Gov. Jan Brewer may not be running for anything in 2012, but she plans to make her presence felt on the campaign trail with a new federal PAC.Read More »
FAIR Trust, the high-powered, highly secretive legal team being used by incumbent Republican politicians to try to guide the redistricting commission’s decisions, is now an official lobbyist.Read More »
If Senate President Russell Pearce loses his race tomorrow, it will trigger a shakeup in Senate leadership that will see Republicans choosing a new president.
By all accounts, three senators are interested in the position — Senate Majority Leader Andy Biggs, Senate Majority Whip Steve Pierce, and Sen. Steve Yarbrough, R-Chandler.
Unlike today, where the state historian is an honorary position created by a governor’s proclamation, in late territorial and early statehood days, this was an official, paid government position.Read More »
U.S. Customs and Border Protection needs to do a better job of justifying its plans for $1.5 billion border surveillance project at the Arizona-Mexico border, according to a government report released Friday.Read More »
The Arizona Supreme Court will rule Tuesday about whether to temporarily block the ouster of Colleen Mathis as chairwoman of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission.Read More »
Marilyn Quayle, the wife of former Vice President Dan Quayle and mother of U.S. Rep. Ben Quayle, said she never contacted Gov. Jan Brewer about the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, refuting a rapidly spreading rumor that she urged the governor to oust the panel’s chairwoman to help her son.Read More »
Reid Buckley, brother of the late political commentator William F. Buckley, Jr., used to ask audiences, “Do you know how high a pile one million bucks would make in thousand dollar bills?” After a pause, he would answer: “Seven inches.” Then he asked, “Now, do you know how high a pile one billion bucks would make in thousand dollar bills?” Again, after a pause: “Well, 28 feet higher than the Washington Monument.”Read More »
Seven months ago, attorney Lisa Hauser was trying to land a job serving as the redistricting commission's Republican attorney, just as she did a decade ago.
But by the time Senate Republicans ratified Brewer’s decision to remove the commission's chair for what the governor described as “gross misconduct in office,” Hauser had taken on a new redistricting client — Brewer, who will soon be called upon to defend her unprecedented action in court.
Gov. Jan Brewer’s media tour to promote her new book stands in stark contrast to the low profile she’s kept on her historic decision to oust Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission Chairwoman Colleen Mathis.Read More »