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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.
What’s with all the political posturing and saber-rattling by our “desk jockey admirals and generals” in the House and Senate? We see them rabidly calling for everything short of “carpet bombing” Tehran and turning it into another Dresden. Of course, none (or almost none) of the military-aged sons (or daughters for that matter) of these politicians have ever been in or ever will be in the U.S. military and have to fight in the wars that their mommies and daddies vote for.
“People were complaining when they answered their phones because ‘Harry Mitchell’ popped up on the caller ID and it was Schweikert’s office. They were blaming Schweikert but they can really only blame their own stupidity. It popped up because they still have the name loaded in their phones under Harry Mitchell’s name. Delete the number from your phone and it will be fixed. Typical of Democrats, no personal responsibility.”
PHOENIX — Saying legislation is better than a voter initiative, the No. 2 Democrat in the state House wants colleagues to legalize marijuana for recreational use.
PHOENIX — The state's limits on how much candidates can collect from donors will remain in place, at least for the time being.
PHOENIX – Arizonans may not get a chance to vote Green at the next election.
PHOENIX — Attorneys for two “dreamers” want to defend the lower resident tuition they and others pay for community college and sue Attorney General Tom Horne for trying to take it away.
PHOENIX — Calling machine-counted voting ripe for fraud, an attorney for the Pima County Libertarian Party asked the state Court of Appeals Tuesday to let trial judges statewide impose new oversight procedures.
In an age of immediacy, the old adage that "the best things are worth waiting for" sometimes still holds true.
Education funding measures in the Chandler Unified and Higley Unified School Districts hold slim leads in the latest results from Tuesday's elections, with thousands of ballots still expected to be counted.
On Nov. 5, voters across the East Valley will vote on several items concerning additional city- and school-district funding that would add millions of dollars to continue funding education efforts or to continue city and school-district improvements.
I’ve heard the most potent arguments in favor of the tax increase known as the “override,” and, as a conservative, I’m not convinced.
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 — Saying he's just following the law, Attorney General Tom Horne refused Monday to drop his lawsuit against community colleges that offer lower in-state tuition to students who qualify for the federal “deferred action for childhood arrivals” program.
A series of village meetings around Mesa are scheduled for the rest of October and into November in order to collect public comment on the city’s general plan.
PHOENIX — Backers of a referendum challenging election law changes filed suit Friday against recorders in three counties.
The state Court of Appeals on Tuesday blocked enactment of a new state law allowing candidates to take a lot more money from donors.
Budget overrides for Gilbert Public Schools as well as the Chandler Unified, Higley Unified, Queen Creek Unified and Tempe Union School Districts were voted down soundly a year ago. But that isn’t stopping the five districts — and a few others in the East Valley — from giving voters another chance to keep education budgets at their current mark.
“Gilbert may reject U.S. funding.”
PHOENIX — Secretary of State Ken Bennett is directing election officials to separate their federal election ballots from state and local races to keep those who cannot prove citizenship from voting in the latter.
I know who’s ultimately at fault for the government shutdown. It isn’t the Democrats. It isn’t the Republicans.
Today is Charlotte Williams’ 91st birthday, and while she’ll get plenty of gifts and love from her family and friends, the best present could come when the results of the AARP’s New Faces of 50+ Real People Model Search are announced next week.
PHOENIX — The question of whether Arizonans agree in 2016 to allow gays to wed could depend on how many old people die between now and then, according to a former Republican state attorney general.
Nelda Majors, left, and Karen Bailey, who have been together for 55 years, explain Tuesday why they want the right after all these years to marry, including parental rights. Backers of a proposed 2016 ballot measure to legalize gay marriage hope that stories like this provide the margin for victory at the polls. [Howard Fischer/Capitol Media Services]
PHOENIX — Hoping to create a change in attitudes, various civil rights groups are taking the first steps today to convince Arizonans that letting gays wed would be a good thing.