Evan Mecham

Jul 5, 2022

Voters will consider at least eight proposals in November

Arizona voters will face at least eight -- and likely as many as 11 -- proposals they get to approve or quash in November.

Feb 17, 2022

Senate panel moves bill to create Lt. Governor

A Senate committee voted Thursday to approve bipartisan legislation that will let voters decide if they want to establish a Lieutenant Governor in Arizona.  

Sep 1, 2020

Arizona picks senators, military for Trump’s heroes garden

A Native American U.S. Marine immortalized for helping raise the American flag over Iwo Jima during World War II. Two Arizona senators who were Republican nominees for president. The first female justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Jan 12, 2020

In Their Words: Jane Dee Hull

For almost 25 years Jane Dee Hull was in the thick of Arizona politics, governing and legislating, and yet she said she’s most proud of being proud of “very little” in her career, which speaks to her political philosophy.

Sep 5, 2018

Former Republican AG Grant Woods considers run for U.S. Senate in 2020 as Democrat

John McCain's first congressional chief of staff and the former Republican state attorney general is weighing a bid to win his seat when it becomes available again in 2020 -- as a Democrat.

Aug 20, 2018

Political operatives learned the ropes as student regents

The foundation for the modern student regent in Arizona was laid by the last one who could not vote: Patrick McWhorter.

Chris Herstam (Photo by Carmen Forman/Arizona Capitol Times)
Jun 4, 2018

Chris Herstam: One of the last moderates calls it quits

Chris Herstam spent 35 years at the Capitol, first as a lawmaker and last as a lobbyist, but the longtime public policy fanatic is ready to call it quits.

Apr 11, 2016

Kurt Davis: Recalling times when people could disagree without becoming enemies

Few people at the Arizona Capitol have been immersed in the state’s political scene for as long as Kurt Davis.

Feb 9, 2015

House committee passes bill creating Arizona lieutenant governor position

A proposal approved by a House panel Monday would change what happens in Arizona when a governor dies, quits or is forcibly removed from office.

Mar 6, 2014

Former House Speaker Joe Lane, 78, dies

Former House Speaker Joe Lane, whose political career was cut short in the wake of the impeachment of Gov. Evan Mecham, died today in Tucson.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, center, stands between Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, left, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, right, showoff souvenir football helmets after a ceremony to pass official hosting duties of next year's Super Bowl to Arizona, Saturday Feb. 1, 2014 in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Feb 24, 2014

Cardinals, Super Bowl Committee voice concern about SB1062

All eyes are on Arizona, including the watchful gaze of the National Football League and officials busy organizing the state’s 2015 Super Bowl hosting efforts, as Gov. Jan Brewer decides whether to sign a controversial “religious freedom” bill.

Sep 12, 2012

Florence Mecham, wife of late governor, dies

Funeral services for Florence Mecham, wife of the late Arizona Gov. Evan Mecham, will be held Sept. 15, in the Gilbert LDS meeting house, 4629 E. Guadalupe Road. Mrs. Mecham died Sept. 4 of natural causes at the age of 87.