Briefs

Hobbs will remove herself as plaintiff in campaign finance lawsuit

BY: - December 7, 2018

Hobbs will remove herself as one of the plaintiffs in a legal challenge to a 2016 campaign finance law, which her new office has been tasked with defending in court, a spokeswoman said.

Ducey McSally

McSally has $1M war chest if a 2020 run is in the cards

BY: - December 7, 2018

Martha McSally is well positioned to mount a U.S. Senate campaign in 2020 if the seat that voters awarded to the late John McCain in 2016 becomes vacant in the coming weeks, as most political observers expect. According to a report by the Arizona’s Politics blog, McSally’s campaign disclosed having more than $1 million in […]

Justice reform committee nixed after Stringer loses chairmanship

BY: - December 4, 2018

Incoming Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers dissolved the new House Recidivism and Sentencing Reform Committee after removing Rep. David Stringer as its chairman due to racist comments that recently came to light.

The news outlet Stringer co-owns doesn’t see what the big deal is

BY: - December 4, 2018

This is a big deal! An elected official is a part-owner of a local media company, and that local media company regularly covers that elected official. This is the first time eNews has seen fit to make that disclosure.

NYT: Southwest Key execs “possibly engaged in self-dealing”

BY: - December 3, 2018

The New York Times this weekend profiled Southwest Key founder Juan Sanchez and the organization he’s built. Southwest Key, a nonprofit, is the nation’s largest operator of shelters for immigrant children and has received $1.7 billion in federal contracts over the past decade.

Pro-McSally ‘pop-up PAC’ spent $56K, including on an airplane banner, right before the election

BY: - November 30, 2018

We now know who paid for the aerial advertising in the days before the November election urging voters to support Martha McSally: a so-called “pop-up PAC” tied to a former Arizona Republican Party chairman.

Luxury condos to replace Tempe Mobile Home Park

BY: - November 29, 2018

The owners of a former mobile home park in Tempe had been mum about what their plans for the property were, but Tuesday night the first hurdle towards building on the former trailer park property was successfully passed.

COMMENTARY
Ed Pastor

Pastor’s quiet leadership style crossed party lines and cultural barriers

BY: - November 29, 2018

They are flying flags at half-mast in Arizona again for a felled political icon. Unlike the late Sen. John McCain, this long-time public servant was not known for a maverick pugnaciousness but for a low-key and almost old-fashioned behind-the-scenes style of leadership. Former Congressman Ed Pastor died Tuesday. He was 75. The first Mexican-American elected […]

Social media responds to the death of former Congressman Ed Pastor

BY: - November 28, 2018

Ed Pastor, Arizona’s first Latino congressman, died of a heart attack last night at the age of 75. Pastor, a Democrat who represented central Phoenix and the southwest Valley for 23 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, was known for working diligently behind the scenes to secure funding for Arizona projects, oftentimes at the […]

Conservative economist urges Arizona to pass on windfall from tax conformity

BY: - November 28, 2018

An economist from a conservative policy organization that produces model legislation for states is urging Arizona to pass the savings from last year’s federal tax cut legislation on to taxpayers, echoing calls from some Republican state lawmakers who want a lame-duck special session next month.

When asylum-seekers are turned away at border, migrants are more vulnerable

BY: - November 27, 2018

A report from the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General in late September pointed to a likely unintended consequence of turning back asylum-seekers at ports of entry, which is happening now in Tijuana.

Understanding immigration terms

BY: - November 26, 2018

In this Arizona Mirror video, learn the differences and distinctions between terms like migrant, immigrant, asylum and refugee.