Courtesy of WikipediaWe've been alternately bored/annoyed by the Arizona Republic's series of top-10 lists devoted to summarizing the Aughts. We know it's a good way to fill the paper during a slow news week and all ... but, really, they couldn't come up with anything more interesting than ... More >>
Governor Jan Brewer insisted on relocating a campaign fundraiser this week to distance herself -- both figuratively and physically -- from a key figure in a 2000 state subsidy scandal. Brewer could have anticipated problems with this one. The Wednesday fundraiser was to be held in the Para ... More >>
Governor Jane Hull and most Arizona lawmakers in 2000 were responsible for one of the state's grandest screw-ups, the so-called "Alt Fuels Fiasco." But it was Tempe resident Amanda Ormond who got fired over the wasteful subsidy program. The scandal's scapegoat talks about the 2000 debacle ... More >>
The GrossCost of livin': $150 mil. As far as I'm concerned, former House Speaker Jeff Groscost, whom the Bird disses in death this week, deserved to be wearing stripes, eating green baloney and wondering if he was gonna have to take it up the poot pipe from his cell-mate Randy when he croaked ... More >>
The winged wonder rags on dead Republi-con Jeff Groscost, Tempe's "PG clause," and Dr. Sketchy's anti-art lameness
Jim Irvin should give up using taxpayers' money as a political football
By this fall, the alternative fuels program will be a full-blown bust
While the public sleeps, the fix is in to turn our state into a power farm for Mexico
Despite repeated ethical lapses, Department of Real Estate exempts supervisor Stapley from minimum education requirements
He is smart. He is professional. He is everything you don't expect.
Reeking havoc, Phoenix style, in the 12 months the millennium forgot
It's entirely possible that this great country desperately needs a dunderhead just now
The hits just keep on coming at Phoenix City Hall
Groscost threats delayed action on alt-fuel debacle
Week of October 12th
Consumers are rushing to get in on the state's new bi-fuel rebate program
Consumers clamor for big state bucks under alternative-fuel incentive program
Now in its first cycle, Arizona's new Clean Elections law is putting bureaucrats and candidates through the wringer
Pro-choicers walk, attorney serves up double-talk
Governor Hull says it's time for inclusiveness in politics. Environmentalists say she won't give them the time of day.
Arizona political leaders know the answers but can't seem to pass the violence-prevention test
Who's angling for what, and against whom
Modern-art patron envisions 500-acre desert sculpture garden -- in McDowell Mountain Regional Park
William Bennett and the right make might at a Scottsdale resort
The right advanced at Groscost, sustained some nasty Burns
State Representative Steve May is a walking, talking contradiction
From the week of April 1, 1999
Pro-choice lobby may be weakened by a disagreement over regulation of abortion clinics
Teenage "Model Legislators" put the real thing to shame
Jeff Groscost as "brilliant" tactician, schoolyard bully
Thanks to gubernatorial neglect, Hull's ambitious agenda is going nowhere
For years, House minority leader Art Hamilton has used every trick in the book--the House rules book--to influence the Republican majority; now he's running for secretary of state
Despite an unremarkable demeanor, public-interest lawyer Tim Hogan has a nose for trouble and a knack with judges
State Senator Russell Bowers is best known for his archconservatism, his assault on environmental regulations and . . . his fine art?
Jim Irvin is poised to give the GOP a Corporation Commission majority for the first time in a decade. If that happens, Democratic activist Barbara Sherman and her mentor, Commission chairman Renz Jennings, will both wind up losers.
Engineer-legislator gets sued over a public works project, then backs a bill that releases him from indemnifying future projects
Trivial and meretricious bills crowd the Legislature's final days
Once again, the Legislature wants to require minors to get a parent's permission for an abortion
There are Friends of Tobacco. And antismoking advocates worry that behind-the-scenes machinations may water down a state campaign to discourage teen smoking.
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