Rogers trounces Allen in battleground race, Barto widens lead over Carter
One of the biggest battlegrounds in this year’s legislative races saw a major shakeup in Tuesday’s primary election as retired Air Force pilot Wendy Rogers ousted longtime incumbent Sen. Sylvia Allen. Rogers trounced Allen, a Republican from the town of Snowflake, winning 59% of the vote in the closely watched GOP primary for District 6, […]
Complaints against Cook allege bribery to benefit lobbyist, inappropriate relationship
A complaint that sparked an ethics probe into Rep. David Cook alleges he orchestrated a bribery scheme involving Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb to benefit a lobbyist he with whom he allegedly had a romantic relationship.
Two ethics complaint filed against Rep. David Cook
The chairman of the Arizona House of Representatives Ethics Committee on Tuesday announced that two ethics complaints have been filed against Rep. David Cook, a Republican from Globe who has been the subject of news reports showing romantic letters he allegedly sent to a lobbyist from the agricultural industry.
An open ethics process is essential if Republicans truly want accountability
Republicans in the Arizona State House of Representatives are considering changing their ethics rules to make it more difficult to submit complaints. It’s hard to imagine a worse time for a change like this.
Following deadly flood, lawmakers seek Tonto Creek bridge funding
A bipartisan group of lawmakers is trying to get the state to pay for a bridge over Tonto Creek in eastern Arizona, where three young children drowned last month after their car was submerged trying to cross the creek in a flood.
House panel will devise ways to loosen water rules in Pinal County to help developers
A new legislative ad hoc committee will come up with ways to loosen the permitting process for groundwater access in one of the state’s driest counties.