criminal investigations of Sheriff Joe Arpaio or the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.Read More »
A U.S. District Court has temporarily blocked Arizona from implementing a new law that prohibits public funds from going to Planned Parenthood.
The law bars the state from contracting with or making a grant to any entity that performs an abortion or maintains an abortion facility.
Six more states and the District of Columbia have been granted waivers from key provisions of the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law.Read More »
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix says it welcomes lawsuits filed by other Catholic dioceses and various Catholic organizations to challenge a federal mandate for health plan coverage for birth control.Read More »
Nearly two decades of simmering conflict over water resources in Cochise County reached an explosive climax recently when bureaucrats with the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued an unprecedented and stunning ultimatum to the state of Arizona: Stop development near the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area (SPRNCA).Read More »
Kagan’s recusal creates possibility of tie vote
The last oral argument of the U.S. Supreme Court’s term was an explosive one, as the justices considered whether SB1070 is preempted by federal law.Read More »
Citing the high number of cross–border tunnels that pop up in Arizona and California, a House committee Tuesday passed a bill toughening laws against the use of tunnels for smuggling underneath the U.S.-Mexico border.Read More »