The Commission on Judicial Conduct today formally accused former Justice of the Peace Lester Pearce of violating judicial canons by campaigning for his brother, former Senate President Russell Pearce, during the Legislative District 19 recall election in 2011.Read More »
A committee tasked with evaluating the city’s ethics standards will promote transparency, openness and accountability, Mayor Greg Stanton said Monday.Read More »
Former Rep. Daniel Patterson said he wants an apology from House members who forced him to resign from the Legislature now that a Tucson City Court judge has found him not guilty on all three charges of domestic violence.Read More »
Following the damning news that the House Ethics Committee formally recommended his expulsion, Tucson lawmaker Rep. Daniel Patterson resigned his seat today, before the full House could take a vote on the motion to expel him.
With no fanfare, House Speaker Andy Tobin announced that he accepted Patterson’s resignation.
Some lawmakers have begun bringing firearms to the state Capitol, citing a growing fear of Rep. Daniel Patterson, whose alleged hostile outbursts and erratic behavior were detailed in an investigative report on Monday.Read More »
An embattled Tucson lawmaker this morning formally left the Democratic Party and became the Legislature’s only independent.Read More »
A report by special investigators into the ethics charges against a Tucson Democrat accused of beating his ex-girlfriend will be delayed until at least Friday, but the investigation and future hearings are expected to continue after that.Read More »
The Arizona House of Representatives announced today that it would hire attorneys Craig A. Morgan and Sharon Ng of Kansas City-based firm Stinson Morrison Hecker to investigate an ethics complaint against Rep. Daniel Patterson, who is facing criminal charges of domestic violence against his ex-girlfriend.Read More »
As if there just hasn’t been enough scandal at the Arizona Legislature this year, political observers will get a fresh look this week at two salacious stories that will begin to further unfold.Read More »
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors will meet this morning to pick a replacement for Sen. Scott Bundgaard, who resigned earlier this month in the midst of an ethics hearing into a domestic violence incident he had with a girlfriend last year.Read More »