As President Trump’s planned return nears, Phoenix is still grappling with litigation and accusations of police misconduct stemming from his 2017 visit that sparked violence between cops and protesters.Read More »
How on earth do the Republicans in the state Legislature who voted for the Empowerment Scholarship Account (voucher) bill, or our governor, who signed it, look in the mirror and in good faith, not understand what they have just done.Read More »
Trump’s regular outbursts – his promise to act more presidential has yet to be fulfilled – are causing all kinds of complications for Republicans who want to be seen as inclusive but are also wary of alienating the presumptive GOP nominee’s supporters.Read More »
Brnovich, DeWit, Reagan and M Zuhdi Jasser are in good company after stepping down as delegates to the Republican National Convention. According to Arizona Republican Party spokesman Tim Sifert, five others have also resigned as delegates.Read More »
Students from both Arizona State University and the University of Arizona came for four days of socializing, networking and listening to conservative commentators and elected officials, including Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan, who spoke on voting fraud.Read More »
If two state lawmakers get their way, every school district and charter school will offer all-day kindergarten by tapping into some of the hundreds of millions of dollars a judge has said they are owed because state lawmakers failed to increase funding under a voter-approved law.Read More »
Lawyers for Arizona Republicans challenging the state's new legislative district map are dropping their effort to have a federal court draw an interim set of districts for use in this year's elections.Read More »
Sen. Steve Smith, a Republican from Maricopa, has reached a deal with a colleague to run for the House, a move that avoids what could have been a bruising primary slugfest for the Senate seat.Read More »
Democrats have looked to the state’s Independent Redistricting Commission as their best chance to change their fate as the perpetual minority — a position they’ve held for nearly all of the past 40 years in Arizona.
They got commissioners they liked appointed to the panel. The commission selected lawyers that many Democrats were pleased with. And they even awarded a contract to a mapping firm with historic ties to Democratic causes.
But in the end, the result looks like the status quo. And for the Arizona Democratic Party, that’s not a good thing.
Walking into the ballroom of the Hyatt, I expected to be greeted by a crowd full of a careless energy, with drinks and merriment flowing as the GOP faithful watched their slate ascend to each statewide office.Read More »