Arizona Democrats said today that Gov. Jan Brewer violated a promise to help stop a controversial election overhaul bill from passing or to veto it.
Brewer signed the bill into law today, drawing outrage from Democrats, who say the bill is targeted at hurting Democratic candidates and helping Republicans win elections.
Backers of an Arizona same sex marriage initiative say they plan to report Thursday morning they have collected $85,000 in large contributions since they launched the effort on Monday.
Gov. Jan Brewer signed a far-reaching elections bill that will help weed inactive voters from the Permanent Early Voter List, prohibit political organizations from collecting early ballots en masse and impose stricter legal standards on citizen initiatives.
Sen. Steve Pierce was under tremendous pressure from forces within and outside the state Capitol – including at least one official from the National Republican Congressional Committee –during the hours before sine die as lawmakers and others tried to influence his vote on a controversial election bill.
The citizen referendum against Gov. Jan Brewer’s Medicaid expansion has begun.
The United Republican Alliance of Principled Conservatives, which is headed up by former Sens. Frank Antenori and Ron Gould, took out petitions for a citizen referendum this morning at the Secretary of State’s Office in Tucson. The group has until Sept. 11 to collect 86,405 valid signatures to refer Brewer’s expansion plan to the November 2014 ballot.
A group of Democrats, Greens and Libertarians gathered in the Senate Democrats’ caucus room today (June 18) to denounce the new signature requirements in H2305 (election revisions; violations), which the Greens and Libertarians say will make it nearly impossible for them to get on the ballot.
FLORENCE — Three Pinal County employees have been placed on leave after a report detailed that the county’s public works department was out of control and employees’ behavior resembled “Animal House.”
Arizona lawmakers at the state and federal level are working on separate efforts that would make it harder to vote in what Democrats are calling an attack on low-income and Latino voters.
Immigrant rights advocates plan to appeal a court ruling that declined to halt Gov. Jan Brewer’s order denying driver’s licenses for young immigrants who have gotten work permits and avoided deportation under an Obama administration policy.
TUCSON — The Tucson Unified School District has selected a new next superintendent.
The district’s governing board voted 4-1 Tuesday to appoint Heliodoro Torres Sanchez to lead Tucson schools after John Pedicone announced his resignation in March.