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The Arizona Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected arguments from the Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission and allowed new, higher campaign contribution limits passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature to go into effect.
Saying her new job is too demanding, state Sen. Linda Lopez said Thursday she will resign from the Legislature no later than next month.
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge refused late Friday to sideline charges against Attorney General Tom Horne and a supporter that they violated state campaign finance laws.
Supporters of the Independent Redistricting Commission want a federal court to rule that the Arizona Legislature has no right to challenge the voter-approved law.
PHOENIX – Arizonans may not get a chance to vote Green at the next election.
PHOENIX — Ken Bennett formally kicked off his bid to become governor Tuesday with a proposal to replace the state's income tax by increasing the number of goods and services subject to the state sales tax.
It was the time of day when afternoon starts to creep into evening at the end of an average Arizona October; the sun still lorded over the earth and kept the surface dwellers warm to a slightly uncomfortable degree.
PHOENIX — Twice defeated in congressional races and rebuffed by voters in his bid to change election laws, radio station owner Rick Murphy is now trying to become the state's chief executive.
PHOENIX — A new poll suggests that Arizona voters insist they're mad as hell and are ready to throw the current crop of bums out of Congress. But it remains to be seen whether the anger at government dysfunction carries through to next year's general election — and whether voters find the alternatives they are offered are any better.
PHOENIX — Tom Horne is crowing that he's leading a GOP primary challenger and his likely Democratic foe — or at least he was.
PHOENIX — Counties have verified there are enough valid signatures on petitions to give voters the last word on extensive changes in election laws pushed through the Republican-controlled Legislature.
PHOENIX — Attorney General Tom Horne said Monday he will not be distracted by the findings by the Yavapai County Attorney that he knowingly violated state campaign finance laws.
The government reopened its doors Thursday after a battle-weary Congress approved a bipartisan measure to end a 16-day partial shutdown and avert the possibility of an economy-jarring default on U.S. obligations.
TUCSON — Saying their success would “devastate” the state budget, Gov. Jan Brewer on Wednesday said she does not want U.S. House Republicans to succeed in their bid to shutdown the Affordable Care Act.
I know who’s ultimately at fault for the government shutdown. It isn’t the Democrats. It isn’t the Republicans.
“So, they had a nasty shooting in D.C. on Monday. I wonder how that can happen. I thought the liberals banned owning guns there. Another ‘gun free’ zone! Yeah the law abiding are disarmed while the criminals are free to mow them down. The liberal mind set baffles me!”
PHOENIX — Bested 5-4 in last year's congressional races, Republican legislative leaders want a federal court to immediately give them the power to draw the lines for 2014.
A group opposed to a sweeping Republican-backed election law signed by Gov. Jan Brewer in June filed more than 146,000 petition signatures Wednesday that will block the law temporarily and refer it to voters next year if the signatures are certified.
“Since Sen. Jeff Flake supports a military strike in Syria, perhaps some of his sons should join the military.”
Chandler Councilwoman Trinity Donovan walked into the grocery store last week with $29 in her purse and a feeling of uncertainty in her mind.
Arizona’s congressional delegation is split on whether to support President Barack Obama’s request to authorize the use of force in Syria, although many members say they’re still undecided.
Amid a stalled momentum in the House of Representatives, Arizona Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake defended their proposed immigration legislation during a town hall event held at the Mesa Arts Center on Aug. 27.
Arizona lawmakers slashed the state's corporate tax rate in 2011, sliced other business and capital gains taxes in 2012 and just completed a major overhaul of the state's sales tax collection system.
A newly appointed state senator whose eligibility to fill a vacancy is being challenged by another legislator told the Legislature earlier this year that he lived in a Phoenix suburb, not the rural northeastern Arizona county where he says he lives now.
“We are scolded by government messages to rely on mass transit. But your car never goes on strike for a greedier deal. Drive away, dude. Also, why can’t upper management get off their duffs and drive the buses during strikes?”