Politics

Conservative donors come to Schweikert’s aid as ethics probe continues

WASHINGTON — Conservative donors are swooping in to support embattled Arizona Republican Rep. David Schweikert, whose campaign account was in the red at the end of the last reporting period. The Club for Growth, a...

Former lawmaker Miranda seeks return to legislature

A former lawmaker with a well-known name in Democratic politics is looking to make a comeback and is challenging two incumbents as she seeks a return to the legislature. Catherine Miranda filed to run for...

Judge lifts confidentiality order on Arizona redistricting documents from GOP operative

A judge in North Carolina lifted a confidentiality order on a trove of digital files from a deceased Republican strategist that includes thousands of documents pertaining to the last round of redistricting in Arizona.So...

Kavanagh, Lawrence still plan to add penalties to sanctuary cities

Two Republicans lawmakers said they’ll continue with legislative plans to add penalties on sanctuary cities, even after an overwhelming majority of Tucson voters said ‘no’ to a ballot initiative to limit city cops from...

More members of extremist “patriot” groups serving as PCs

Jennifer Harrison, the right-wing extremist leader of AZ Patriots was appointed to a precinct committeeman position earlier this year, but she isn’t the only member of her group who holds this partisan position within...

Another way ratepayers are getting screwed

If you haven’t heard of the Residential Utility Consumer Office, otherwise known as RUCO, you’re not alone. Though this government organization has been around for more than thirty years, few Arizonans know about its...

Tucson voters reject sanctuary city initiative in landslide

An effort to limit Tucson police officers from inquiring about the immigration status of people they stop was voted down by a wide margin, according to unofficial results from Tuesday’s election.The ballot initiative, Proposition...

Mohave County declares itself a Second Amendment sanctuary

Mohave County became the latest local government and the first in Arizona to join the burgeoning Second Amendment sanctuary movement. The county’s Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Monday to declare Mohave County a Second...

Lawsuit over Payson recall could settle quirk in election law

A legal battle over an attempt to remove the mayor of Payson from office may settle an unanswered question about the requirements for forcing a recall election against a municipal official.State law and the...

‘Democracy dollars’ could pump millions of dollars of public funding into elections

A proposal to reinvigorate Arizona’s system for publicly funding political campaigns could inject tens of millions of dollars into the state’s elections.
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