While the bill proposed at the Arizona Legislature to legalize the sale of Tesla vehicles in the state essentially died, it's suddenly been brought back to life.This move happens to come just as Arizona and Texas are considered two of four finalists for a large battery factory planned by electric ca ... More >>
As is the case with the congressional races in Arizona, not every race for Arizona's legislative seats is competitive -- just 17 of the 30 state Senate races have candidates from both major parties, and 20 of the 30 state House races have at least one Democrat and one Republican.Still, that leaves p ... More >>
Folks at Tempe City Hall weren't the only ones to meet with representatives of the apparently fake company believed to be set up by the FBI in its bust of state Representative/former Tempe Councilman Ben Arredondo.According to lobbyist filings with the Secretary of State's office, Mike Williams met ... More >>
Last year, people were creating a stink after it was discovered that some Arizona legislators got tickets and trips to sporting events thanks to the Fiesta Bowl.Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery explained in December that none of the politicos would face charges, saying prosecutors were ... More >>
Know what the best part of this new poll released by Arizona Working Families is? The lowest ranked legislator of those mentioned in the survey was none other than crackpot Republican state Senator Sylvia Allen.Allen, who currently represents Legislative District 5, scored a measly 22 percent favora ... More >>
Arizona SenateIs your senator a Russell Pearce dingleberry, like Steve Smith?Five anti-immigration bills sponsored by Senate President Russell Pearce and dingleberry right-wing senators went down in defeat yesterday as sanity prevailed in the Arizona legislature. The rejected measures were S ... More >>
Mark Spencer, betraying PLEA members one endorsement at a timeWhat would you call law enforcement union leaders who claim to battle for their members' public benefits during tough economic times, while handing out endorsements to lawmakers hell-bent on wiping out those benefits for good?Hypocrites? ... More >>
Someone has reposted the video that was jerked belowThe AZ Repugs new Tea Bagger chairman, Tom MorrisseyNote: See Updates below...It's been a good day for the Democrats, in more ways than one.Ex-Democratic state treasurer candidate Andrei Cherny beat out failed U.S. Senate Candidate Rodney Glassman ... More >>
www.firstfriday.comArizona's controversial Clean Elections Law got a new lease on life Friday when the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a ruling of the U.S. District Court in Phoenix, which found the law to be unconstitutional.The three-judge panel ruled unanimously that the law does ... More >>
Who reads the AZ Republic? Apparently, the paper isn't so sure anymore. Which is why the Republic invited a group of Arizona lawmakers to a "test group" two weeks ago hoping to learn whether the paper's still relevant. According to one of the participating politicians (who would not go ... More >>
By Ray Stern The conservative/Republican blog site Sonoran Alliance is reporting that its sources say State Representative Kirk Adams has been elected House Speaker. The short article also says John McComish has been elected Majority Leader and Andy Tobin elected Majority Whip.
By Ray Stern Barrett Marson, spokesperson for Republican legislators, called back to confirm an early report about the new House Speaker, Kirk Adams. Adams replaces Jim Weiers, who has been House Speaker since 2000. Adams is a considered strongly conservative by many pundits, (including the writ ... More >>
Whether there was vote tampering is not the most vital question for U.S. Attorney Paul Charlton to answer
GOP bigwigs and their pandering pals in the mainstream press are apoplectic about a state senator and New Times' fight to discover the truth. What're these pols trying to hide?
An independent voting-technology expert finds serious problems in the Maricopa County Elections Department
Is Arizona's Speaker of the House afraid of what might happen if the truth is learned about a local election?
The county attorney could've forced elections department reform, but he backed down
County Attorney Andy Thomas must prove he can protect our constitutional rights
Can the Maricopa County Elections Department ensure the accuracy of early voting? Hell No!