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Do Republicans or Democrats run your city? Lawmakers push for partisan city elections

Posted by   /  February 6, 2019  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Dustin Gardiner | Arizona Republic Are Republican or Democratic mayors better at fixing potholes? City officials throughout Arizona say the answer is neither, but Republicans in the state Legislature seem to disagree. GOP lawmakers in the state House of Representatives voted Tuesday to give initial approval to House Bill 2201, which would make elections […]

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Court declares state law to limit minimum wage initiative illegal

Posted by   /  February 6, 2019  /  Courts/Law  /  No Comments

  By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times The state Court of Appeals has slapped down efforts by Republican lawmakers to block local governments from mandating that private employers provide workers with even more fringe benefits than required by state law. In a unanimous ruling Tuesday, the judges said it was […]

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Ugenti-Rita proposes bill to bar vote ‘procrastinators’

Posted by   /  January 14, 2019  /  Legislature 2019 Regular Session  /  No Comments

  By Ben Giles | Arizona Capitol Times Spurred by frustrations over prolonged vote counts, a Republican lawmaker wants to restrict early voting options for voters who receive their ballot by mail. Sen. Michelle Ugenti-Rita wants to require Arizonans who get their ballot early in the mail to return it by mail. SB 1046 would […]

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Gov. Doug Ducey’s 2019 State of the State address

Posted by   /  January 14, 2019  /  Government and Politics, Legislature 2019 Regular Session  /  No Comments

By KTAR.COM Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey ushered in a new Legislature on Monday with his annual State of the State address, in which the Republican laid out his priorities for the upcoming session. In the approximately 45-minute speech, Ducey closed the door on a record-setting election year for Arizona, welcomed new lawmakers and paid tribute […]

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With Arizona Senate seat at stake, Republicans sue county recorders

Posted by   /  November 8, 2018  /  2018 Elections, Courts/Law  /  No Comments

  By Yvonne Wingett Sanchez and Jessica Boehm | Arizona Republic With the U.S. Senate seat hanging in the balance, the Yuma, Navajo, Apache and Maricopa County Republican parties filed a lawsuit against all Arizona county recorders and the Secretary of State late Wednesday. The Republican groups are challenging the way counties verify signatures on […]

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Treasurer debate turns personal, testy

Posted by   /  October 10, 2018  /  2018 Elections  /  No Comments

  By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services Republican treasurer candidate Kimberly Yee labeled a plan by Democrat contender Mark Manoil to have the state help rural financial institutions do more lending as “socialized banking.” During a televised debate Tuesday on KAET-TV, Yee also accused Manoil of helping to evict families from their homes and […]

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House OK’s resolution to amend minimum wage law

Posted by   /  February 22, 2018  /  Economy, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Sun State lawmakers are moving to make it harder for workers to claim retaliation if they are fired in the wake of claiming they were denied wages or legally entitled time off. On a 35-25 party-line vote, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives decided Wednesday to […]

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Republicans have one week offer candidates to replace Shooter

Posted by   /  February 3, 2018  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Chris McCrory | Cronkite News ith the Legislature already in session, Republican leaders have about a week to put forth candidates to fill the vacancy left by the expulsion Thursday of Rep. Don Shooter, R-Yuma, for sexual misconduct. The Arizona House voted 56-3 to expel Shooter from the Arizona House of Representatives after an investigation […]

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State parties elect new officers

Posted by   /  January 29, 2018  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Arizona Daily Independent On Saturday, Arizona’s two major political parties gathered for their annual meetings. While Democrats complained of the oppressive tactics of their party on a national level, Republicans struggled against tactics on a local level. Lifelong Democrat Felecia Rotellini was elected the new chairwoman of the Arizona Democratic Party. The State Committee […]

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Perennial candidate Wendy Rogers enters CD1 GOP primary

Posted by   /  January 24, 2018  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

KTAR Rogers will join local farmer Tiffany Shedd and state Sen. Steve Smith of Maricopa in seeking the Republican nomination U.S. Rep. Tom O’Halleran will officially have another challenger in his fight to keep Arizona’s 1st Congressional District blue. Republican Wendy Rogers announced her campaign for U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday, with a Twitter […]

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