Just four months after serving on a fundraiser committee for U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake’s Senate campaign, wealthy Mesa investor Wil Cardon announced that he would challenge the congressman for the Republican nomination.Read More »
The American Legislative Exchange Council, a conservative organization whose corporate largesse and influence over policy have become a flashpoint for liberal criticism, has a deep reach into the Arizona Legislature.
When the group kicked off its 2011 summer conference in New Orleans on Aug. 3, 29 of Arizona’s 61 Republican lawmakers were in attendance.
The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission could stumble into another partisan divide, but this time it involves whether members will cooperate with Attorney General Tom Horne’s investigation into whether the commission violated open meeting and procurement laws when it hired a mapping consultant in June.Read More »
The lawyer who wants to stop the recall of Senate President Russell Pearce insisted in a legal filing Tuesday that the petition should be thrown out because its wording did not comply with the Arizona Constitution.Read More »
When he declared he was challenging Senate President Russell Pearce, Republican Jerry Lewis offered overarching goals that no politician really could argue against — investing in education, attracting companies to Arizona, a fresh start for Mesa.
What he refused to say was how his political positions differ from Pearce’s.
Some of Arizona’s loudest and most influential voices in education will be silenced in future elections due to a law aimed squarely at keeping the Arizona School Boards Association off the campaign trail.
In response to ASBA’s financial largesse during the 2010 cycle on a couple of ballot measures, the Legislature passed HB2002, which prohibits school districts from spending money for membership in any association that attempts to influence the outcome of an election.
U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton didn’t immediately rule on a motion to dismiss Arizona’s countersuit against the federal government, but left no doubt that she would throw out at least part of the case.Read More »
After a contentious vote last session, the Legislature promised to give $1 million to Pinal County to help fight border-related crime.
But the sheriff’s office says it’s still waiting for the money.
Jerry Lewis, a Mesa Republican and charter school executive that many say can pose a serious challenge to Senate President Russell Pearce, has officially entered the Senate race.
The state has scheduled a Nov. 8 recall election after a group seeking Pearce’s ouster submitted more than enough signatures to force one.
State attorneys on Tuesday moved to quash the legal challenge against the recall petition targeting Senate President Russell Pearce, which election officials earlier certified as valid.Read More »