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.Read More »
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.Read More »
Retired Arizona Supreme Court Justice Michael Ryan, who as a trial judge presided over some of the state’s most famous political cases, died of a heart attack Monday. He was 66.Read More »
Evan Mecham occupies a place in Arizona political history that has all the earmarks of a Greek tragedy. How else can you explain the events of Mecham’s political life?Read More »
Burton Barr, who was memorialized when his name was given to the Phoenix Central Library, wrote the book on political wheeling and dealing in the Arizona Legislature.
But, even before Barr burst onto the Capitol scene in 1964, Harold Giss was pulling the legislative strings. Both were pragmatic practitioners of lawmaking.
Rachel Alexander has defended Andrew Thomas in her writings, and her job duties once entailed having to promote the former Maricopa county attorney and the office.Read More »
Arizona is entering unusual political territory with a scheduled recall election for Senate President Russell Pearce, the nationally known champion of legislation and ballot measures against illegal immigration.Read More »
Three generations of an Arizona family developed deep political roots, but were never tempted to run for office.Read More »
As Ed Buck demonstrated, you can get away with jumping the gun on a recall attempt if the official you’re targeting is going to help your cause.Read More »
As the recall threat against Senate President Russell Pearce heats up, Arizona voters may be joining their counterparts in the rest of the country in looking to kick out an elected leader. Activists in Wisconsin are seeking to remove 16 state senators, Miami-Dade County kicked out its mayor and the mayor of Omaha, Neb., just barely survived a recall vote.Read More »