Arizona Department of Gaming Director Mark Brnovich, who is considering a run for attorney general, resigned his position, clearing the way for a possible Republican primary challenge to embattled Attorney General Tom Horne.Read More »
Battle over residency requirements tests the nuances of language
With two vacancies to fill in the Arizona Senate this summer, lawyers, lawmakers and potential legislators have found themselves at odds over the requirements to serve at the state Capitol.
The deadline is approaching fast but organizers of a citizen referendum drive against a wide-ranging elections bill say they’re on track to get enough signatures to put HB2305 on the 2014 ballot.Read More »
A law adding two new at-large seats to the Maricopa County Community College District board will go into effect now that Arizona is no longer subject to preclearance under the Voting Rights Act, according to Attorney General Tom Horne.Read More »
As GOP efforts to oust first-term Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema heat up, Republicans may soon learn that not all competitive districts are created equal, and not all Democrats who represent them are equally vulnerable.Read More »
A ballot initiative to legalize gay marriage that is being pushed by the political right has been suspended due to suspicion from the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community about the campaign timing and the motives of the campaign’s backer.Read More »
Public school superintendents aren’t expecting much money from the Legislature for putting Common Core into effect, but the cost of the test to measure new learning standards is going to be a hot topic of the 2014 Legislature.Read More »
New set of school standards searches for success
Topock, an Arizona town on the far western edge of the state, doesn’t even have a stoplight. But its school district has scrambled to prepare for the new standards and get the Internet capacity and computers necessary for the 2015 debut of the accompanying test.
Gov. Brewer defended her decision to appoint Jesse Hernandez as chairman and executive director of the Arizona Board of Executive Clemency, an appointment that has come under fire since his ouster from the position last week.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer doesn’t expect to be the only governor seeking to woo Indian businesses, but hopes that getting an early jump on the competition will help.Read More »