trans students, pronouns, Senate, Kavanagh, Wadsack, transgender youths, Bennett
Jan 18, 2023

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 [...]

Republicans, GOP, DeWit, Ward, election, MAGA, Trump, Lake, Hobbs, Schweikert, ballots, tabulation
Nov 15, 2022

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. 

election, residency, general election, November, Hobbs, La Sota, Fann, Weed, Ken Bennett
Nov 3, 2022

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.  

Nov 21, 2013

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.

Oct 23, 2013

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.

Oct 16, 2013

Rep. Justin Pierce to run for Secretary of State

Rep. Justin Pierce says he's running for Arizona Secretary of State in 2014.

Arizona GOP seeks to retain control of Legislature
Oct 3, 2013

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
Nov 26, 2012

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.

Oct 1, 2012

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.

Jun 1, 2012

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.

May 24, 2012

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.

May 22, 2012

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.