Michael Nazario, a 21-year-old illegal immigrant, said he wants to join the U.S. Marine Corps to fight for and defend the only country he's ever practically known, but his legal status forbids him from enlisting.Read More »
Jon Hulburd’s biggest disadvantage so far is that he’s a pro-choice Democrat running for a congressional seat in a heavily Republican district. Ben Quayle’s most significant challenge will be to convince voters from his own party that his moral compass is working properly.Read More »
A group claims a Republican House staffer was involved in recruiting Green Party candidates in an effort to siphon votes from Democratic challengers, and they're calling for House Speaker Kirk Adams to launch an investigation.Read More »
A Republican state senator who last year created an ad hoc legislative committee that blasted scientific findings that global warming is man-made is at it again this year and has called together another committee to discuss the federal health care law.Read More »
Eleven write-in candidates won the Green Party nomination in August, including a handful of “street people” who exploited a little-known loophole that allowed them to win the primary with only one vote. Now, some of those candidates, whom Democrats allege were recruited by Republicans, threaten to take votes from Democrats in key races.Read More »
The large infusion of House members into the Senate next year and the results of the primary election have set the stage for a showdown over one of the most powerful positions at the state Capitol: the Senate presidency.Read More »
The Legislature's decision to go after First Things First and its $325 million was inevitable, given the magnitude of the state's financial woes. But the agency also made political missteps that made it a target. Now the agency that is dedicated to providing health care services to children is fighting for its existence. In November, voters will be asked whether to continue the programs or dissolve it and redirect its money to the state's coffers.Read More »
Complaints, threats and secret recordings have become the latest weapons of choice in the battle to become Maricopa County attorney.
Rick Romley’s GOP opponent in the Aug. 24 primary, Bill Montgomery, is dealing with criticism about a secretly recorded conversation in which he questions whether Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s mental abilities are declining and that Montgomery seems to take a softer stance on illegal immigration than he has taken publicly during his run for office.
Gov. Jan Brewer has called for a special session following the state Supreme Court's ruling that a legislative referral must be removed from the ballot because it violates the single-subject rule in the state Constitution.Read More »