Maricopa County Board of Supervisors

Inability to collect signatures online hampers county, local candidates

BY: - April 3, 2020

A confluence of circumstances is making it extremely difficult for many candidates to collect the signatures they need in order to get their names on the ballot amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, and those running for county, municipal and other local offices, there’s an additional obstacle in the way – the inability to collect signatures online.

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Monday Musings: The end of lengthy vote-counting in Arizona?

BY: - March 2, 2020

The last several election nights have been very frustrating. Why? Because tons of votes couldn’t be counted and we had to wait days to know the outcome of close races. 

4 local governments follow Ducey’s lead, open doors to refugees

BY: - January 7, 2020

The state’s two largest counties and cities have sent letters to the U.S. Department of State saying new refugees can call neighborhoods in Phoenix, Tucson and Maricopa and Pima counties home.  

Decision on Petersen suspension may not happen until new year

BY: - December 19, 2019

Indicted Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen may have to wait until after the New Year to find out whether the Board of Supervisors will rescind his suspension.

Supervisors delay decision on Petersen suspension after testy hearing

BY: - December 11, 2019

A hearing to determine whether the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors would rescind its suspension of indicted assessor Paul Petersen ended early after his lawyer said an adversarial attitude by an attorney for the county made it pointless to continue.

Supes set date for Petersen to appeal suspension, order investigation

BY: - November 13, 2019

After spending three hours in executive session with lawyers, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to give Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen a date to appeal his suspension and requested the county attorney investigate Petersen’s performance.  The appeal will be heard Dec. 11.  Petersen is currently facing state and federal charges over his […]

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MariCo supes unanimously appointed extremist who called Latino lawmakers ‘illegals’ to GOP post

BY: - November 1, 2019

Nearly 15 months after she made local and international headlines for her role in a protest at the Capitol in which pro-Trump activists called Latino and Native American legislators and staff “illegals” and told them to “get out of my country,” the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors unanimously appointed Jennifer Harrison to a partisan position.

Indicted county assessor Petersen suspended 120 days

BY: - October 28, 2019

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Monday to suspend county assessor Paul Petersen, who is facing state and federal charges over his adoption business, alleging neglect of his official duties.

Supervisors schedule vote to suspend indicted assessor

BY: - October 23, 2019

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors took the first step in temporarily removing county assessor Paul Petersen from office in the wake of his indictment over an alleged adoption fraud scheme, scheduling a meeting for next week so it can vote on a formal suspension.

Maricopa County supervisors considering suspension for indicted assessor

BY: - October 21, 2019

The chairman of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors indicated on Friday that the board could move to suspend indicted county assessor Paul Petersen, who faces dozens of charges in conjunction with an allegedly illegal adoption ring involving women from the Marshall Islands.

New county attorney Adel signals openness to justice reform

BY: - October 17, 2019

Newly appointed Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel said she’s open to taking steps on criminal justice reform, both by making changes within her office and by pushing for reforms at the legislature.

County supervisors examining options for ousting indicted assessor

BY: - October 14, 2019

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is looking into whether it can remove county Assessor Paul Petersen from office after he was indicted last week in an alleged adoption scheme involving women from the Marshall Islands.