Rebuffed by the Secretary of State, the group that is spearheading the initiative to raise sales taxes by one cent went to court today in the hopes of compelling election officials to put the measure on the November ballot. The Quality Education and Jobs Committee also asked the Maricopa Superior Court to expedite its hearing of the case. The group had turned in nearly 291,000 signatures on June 25.Read More »
The political drama over a proposal to raise sales taxes by one cent will shift to the court after the measure’s proponents confirmed they will challenge the Secretary of State’s decision to reject their petition sheets.Read More »
A panel of legislators approved language for 11 ballot measures, including the proposals to raise sales taxes by 1 cent, after a contentious three-hour hearing on Monday.
But already, there are hints some of the panel’s decisions might end up getting challenged in court.
The Secretary of State today rejected the signatures of more than 290,000 voters who signed petitions to let the public decide in November whether the state’s sales tax should be increased by one cent to pay for education and construction projects.Read More »
The Club for Growth had a short but strong rebuke for Franks today after he appeared in an ad for Cardon in which he “sets the record straight” on the “absolutely false” attack ads paid for by the Club. In the 30-second ad posted today on YouTube by Cardon’s campaign, Franks, who endorsed Cardon earlier this month, says he can personally vouch for Cardon as a “job creator,” “conservative Reagan Republican” and someone with the “business skills we need in the Senate to fix this economy.”Read More »
After throwing its weight behind Russell Pearce in last year’s bitterly contested recall election, the Arizona Republican Party is now prepared to help the man it once accused of being a “plant” by the “ultra-liberal” group that sought Pearce’s ouster from the Legislature.Read More »
On the face of it, there is little that separates U.S. Reps. Ben Quayle and David Schweikert on policy matters, and both have maintained fairly conservative voting records. But the two freshmen GOP congressmen, who are battling in Arizona’s 6th Congressional District, say there are important distinctions on where they stand on several key issues.Read More »
It’s been two years since the Tea Party flexed its political muscles and sent more Republicans to the state Capitol than at any time in state history, and Tea Party activists haven’t put their tri-cornered hats back on the shelf yet.Read More »
A long-anticipated shoe dropped in Arizona’s 6th Congressional District, escalating the intraparty battle between U.S. Reps. Ben Quayle and David Schweikert.Read More »
The GOP primary between Quayle and Schweikert for CD6 hasn’t gotten nasty — yet.Read More »