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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.
The state Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that political candidates can accept much larger sums of money from donors.
Only a week after the Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board temporarily mucked up the Apple-related company deal to build a huge plant in east Mesa, the board majority struck again, again reflecting the highly partisan Tea Party nature of what’s supposed to be a non-partisan position.
Chandler was far from the glitz of Chicago or the glamour of Los Angeles when it opened for settlement in 1912. But the man whose name the town bore, Dr. A.J. Chandler, envisioned drawing such visitors.
A special legislative panel voted Thursday to reduce the number of state income tax brackets from five to three, with an eye on eventually creating a single tax rate.
Saying her new job is too demanding, state Sen. Linda Lopez said Thursday she will resign from the Legislature no later than next month.
On Dec. 2, 1941, the following statement by Diplomat Hugh Grant appeared in the New York Times; “If the Japanese really want war, now is the time to let them have it. I believe we could smash them within a period of a few months with our superior air and naval forces.”
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.
The state Court of Appeals will decide whether groups that run commercials publicly criticizing elected officials and candidates right before an election have to disclose their donors.
A hearing into whether Attorney General Tom Horne violated state campaign finance laws is being pushed back because of a murder case.
In a case with statewide implications, a lawyer for the City of Phoenix argued to the Court of Appeals Tuesday that governments can decide to allow ads for condoms and contraceptives on bus shelters and benches — but not for candidates or controversial causes.
A small group of elected officials in Congress is currently leading the effort to find common ground on a budget proposal to avoid a repeat of the federal government shutdown and prevent sequestration in the coming years. Those are goals many Americans support. But how we get there could have devastating effects right here in Arizona.
I can’t imagine being a Child Protective Services caseworker. But I can imagine why most of those men and women went into those jobs: an idealistic view that their work could make a difference in children’s lives, maybe save some kids from horrible fates, maybe find ways to change a dysfunctional family into a loving one.
The state's charter schools are demanding more money from taxpayers, to the tune of $135 million a year.
Does anyone even care that 6,000 cases of reported neglect and abuse went un-investigated by Child Protective Services Special Welfare Assessment Team at the Arizona Department of Economic Security?
PHOENIX — The state's limits on how much candidates can collect from donors will remain in place, at least for the time being.
Arizona’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has improved slightly.
PHOENIX — Attorneys for four Arizona groups involved with voter registration are trying to get a federal judge to kill a bid by Secretary of State Ken Bennett to require proof of citizenship from all who register to vote.
PHOENIX — Reversing his earlier stance, Secretary of State Ken Bennett now wants to keep caps in place on what candidates can take from individuals and special interests, at least for the time being.
PHOENIX – Saying it's a matter of the state's rights, Attorney General Tom Horne wants the U.S. Supreme Court to let Arizona cut Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood simply because that organization also provides abortions with private dollars.
PHOENIX – Arizonans may not get a chance to vote Green at the next election.
“The unfortunate thing about the Tea Party is not their constant attacks on the anything that the President may propose; it is their desire to bring down the federal government. This is a betrayal of not only the voters who elected them but the whole country. It is also a betrayal of their oath to defend the Constitution. These people don’t about how much suffering they may cause; the important thing is they accomplish their goal.”
The theory of backlash from politicians ramming crap down citizens’ throat doesn’t seem to apply in Arizona. The Republicans have rammed all kinds of partisan and ideological crap down our throats and still plan to keep doing it.
Arizona Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema is heading back to Washington after completing the grueling Ironman Arizona triathlon in suburban Phoenix.
One can only suspect the reason for Obama’s delay of the ACA until 2014 is to bolster the Democrats’ chances at the polls come next November. By then they’ll be singing, “Everything’s Up To Date In Kansas City (Washington)” — whether it is or not. And of course, Dems will believe it.