If you've got it, spend it.That appears to be the motto of Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio, who's raised a staggering $225,160 for his council campaign -- and has already spent all but $65,000 of it.According to the most recent set of campaign finance reports for the hotly contended District ... More >>
Maria BaierWhen the Phoenix City Council gathers this afternoon to choose a replacement for outgoing Councilwoman Maria Baier, they'll have a wealth of candidates to choose from: A total of 19 applicants are seeking the job.The frontrunner, we suspect, is Jon C. Altmann. Altmann, a Navy veteran and ... More >>
This is not your next councilman ... but they do share a name. Governor Jan Brewer may have little-to-no-clout with her fellow Republicans at the Statehouse -- she's had to sue them just to get their budget proposal (and even that didn't work). But Brewer still, apparently, has clout at Phoenix Ci ... More >>
Maria Baier, who won a hard-fought race for Phoenix's District 3 City Council seat in 2007, will leave her post to become State Land Commissioner, Governor Jan Brewer's office announced today. The land commissioner oversees the sale of state trust land, which pays for school construction ... More >>
Governor Jan Brewer at her inauguration ceremonyGovernor 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 o ... More >>
By a vote of 5-3, the Phoenix City Council today chose former councilman Sal DiCiccio to finish the term of Greg Stanton, who resigned last week to take a job with Attorney General Terry Goddard. DiCiccio was nominated only after the council deadlocked on the nomination of Sal Rivera, an atto ... More >>
Saying it was a "distraction," Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon has asked supporters to back off a plan that would have kept him in the mayor's office until 2014. The plan, first revealed by New Times in this blog, would have consolidated municipal elections in Phoenix. Currently, half th ... More >>
City officials are weighing a plan to consolidate elections in the city of Phoenix -- one that could give Mayor Phil Gordon and certain council members an extra two years in office without being forced to run for reelection, New Times has learned. On January 9, a group called "Phoenix E ... More >>
The grass has got to be greener someplace else
The CityNorth project hosed Phoenix taxpayers, but don't look to city leaders for an apology
The new governor appears to have double-crossed environmental supporters in choosing some new agency heads.
The Republic's getting more like the New York Times every day
Fife Symington's free and Michael Hester's not. But thanks to the ex-governor's oversight, that may soon change.
State gives feds the brush-off on open-space preservation plan
Governor Hull says it's time for inclusiveness in politics. Environmentalists say she won't give them the time of day.
Already, the state's grand plan for halting urban sprawl appears doomed