Former House Majority Leader Steve Montenegro is struggling to mount a successful comeback in Legislative District 13, trailing behind both of the district’s incumbents in tonight’s Republican primary.Read More »
Sen. Michelle Ugenti-Rita appears to have a weathered a sexual harassment scandal and holds an overwhelming lead over her GOP primary opponent, Scottsdale attorney Alex Kolodin, in Legislative District 23.Read More »
Travel-related expenses by the Arizona House decreased sharply in 2016, after the Arizona Capitol Times exposed then-House Speaker David Gowan and some of his close allies for leading an unprecedented increase in the chamber’s travel budget the previous year.Read More »
Lobbyist Gary Husk, who has claimed he was wrongly identified as the architect of the Fiesta Bowl scandal, said Tuesday the false allegations have devastated his business.Read More »
Horne could face bloody, expensive battle in 2014 attorney general race
Tom Horne has long maintained that he’s innocent of the campaign finance allegations against him, but he may not get a chance to prove it until after voters have decided whether to give him a second term as attorney general.
Not since the AzScam scandal in 1991 have so many Arizona lawmakers left office amid criminal allegations in a single year.
The current scandals could cast a cloud over the state’s general election. Lawmakers who leave in disgrace tend to discourage cynical voters from going to the polls, pollsters and players from the AzScam bribery scandal said.
A federal judge shot down the Department of Justice’s request to seal all of the evidence against Rep. Ben Arrendondo, who pleaded not guilty today to federal charges stemming from an FBI sting.Read More »
A federal appeals panel Monday overturned the embezzlement convictions of an associate of former Rep. Rick Renzi, the Arizona congressman indicted in 2008 on 48 counts of fraud, conspiracy and other charges.Read More »
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery will present the findings of his Fiesta Bowl investigation at press conference Dec. 21.Read More »
The Congressional committee investigating Operation Fast and Furious described the role that the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Arizona played in the gun-running scandal as “striking” and demanded documents from top officials in the office.Read More »