Sen. Russell Pearce

Apr 20, 2011

Dems hopeful about Pearce recall

One Dem lawmaker told our reporter yesterday that the effort to recall Pearce was doing far better than most political observers expected, and predicted its backers would file signatures by mid-May.

Apr 11, 2011

Court won’t lift stay on SB1070

A federal appeals court is refusing to lift a stay blocking major parts of a tough Arizona law targeting illegal immigrants from taking effect.

Mar 16, 2011

CEOs urge Arizona to forgo immigration measures

Dozens of major Arizona employers are urging state lawmakers to not pass additional legislation targeting illegal immigration, saying it would damage the economy and tourism industry.

Mar 14, 2011

Pearce: Senate plans Ariz. budget action Wednesday

Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce says the Senate will act Wednesday on a proposed state budget even though it doesn't have an agreement with Republican Gov. Jan Brewer.

Feb 28, 2011

Senate President Russell Pearce denies he has banned list

State Senate President Russell Pearce denies that he has a list of people banned from the Senate building.

Feb 23, 2011

Yes, Virginia, there is a political motivation

Adams drew attention today to a House bill that would send $5 million to Babeu to allow the Pinal County Sheriff's Office to purchase equipment for an anti-smuggling task force, but some railbirds speculated the move was less about fighting smuggling than it was about congressional jockeying with Pearce.

Feb 22, 2011

Critics: Pearce’s latest immigration bill worse than SB1070

A mere “cleanup” it is not.

That is critics’ response to the late introduction of an immigration bill authored by Senate President Russell Pearce.

Feb 9, 2011

Not much surprise in Stertz pick

In a press release, Pearce called his decision a "difficult choice between two outstanding men," although some outsiders predicted that White's pro-McCain advocacy in southern Arizona would harm his chances.

Feb 9, 2011

Tucson man chosen for Arizona redistricting panel

Arizona's new redistricting commission has a third member.

Feb 8, 2011

Arcadia students tackle immigration by making film

When six Arcadia High School students embarked on their project, their goal sprang from the pure idealism of the young: Reveal a solution to the problem of illegal immigration by making a documentary.

Jan 28, 2011

Birthright-law foes want Pearce tossed from office

Critics of the birthright legislation, which aims to challenge the interpretation that children of undocumented aliens are American citizens, upped the ante this week by starting an effort to remove from office the state’s most ardent foe of illegal immigration.

Jan 5, 2011

State lawmakers target automatic birthright citizenship

A group of state lawmakers unveiled model legislation today that aims to deny citizenship to children born to non-citizens. Ultimately, they want to get the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on whether the 14th Amendment guarantees citizenship to such children.