The Goldwater Institute is pressing agencies for details of the "incentives" deal used to lure Apple to open a manufacturing facility in Mesa.In a press release, the Goldwater Institute says media reports indicate people from the "Arizona Commerce Authority, the City of Mesa, and Maricopa County hav ... More >>
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.
The Cato Institute -- a libertarian think-tank -- needed just seven words to sum up its report today on how Arizona's immigration laws are affecting business, and put those words right at the front of its analysis: "Arizona's immigration laws have hurt its economy."Not only that, but the Maricopa Co ... More >>
A legal battle over whether Phoenix police union leaders should be able to perform union-related duties while collecting their taxpayer-funded salaries has pitted two uber-conservative groups -- Goldwater Institute and Judicial Watch -- against each other. At the crux of the debate is Goldwater's ... 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 >>
Republican Congressman-turned-lobbyist-turned-congressional candidate Matt Salmon promises he'll "join the fight to repeal Obamacare" if he's elected to Congress this fall.If you ask his primary opponent in the state's Fifth Congressional District, former Arizona House Speaker Kirk Adams, Salmon alr ... More >>
Anti-union sentiments among Arizona's conservative politicos aren't letting up. Four anti-union bills aimed at thwarting unions' existence in the public sector sailed out of the Senate's Government Reform committee on Wednesday.
Butter wouldn't melt in Constantin Querard's mouth. Querard's one of the sleazy backers of state Senate President Russell Pearce, and as you all now know, he's suspected of being the "brains" behind the sham candidacy of recall queen-for-a-day Olivia Cortes. He also has a history in Arizona pol ... More >>
Yesterday, Arizona Democratic Party Chairman Andrei Cherny issued a statement bashing Republicans for turning "the Fiesta Bowl into a front for funneling illegal campaign contributions to Republican politicians."Cherny failed to mention in his statement that several of those who benefited from th ... More >>
Pearce builds his own trough and goes hog-wild FridayAnti-Russell Pearce activists are set to protest both a Friday, January 7 fundraiser for the state Senate President-elect, and the opening day of business for the Arizona Legislature on Monday, January 10, when Pearce will take his seat as the Dar ... More >>
Wes Gullett, partner of a Phoenix lobbying firm, is making a play for Phoenix mayor.Candidates in the race for Phoenix mayor are tapping pockets across the Valley to build their campaign war chests.The Arizona Guardian reported that one candidate, Wes Gullett, is getting a little help from Arizon ... More >>
Elissa MullanyPhoenix Mayor Phil Gordon established a federal political action committee in late 2007, hoping, he later said, to "educate members of Congress on the needs in Phoenix."But in its two years of activity to date, the committee's biggest beneficiary has been Gordon's girlfriend, ... More >>
Saying that bankruptcy court might be the only place to stop a deal that forces taxpayers into subsidizing the Phoenix Coyotes, the Goldwater Institute filed a motion this afternoon asking to the judge to allow them to intervene in the case.The motion is filed on behalf of eight Glendale taxpayer ... More >>
Stephen Hawking headlines think tank on origins of everything
Activist preaches compassion at Green, Changing Hands
Whether Sheriff Joe Arpaio is using his resources correctly when it comes to serving felony warrants will be among issues discussed at a legislative hearing on Monday. The State Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hear testimony starting at 1:30 p.m. on the sub ... More >>
An independent law firm investigating whether a Maricopa County Sheriff's Office commander illegally funneled money to the Arizona Republican Party is demanding that the commander produce a list of donors by December 1. But, in a letter to that investigator, Commander Joel Fox (pictu ... More >>
What do you do when the biggest name in the race is the least qualified?
Lip service to Arabic cognates
Halloween is still a week away, but are contributors being tricked into paying for J.D.'s treats?
Now in its first cycle, Arizona's new Clean Elections law is putting bureaucrats and candidates through the wringer
Reporter wins NT's sixth consecutive Journalist of the Year award
John McCain derived his wealth from his marriage to Cindy Hensley McCain, whose father started his road to riches as a bootlegger. As a politician, the senator has remained beholden to the liquor industry and the family business
Town and tribe fight over land, accountability
The court has spoken; lawmakers stand in defiance. But if the state Legislature doesn't come up with a constitutional school finance plan by July, school's out forever.
When wealthy casino tribes sought to derail a would-be competitor, campaign donations were the currency of the day
City responds to reports of tainted drinking water by lobbying state officials
Republican revolutionaries want environmental regulators who cooperate with business. Those who enforce Arizona's groundwater laws have to cooperate; there are too few of them to do much else.