How an Arizona official is making Cochise County a “laboratory” for election skepticism
David Stevens had never supervised a ballot count. He didn’t know how he would count nearly 50,000 ballots by hand, who would help, or where he would find enough space to do it. But that didn’t dissuade him.
Voting bills unite faith leaders to oppose AZ Super Bowl
Faith leaders from around the country are calling for the NFL to move the 2023 Super Bowl out of Arizona, citing several bills they characterize as voter suppression. “We all would love for Arizona to see that kind of revenue, to bring that many people here to invest in our state, but I think there […]
Elections law is simply voter suppression
SB1485, which our governor signed as quickly as possible, to avoid voter contact, which he knows is objectionable, is voter suppression pure and simple. Other words are just distractions to this fact. Voters know this and will act.
Should a billionaire run Arizona’s elections?
How many Arizonans like the idea of one billionaire family manipulating the way Arizona county election offices operate? That’s an unpopular idea for people across the political spectrum, especially when the billionaire is Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, whose controversial actions make him distrusted by Left and Right.
Lawmaker drops proposal to hide most donor identities
The Fountain Hills Republican said Tuesday he’s dropping a measure that would double the threshold at which political and candidate committees in Arizona are required to report the names of their donors.
House attorney says bill targeting voter initiatives legal
The attorney for the Arizona House of Representatives says the last of several bills targeting the initiative process is Constitutional.
Trump allies defend allegations of ‘rigged’ election – but say it won’t happen here
Top allies of Donald Trump in Arizona said they don’t believe the 2016 presidential election will be rigged, but defended the GOP nominee over a slew of remarks that have drawn condemnation from Republicans across the country, including some supporters.
Arizona voter registration numbers down by 11K since January
Arizona's voter registration numbers are down by nearly 11,500 since the last report in January. The Secretary of State's Office says the state has more than 3.23 million registered voters as of April 1.
Medical marijuana businesses worry about legalization legislation
Phoenix Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego’s proposed legislation to legalize recreational marijuana in Arizona has some in the medical marijuana industry worried about losing their businesses.
Extracting funds for K-12
Crandell’s overhaul of school finance plan attracts skepticism and support
It’s a puzzle that has vexed policymakers, education leaders and business groups for decades, but it’s one that Sen. Chester Crandell hopes to solve: How can the state revamp education funding to be both fair and simple?
State Supreme Court rules killer’s record won’t be wiped clean
The Arizona Supreme Court decided Nov. 21 to leave intact the criminal record of a death row inmate who died of natural causes before his case ended.
Jeans, boots and country music: Republican candidates in CD1 vying to run against Ann Kirkpatrick
Country music plays in the background as state House Speaker Andy Tobin tells Graham County Republican Party leaders at a Safford restaurant he has spent seven years fighting for them at the Legislature, and he’s ready to take the fight to Congress.
Farther north, freshman state Rep. Adam Kwasman rallies a rowdy crowd at a Show Low Tea Party event, telling them to stay focused on the proj[...]