Tucson man wants to put city election system to a vote
Unable to get courts to void Tucson's current council election system, some political interests now are taking their case directly to voters.
Homie’s appeal for vote grabs attention
A new guerilla marketing campaign is taking advantage of an election season loophole in Arizona, and leaving some Phoenix-area residents wondering: Who is “Homie,” and why is he or she running for the U.S. Senate?
Tempe, AG agree to settle tax-rate dispute
The City of Tempe will no longer be able to use a 2010 resolution the mayor and council adopted to offer favorable tax incentives to private developers.
AG rules Bisbee bag ban illegal
The finding is the latest loss for Bisbee, which prohibited local retailers from providing single-use plastic bags to customers in 2014. State lawmakers then banned such local ordinances the following year, and now the attorney general has weighed in following a complaint from Sen. Warren Petersen, a Gilbert Republican.
Effort underway to put San Tan Valley incorporation on ballot
San Tan Valley residents have taken the first steps toward putting the question of incorporation on the ballot after a victory at the Legislature eliminated the veto power of neighbors.
Tempe keeps judge on payroll after admission of stabbing wife
Tempe Municipal Court Judge Thomas Robinson continued to receive his $155,000 salary after he admitted to stabbing his wife 10 times.
New session, old story – cities, counties fend off Legislature’s reach
The League of Arizona Cities and Towns and the Arizona Association of Counties fended off a bonding plan that would have allowed the state’s three public universities to keep the sales taxes they ordinarily would have paid to the state, cities and counties.
Tempe aims to curtail influence of lobbyists, money in city elections
The city of Tempe is working to restrict the influence of lobbyists and money in elections beyond state law. City Councilwoman Lauren Kuby said, "Money is at the root of all public policy ills."
Mayors say Ducey’s borrowing plan pits universities against cities
The mayors of Tempe, Flagstaff, Tucson and Mesa oppose the governor’s plan to allow universities to keep the sales tax that would ordinarily go to cities and towns.
NHL Commissioner: Without a new arena, Coyotes won’t stay in Phoenix region
The Arizona Coyotes won’t stay in the Phoenix region without a new stadium, according to a letter NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman sent to state lawmakers.
Firefighters face a different kind of battle
Firefighter Dave Rehnke wants the Legislature to enact two bills that would expand the list of presumptive cancers eligible for worker’s compensation for firefighters.
Police unions back bill that questions validity of video
A bill proposed in the Arizona Legislature challenges the notion that video evidence in police shootings and fights is foolproof.