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Arizona law on picking judges challenged

Supreme Court

A lawsuit filed on behalf of members of a state judicial nominating commission challenges a new state law changing how Arizona selects judges for its appellate courts. The Arizona Republic reports that the lawsuit filed Friday says the law is unconstitutional because it effectively would change part of the Arizona Constitution without submitting a proposed… Read More →

Brewer's Medicaid expansion plan secured

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Arizona lawmakers have endorsed a key element of President Barack Obama’s health care law in a huge political victory for Republican Gov. Jan Brewer, after a lengthy fight over Medicaid expansion that divided the state’s Republican leadership. The expansion that will extend health care to 300,000 more low-income Arizonans came after months of stalled negotiations,… Read More →

Brewer’s Medicaid expansion plan secured

Brewer

Arizona lawmakers have endorsed a key element of President Barack Obama’s health care law in a huge political victory for Republican Gov. Jan Brewer, after a lengthy fight over Medicaid expansion that divided the state’s Republican leadership. The expansion that will extend health care to 300,000 more low-income Arizonans came after months of stalled negotiations,… Read More →

Andrew Thomas will run for governor

Runoff Election, Early Voting Phoenix Mayor, Council

Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas says he’s planning to run for Arizona governor in 2014. Thomas served as county attorney from 2005 until he resigned in 2010 to unsuccessfully run for Arizona attorney general. A three-member disciplinary panel of the Arizona courts disbarred Thomas about a year ago for failed corruption investigations that he… Read More →

ASU names Kyl Distinguished Fellow, Scholar

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Former United States Senator Jon Kyl has accepted a part-time appointment at Arizona State University as Distinguished Fellow in Public Service in the ASU College of Public Programs and as O’Connor Distinguished Scholar of Law and Public Service in the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at ASU. The Senate’s former No. 2 Republican leader… Read More →

Kavanagh returns as House Appropriations chair

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by in Business News | Politics

Fountain Hills Republican John Kavanagh will return as chairman of the state House Appropriations Committee when Arizona lawmakers report in January for their 2013 regular session. Kavanagh’s return as Appropriations chairman is among 18 committee chairmanships announced Thursday by Speaker Andy Tobin in a post-election reorganization. Other returning House chairmen include Bob Robson for the… Read More →

Barber ahead again, Sinema lead grows

by in Business News

Two Arizona congressional races remained too close to call Sunday. The hand-picked successor of former Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was ahead again in his race to win a full term in Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District. Results posted Sunday show Democrat Ron Barber pulling ahead of Republican Martha McSally by more than 300 votes out of… Read More →

Arizona congressional races too close to call

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Arizona’s three competitive congressional races were too close to call early Wednesday, including the Tucson-centered seat Rep. Ron Barber won in June to replace his former boss, Gabrielle Giffords. Barber saw his small lead against Republican Martha McSally in the 2nd District disappear just before midnight, with McSally taking a tiny lead. “We knew it… Read More →

Arpaio far ahead in fundraising in sheriff’s race

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by in Business News | Politics

Republican Joe Arpaio remains the leader in fundraising in the race for Maricopa County sheriff. The Republican incumbent raised $457,000 from Aug. 9 through Sept. 17 and had $3.8 million in his re-election campaign fund at the end of the period. The campaign for Democrat Paul Penzone says it raised $138,000 during that period and… Read More →

The Republican Presidential Debate Viewing Party

Republican Presidential Debate at Mesa Arts Center
by in Business News | Events | Politics

On Wednesday, February 22, the Republican party held their primary debate here in Arizona. I ventured out into deep Mesa to cover the debate, but since I couldn’t actually get into the building, I decided to walk around outside the Mesa Arts Center, where a large, outdoor viewing party was being held. There were plenty of… Read More →

Money Reigns Supreme In The Arizona Primaries

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by in Columnist Spotlight | Politics

The primaries are over and we are on to the general election. Because primary elections only decide who will represent political parties going into the general election, they are sometimes seen as less-important races. Many times, the primaries are the toughest battles. In a district that is considered Republican or Democrat “safe,” the primary is… Read More →

A Quarter Century Of Wisdom Points To The Right Solution

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In 1982, I was beginning my first term in Arizona’s House of Representatives. After years of spending increases, our state was suffering an economic slowdown. Recovery was just around the corner. In 1984, Ronald Reagan was elected to his second term as president of the United States, the federal government announced that it would build… Read More →

America’s Next Leader

McCain, America's Next Leader - AZ Business Magazine Oct. 2008

The last time an Arizona politician stood at the threshold of the White House was 44 years ago, when Republican presidential nominee Barry Goldwater introduced a new form of conservative politics to America before falling under the wheels of President Lyndon Baines Johnson’s campaign juggernaut. Now, another Arizonan, also the Republican nominee, has the White… Read More →