ASU law professor Paul Bender believes the Arizona Supreme Court wrote an unnecessarily lengthy ruling and dissent to explain its decision for allowing him to remain as a nominee for the Independent Redistricting Commission in January.Read More »
One Dem political consultant said the reaction from Republicans to the IRC's actions thus far is tantamount to a child throwing a temper tantrum.Read More »
The Pima County Dem Party taunted Tucson's Republican city council candidates in a press release yesterday afternoon, taking swipes at Pearce and Antenori in the process.Read More »
The January shooting in Tucson, which occurred just two days before the 2011 legislative session began, inspired soul searching among rattled and emotional lawmakers, who pledged a new era of civility across the partisan divide. Others vowed drastic changes to Arizona’s laws on guns and mental health in response to a mass shooting carried out by a man with documented-but-untreated mental health problems.
But while some lawmakers say the lessons of Jan. 8 stayed with them through sine die, most have seen few changes.
With a mere third of the House of Representatives being Democrats, Minority Leader Chad Campbell knew it was going to be an uphill battle trying to put a dent in the Republicans’ agenda this past session.
Predictably, the Democrats couldn’t get their proposals for tax reforms into the budget, nor could they stop a torrent of conservative legislation. But Campbell said that they did manage to get some of their goals accomplished, even if it was just keeping the public eye on the Legislature.
This weeks most outstanding quotes.Read More »
With Brewer pushing the Legislature to reinstate transplant coverage, Dems appeared on the verge of getting a rare political win.Read More »
Arizona House Democrats have a new whip. The House's minority chose Rep. Anna Tovar of Tolleson as their third-ranking leader.Read More »
The state Senate's majority leader refused to resign from the Legislature on Monday as he drew bipartisan criticism over a roadside altercation with a woman who was his girlfriend at the time.Read More »
Arizona Senate Democrats have scheduled a Monday news conference to make an announcement regarding Senate ethics.Read More »