The Symington Group is dissolving and most of its partners have formed a new consulting firm, but Symington himself is going his own way. Former Symington Group members Amilyn Gordon, John Ragan, Tim Sifert and Camilla Strongin formed The Engaging Company LLC in March, which Strongin said will be very similar to the Symington Group.Read More »
A remembrance ceremony on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks will be held Sunday evening outside the State Capitol in Phoenix.Read More »
Several names are being floated to fill the U.S. attorney slot vacated by Burke this week.Read More »
At the Arizona Commerce Authority’s first four board meetings, more than two dozen business leaders and policymakers sat at a table that wrapped around half of the second-floor conference room in the Executive Tower, with so many others in attendance that chairs became scarce.Read More »
The five volunteers tasked with redrawing Arizona’s political districts may soon have to tell the world who they’ve been talking with, outside the commission’s public meetings, about their highly-political work.Read More »
Attorney General Tom Horne is planning to file a special court action this week to compel cooperation from the three members of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission who have refused to submit to his investigation into whether the panel violated state procurement and open meetings laws when it hired a mapping firm in June.Read More »
The Department of Corrections has long been out of compliance with a law requiring the director to complete a cost-benefit analysis comparing private and state-run prisons every two years.
DOC Director Charles Ryan, who took over the job in January 2009, said he started working on his analysis a few months ago.
But House Minority Leader Chad Campbell insists that’s not good enough.
Gov. Jan Brewer on Friday decided against moving up the state's presidential primary by nearly a month from its current Feb. 28 date, avoiding what could have been a high-profile spat in the Republican Party over the schedule of the 2012 White House election.Read More »
The Congressional committee investigating Operation Fast and Furious described the role that the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Arizona played in the gun-running scandal as “striking” and demanded documents from top officials in the office.Read More »
In the high-stakes job to redraw Arizona’s political districts, much has been debated about the idea of “transparency.”
The Independent Redistricting Commission, apparently concerned about the public perception of its decision to hire a mapping firm with historic ties to Democratic causes, recently established a rule intended to allay fears of partisanship driving the mapping process.
But what about the commission itself? Shouldn’t its members be held to the same standard?