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.
Just over a year after stating she could probably run for a third term as governor if she wanted to, Governor Jan Brewer did it again.Again, Brewer and her staff point to the section of the Arizona Constitution intended to prevent governors from getting a third term to justify the ability of Brewer ... More >>
New York Democratic Senator Charles Schumer sent a letter to Governor Jan Brewer yesterday, asking her to give testimony before his Senate Subcommittee on Immigration about Senate Bill 1070.According to a release from Schumer's office, the point of Brewer's testimony would be "to hear whether she ... More >>
Jan Brewer: Making it up as she goes alongGovernor Jan Brewer is trying to weasel her way into a third term as governor by calling the Arizona term-limit law "ambiguous" -- which is complete BS.Brewer is convinced that she can legally be governor for another term, even though the Arizona Constitu ... More >>
Jan Brewer: Making it up as she goes alongWhile Governor Jan Brewer is pretty sure she can run for a third term (which she can't), her camp is already cooking up some wild explanations to let it happen.Brewer's spokesman Matthew Benson tells New Times that folks inside the governor's office beli ... More >>
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer says she won't let a lawsuit stop her from proclaiming a state Day of Prayer.
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer won't let a lawsuit deter her from proclaiming another state Day of Prayer, says her spokesman.
As we mentioned in a previous blog post today, local freethink ... More >>
Don't exhale just yet, because Proposition 203 could still win.
The medical marijuana measure is behind by only 6,732 votes out of 1.3 million cast, as of 9:47 a.m., the most recent update on the Arizona Secretary of State's Web site.
All but two of 2,239 voting precincts ... More >>
We've crunched the latest numbers, analyzed the trend and spoken to campaign experts about the incredibly close race of Proposition 203.
Our take: Arizona's medical marijuana measure will fail without a minor miracle. But we won't burst anyone's bubble yet, 'cause the race isn't finishe ... More >>
Thomas' corpse is still twitching, alas...
As of 6:36 p.m. today, the Arizona Secretary of State's office was reporting that state Schools Superintendent Tom Horne leads his rival, former County Attorney Andrew Thomas, by 485 votes in the GOP primary for state Attorney General.
SOS spokes ... More >>
Veteran Arizona Capitol Times reporter Phil Riske has been fired from the Yellow Sheet, a paid-subscription politics rag, says an Arizona Republic blog post by Matthew Benson.
Riske had been with the Cap Times for seven years and planned to retire at the end ... More >>
The Arizona Republic's Matthew Benson has an amusing local hook on the Mark Sanford scandal: Seems Sanford just wrote a fund-raising letter for the Phoenix-based Goldwater Institute that's causing some embarrassment.
The State Senate still intends to boot reporters out of rooms at the State Capitol that they've worked in for more than three decades -- it'll happen at the end of this legislative session, staffers say.
So, in the interest of preserving a (somewhat moldy) slice of history, here is a picture of wha ... 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 >>
State Senate President Tim Bee told capitol reporters last week to vacate offices in the state senate building that they've worked in since the 1970s.
As first reported on Friday by the Arizona Republic's capitol reporter, Matthew Benson, Bee sent an eviction letter (reprinted below) to Howard ... More >>