Gov. Jan Brewer today signed a bill designed to increase transparency in cost of common services by hospitals. She had vetoed a similar bill earlier this year.Read More »
Backers of an Arizona same sex marriage initiative say they plan to report Thursday morning they have collected $85,000 in large contributions since they launched the effort on Monday.Read More »
Sen. Steve Pierce was under tremendous pressure from forces within and outside the state Capitol – including at least one official from the National Republican Congressional Committee –during the hours before sine die as lawmakers and others tried to influence his vote on a controversial election bill.Read More »
FLORENCE ai??i?? Three Pinal County employees have been placed on leave after a report detailed that the county's public works department was out of control and employees' behavior resembled "Animal House."Read More »
TUCSON ai??i?? The Tucson Unified School District has selected a new next superintendent. The district's governing board voted 4-1 Tuesday to appoint Heliodoro Torres Sanchez to lead Tucson schools after John Pedicone announced his resignation in March.Read More »
There was no frenzy at Maricopa County Elections upon word of Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling forbidding Arizona from requiring proof of citizenship for voters using federal registration forms. Nor does the decision mean voters will encounter changes in the way they register.Read More »
A group of Arizona business leaders say they have until Aug. 5 to tell the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency why forcing the Navajo Generating Station to spend as much as $1 billion on retrofits to the coal-powered plant would have dire consequences on the state economy and residents’ pocketbooks.Read More »
Third-party candidates may become a rare breed in Arizona.
HB2305, an omnibus elections bill, dramatically raises the number of signatures that Green Party, Libertarian and other third-party candidates will need to qualify for the ballot. Whereas signature requirements have historically been based on the number of registered votes a party has, the bill equalizes the requirements for all parties.
Gov. Jan Brewer has signed the budget that was passed earlier this month by a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers over the objections of Republicans legislative leaders.Read More »
The Commission on Appellate Court Appointments has completed its work and today sent three nominees to Rep. Chad Campbell, who, as the House Minority Leader, will pick one to fill a vacancy on the Independent Redistricting Commission.Read More »