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As Trump said ‘we don’t want them’ in Mesa, migrant families arrived at Phoenix church

BY: - October 23, 2018

The smell of chicken soup, the sound of clapping and the faces of smiling parishioners welcomed the families to an outdoor stretch of grass where tables and chairs were set up for them to dine.

Dem challengers fight 50-year trend in general elections

BY: - October 22, 2018

The Democratic challengers to Gov. Doug Ducey and Attorney General Mark Brnovich must compete not only with voter registration numbers that favor the GOP, but with a 50-year trend that favors incumbents in statewide races.

Bipartisan coalition aims to decriminalize marijuana possession

BY: - October 22, 2018

State lawmakers are planning a bipartisan push to loosen Arizona’s marijuana possession laws, which are considered by many as among the harshest in the United States.

Trump urges Arizonans to vote for McSally at Mesa rally

BY: - October 19, 2018

President Donald Trump urged Arizonans to send Martha McSally to the U.S. Senate, calling her an American hero who led airstrikes against the Taliban while describing Democratic nominee Kyrsten Sinema as an extremist who is soft on terrorism and border security.

National group touts independent candidate for AZ Senate

BY: - October 18, 2018

A national group that aims to elect political independents to public office has dived into the race for a state Senate seat in the West Valley.

AZ a case-study in billionaire ballot spending

BY: - October 18, 2018

The Arizona efforts of California billionaire Tom Steyer to bankroll an Arizona ballot measure to increase the renewable energy requirements on utilities was highlighted today in a report by the Center for Public Integrity on out-of-state billionaires influencing ballot measure elections across the country.

How is Arizona’s constitution amended?

BY: - October 18, 2018

Arizona’s Constitution has been amended over 150 times since Arizona moved from territory to statehood in 1912 but what exactly goes into creating an amendment?

‘Privacy’ for political spenders as important as government transparency, say ‘dark money’ advocates

BY: - October 17, 2018

In a wide-ranging 90-minute talk about the importance of anonymous spending in American politics, Goldwater Institute attorney Matt Miller and National Review Senior Writer David French discussed a recent wave of campaign finance disclosure laws and ordinances across the country. “Privacy for the citizen is as vital as transparency from the government,” French said during […]

Arizona ACT scores dip, state ranks near bottom

BY: - October 17, 2018

Arizona high school students graduating in 2018 placed 45th among the 50 states and the District of Columbia in performance on the ACT college-entrance exam.

Most expensive legislative races in LD28, LD18

BY: - October 17, 2018

Sen. Kate Brophy McGee’s reelection bid is on pace to be one of the most expensive legislative campaigns in Arizona history. As of Sept. 30, the Phoenix Republican had raised nearly $370,000 and spent more than $245,000 to retain her seat in the state Senate.

2016 campaign finance rewrite effectively doubles contribution limits for statewide officeholders

BY: - October 16, 2018

Ducey, a prodigious fundraiser, has been the primary beneficiary of that provision. According an Arizona Mirror analysis of the governor’s campaign finance reports dating back to 2016, the double-dipping provision has allowed Ducey to raise at least $200,000 more than he would have been able to under the old laws.

Garcia posts best fundraising report yet, still lags behind Ducey

BY: and - October 16, 2018

Democratic gubernatorial nominee David Garcia brought in $779,000 during the last campaign finance reporting period, by far the strongest showing yet by a campaign that has been plagued by poor fundraising since its beginning. But Garcia still trailed Gov. Doug Ducey for the reporting period, which ran from Aug. 12 to Sept. 30. Ducey reported […]