The Arizona Democratic Party is publicly calling for state Treasurer Doug Ducey to fire lobbyist Cathi Herrod as a policy adviser for Ducey's gubernatorial campaign.Herrod, the president of the Center for Arizona Policy, has become a popular target for local lefties recently due to her push for the ... More >>
In case you missed any news action this week, we've got you covered.Here's our recap of the most-read news stories of the week:
Senate Bill 1062 is gone, but certainly not forgotten.For the second day in a row, activists from Citizens for a Better Arizona protested the connection between lawmakers and the lobbying group behind SB 1062, the Center for Arizona Policy.
Back in the dark ages, Republicans used to be all about the economy, stupid. A chicken in every pot, a home-entertainment center in every living room. Take, for instance, our last great Republican president -- William Jefferson Clinton. He demonstrated that a Democrat (in name) could be pro-busine ... More >>
In addition to protests at the state capitol over Arizona's Senate Bill 1062, activists have now taken to the office of the lobbying group that developed and pushed the bill, the Center for Arizona Policy.Citizens for a Better Arizona led a delegation of people to CAP's Phoenix office today, to dema ... More >>
Governor Jan Brewer has vetoed Senate Bill 1062.The bill advertised as "religious freedom" legislation resulted in several protests, was denounced by many large businesses, and even some of the Republican lawmakers who voted for the bill have since come out against it.
If you've got your undies in a bunch over the possible passage of Senate Bill 1062, then you should see what other bills the organization behind 1062 is pushing.That's the Christian Right group Center for Arizona Policy. (You may have seen the organization's president Cathi Herrod on CNN recently, d ... More >>
See how the blind mice run...as far away from Senate Bill 1062 as they can get. This morning, the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce officially joined the increasingly crowded bandwagon of opposition to the anti-gay "religious freedom bill" that Arizona Republi ... More >>
A march at the state Capitol in protest of Arizona's Senate Bill 1062 is taking place later today.There already have been protests against the "religious freedom" bill in Flagstaff, Phoenix, and Tucson, but several local groups have been trying to get people out to the Capitol today for a large prot ... More >>
The U.S. Supreme Court won't hear an appeal of a decision on Arizona's ban on abortions past 20 weeks of gestation, which was found by a lower court to be unconstitutional.The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals had blocked the law from taking effect.
As the U.S. Supreme Court made a pair of decisions on same-sex marriage this morning, the Arizona group trying to get an "equal marriage" proposal on the ballot in 2014 is getting serious about its effort."It's go time," Equal Marriage Arizona chairman Warren Meyer tells New Times.
Notorious "birther" attorney Larry Klayman is being investigated by the State Bar.Although Arizona State Bar spokesman Rick DeBruhl confirms to New Times that the investigation exists, he says there are no public documents associated with the case at this time.See also:-Larry Klayman Sues New Times, ... More >>
Here's the thing about the propositions on the ballot for tomorrow's election: for the most part, they're boring, and at the end of the day, you may not really give a damn.Thankfully, people like ousted state Senate President Russell Pearce, Governor Jan Brewer, and the lobbyists from Center for Ari ... More >>
Erik Twist, the headmaster of a Phoenix charter school, blasted an e-mail to school parents outlining the reasons to vote against Proposition 204, an initiative estimated to generate about $1 billion a year mostly for education funding -- including for charter schools. It's causing a stir among som ... More >>
Proposition 204, also known as the "Quality Education and Jobs Act," is a sales-tax measure that would keep the tax at the same level as the temporary increase voters approved in 2010.A common criticism is that the ballot language doesn't describe exactly where the expected $1 billion in revenue goe ... More >>
Despite the Arizona Department of Health Services reporting that the number of abortions increased about 26 percent from 2010 to 2011, the lobbying organization Center for Arizona Policy says the same numbers from DHS actually show a decrease in the number of abortions.CAP president Cathi Herrod say ... More >>
See also: Jan Brewer Asked to Ditch Family Research Council Event Over Its Anti-Gay ObsessionThe Southern Poverty Law Center asked Governor Jan Brewer and others to skip out on an event hosted by the Family Research Council because of the group's persistent "demonization" of lesbian, gay, bisexual, ... More >>
The Southern Poverty Law Center has asked Governor Jan Brewer and others to skip out on an event hosted by the Family Research Council because of the group's persistent "demonization" of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.Brewer's office says that's not happening.
No one asked for lobbyist Cathi Herrod's opinion on the shooting of a security guard at the headquarters of the Family Research Council, but she gave it anyway.Herrod's the president of the Center for Arizona Policy -- one of the Family Research Council's state-level organizations -- and pointed to ... More >>
The American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Reproductive Rights filed a complaint in Arizona Federal District Court Thursday to knock down the Arizona law that will make it illegal for women to receive an abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The threshold was set as the point at which fe ... More >>
If you trust politicians (ha, ha), then get this -- many local Republicans believe people need to go to prison for selling porn, and tipping strippers should be illegal.The lobbyists at the Center for Arizona Policy released the candidates' answers to their questionnaires for this year's elections, ... More >>
For some reason, the lobbyists at the Center for Arizona Policy would like anyone running for a seat at the Legislature this year to tell the group whether they support banning the "touching or tipping" of strippers.The surveys, which are usually a good indication of the CAP morality cops' agenda fo ... More >>
The Center for Arizona Policy has offered a response to the Internal Revenue Service complaint filed against it -- claiming the organization doesn't meet tax-exemption requirements -- and that response includes the exact three things we expected: they're atheists, homosexuals, and wrong.The Secular ... More >>
Abortion still seems to be a top priority for Governor Jan Brewer and the Legislature, as the governor announced the signing of yet another bill that's not making Planned Parenthood happy at all.The governor signed House Bill 2800 into law late last week, which described in the broadest sense by the ... More >>
Today's approval of gay marriages by the Iowa Supreme Court isn't likely to impact Arizona, says a local group that helped see a ban on such marriages approved.Cathi HerrodNo legal challenges to the successful Proposition 102 are expected, says Cathi Herrod of the Center for Arizona Policy. The law ... More >>
WHAT'S UNDER THE ANGER AFTER LAST WEEK'S GAY RIGHTS "VOTE"? HURT, CONTEMPT, GLEE, BEWILDERMENT--AND MORE ANGER.