Committee takes initial steps towards denying students right to use preferred pronoun
State lawmakers took the first steps Wednesday to denying students the right to be referred to by a pronoun that matches their preferred gender. SB 1001, approved by the Senate Education Committee on a 4-3 party line vote, also would put into law that teachers and other school employees may refer to a student by only his or her given name or a nickname "commonly associated with the student's name [...]
Senate Republicans select new leadership team led by Petersen
The Senate Republicans selected a new leadership team headed by Sen. Warren Petersen, R-Gilbert, but allowed candidates currently losing their races to vote.
Verifying a candidate’s address isn’t required – yet
Legislative District 22 Senate Republican write-in candidate Dick Weed doesn’t live in District 22, according to a quick search of his residential address. His home is actually in the heavily Democratic District 26. And he’s not alone. In fact, several candidates this year – and in past years – don’t live in the districts where they run.
Arizona decertifies Green Party for low numbers
The Green Party has lost its automatic spot on Arizona ballots because it doesn't have enough registered party members and also didn't have enough members vote in last year's presidential election.
Contribution limits vs. free speech
Supreme Court campaign finance case could change Arizona elections
While Arizona’s higher campaign contribution limits hang in the balance, a case before the U.S. Supreme Court might achieve what the state law’s supporters seek – give people the ability to contribute more to their favorite politicians and allow candidates to raise bigger amounts from backers.
Rep. Justin Pierce to run for Secretary of State
Rep. Justin Pierce says he's running for Arizona Secretary of State in 2014.
Maricopa GOP hosting governor’s candidate forum
Republican candidates for governor are meeting at a candidate forum Thursday evening sponsored by the Maricopa County Republican Committee.
Clamoring for a fix, politicians take aim at election reform
In the wake of Arizona’s 2012 general election, which was marred by large numbers of uncounted ballots holding up the decision in one congressional district race for 11 days, Secretary of State Ken Bennett said the election system isn’t broken. But he still wants to fix it.
2 years away, but contenders emerging for governor’s race
The 2012 election isn’t even done yet, but a lot of buzz is being generated around the next governor’s race.
Bennett not looking into Romney’s birthplace
Arizona's secretary of state has no plans to look into Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's birthplace, despite requests from the public.
Campbell to Bennett: resign Romney post
The minority leader of the Arizona House has called on Secretary of State Ken Bennett to resign as the Arizona co-chairman of Mitt Romney's campaign after Bennett questioned the validity of President Barack Obama's birth certificate.
Ken Bennett sorry for birther flap, won’t keep Obama off Arizona ballot
Several days of coast-to-coast mockery led Secretary of State Ken Bennett today to apologize for embarrassing Arizona with inquiries about Barack Obama’s birth certificate and reverse course on earlier comments that he may keep the president off the ballot unless Hawaii officials certify that he was born there.