Politics

Arizona ranks low on representation by population

Some people say less is more, but could that old adage apply to representation in Washington, D.C. for Arizonans?

Prop. 306 may not scrap disputed Clean Elections rules

The controversial Clean Elections rules that led Republican lawmakers to attempt to curb the agency’s authority through Proposition 306 may be here to stay, even if voters approve the measure.

National spotlight shines on Christine Marsh

The race for the state Senate in Legislative District 28 got some national press today, courtesy of a piece in Teen Vogue on Christine Marsh’s transformation from high school teacher to Democratic candidate for elected office.

Garcia would have fared better with Clean Elections Several other statewide candidates also would have been better off financially

The last campaign finance reports that the public will see before the election are in, and based on how much he’s raised, Democratic gubernatorial candidate David Garcia has good cause to regret not running with Clean Elections.

Ducey’s border security whopper

No one would ever confuse Doug Ducey with Donald Trump on the campaign trail, but when the governor talks about immigration issues, he has a downright Trumpian claim that he goes to time and again.

Top of the ticket may not be much help for Democrats

If the reputed blue wave of 2018 is coming to Arizona, it isn’t apparent from early ballot returns -- and the top of the ticket could be a factor in why Democrats aren’t seeing a surge of excitement.

Corp Comm candidate Sears being investigated by AG for disclosure violation

The Attorney General’s Office is investigating Kiana Sears, one of the Democratic candidates for Corporation Commission, for violating state campaign finance law.The investigation comes after Harry Young, a voter in Mayer, filed a complaint...

Where McSally, Sinema stand on detention of migrant families

Critics call them baby jails. To U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Executive Associate Director Matthew Albence, they’re more like a summer camp.

AZ GOP lawmakers take ‘truther’ approach to spate of pipe bombs

A couple of Arizona Republican lawmakers, one of whom is the No. 3 ranking official in the Arizona House of Representatives, seem convinced they know who is behind the attempt to assassinate the liberals with pipe bombs: the liberals!

Maricopa County recorder says he’ll adopt new policy on early ballot signatures

County Recorder Adrian Fontes said his office’s top priority is to ensure that voters’ needs are met. And as long as his office has the ability to contact voters to find out whether they were the ones who signed their early ballot envelopes, he said it should do so.
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