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Arizona’s legislative salary commission hasn’t met since 2014, doesn’t even have members

The Commission on Salaries for Elective State Officers - tasked with proposing salary increases for statewide elected officials, members of the judiciary and lawmakers - hasn't held a meeting since 2014, and doesn’t even have enough members for a quorum. ... Read more»0

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Problems with Texas law could foreshadow problems with Arizona’s early ballot voter ID proposal

A 1,300% increase in the number of absentee ballots that get rejected under a new voter ID law in Texas could provide a cautionary example for Arizonans in November when they decide whether to enact similar requirements for early voting.... Read more»0

Reported spending not indicative of Dem campaign against Arizona Rep. Mark Finchem — yet

On paper, the Democratic advocacy group MoveOn has spent more than $1.4 million against Republican Mark Finchem in his campaign to become Arizona’s next secretary of state. In reality, that number only reflects a technicality of campaign finance reporting, not actual campaigning.... Read more»0

GOP senator cancels hearing over Maricopa County subpoena

Arizona GOP Sen. Kelly Townsend declared victory Monday, saying the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has complied with her recent subpoena - while the county said it was already complying with a request from the Attorney General’s Office, which sought the same information.... Read more»0

Proposed Arizona ballot measure restrictions appear dead for this year

Proposals that would have made it harder to get citizen initiatives on the Arizona ballot and harder for voters to enact them once they got there are unlikely to pass after missing key legislative deadlines. ... Read more»0

Shadegg report from 'audit' finds no internet connection for ballot tabulation equipment

Maricopa County’s ballot tabulation system was never connected to the internet during the 2020 election and there were no routers to inspect, concluded a team of experts assembled by former Congressman John Shadegg as part of the so-called “audit” of the last presidential election. ... Read more»0

Townsend issued election subpoena because she was 'tired of waiting' for the Arizona AG to act

An Arizona Republican senator subpoenaing the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors for election-related records said she did so because she was tired of waiting for Attorney General Mark Brnovich’s office to take action. ... Read more»0

Arizona judge tosses law that would have ended precinct committee elections

A Yavapai County judge struck down a controversial law eliminating elections this year political party activists known as precinct committeemen, an issue that many voted for without realizing it and which riled up the Republican base. ... Read more»0

Here we go again: Townsend issues subpoena to Maricopa County for election records

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is facing another legislative subpoena - issued by state Sen. Kelly Townsend - centering on records related to a dubious analysis conducted by someone who presented a series of debunked findings as part of last year’s so-called “audit” report.... Read more»0

Allister Adel resigns as Maricopa County attorney as scrutiny intensifies

Embattled Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel, who has been under increasing scrutiny due to a battle with alcohol addiction and high-profile snafus within her agency, will resign from office.... Read more»0

Arizona Democrats, Republicans view precinct committeemen in very different lights

Once people realized an Arizona bill the legislature unanimously approved eliminated elections for precinct committeemen, activists began hounding Republican lawmakers to reverse course - on the other side of the aisle, Democratic lawmakers say they’ve heard few, if any, complaints.... Read more»0

Arizona Rep. Andrade un-endorses Hobbs, switches to Lopez

Rep. Richard Andrade has withdrawn his endorsement of Democratic gubernatorial frontrunner Katie Hobbs over her role in the firing of former Senate staffer Talonya Adams and is now backing Marco Lopez, one of her rivals in the primary elections. ... Read more»0

Special Arizona legislative session expected for plan to 'repeal-and-accelerate' tax cut package

Lawmakers are preparing for a possible special session to make changes to last year’s historic income tax cut package in a way that would avert a statewide vote on it in November, and to try to reverse a recent law that temporarily eliminates elections elections for political party activists.... Read more»0

Counties: retroactivity clause won’t put party activists back on Arizona ballot

The retroactivity clause that House and Senate GOP lawmakers are pinning their hopes on to restore elections for party activists this year won’t actually put those races back on the ballot, according to the Arizona Association of Counties. ... Read more»0

State judge rules Arizona's voter-approved Invest in Education Act is unconstitutional

A Maricopa County judge on Friday declared that a voter-approved income tax hike on wealthy Arizonans to fund public schools violates the state Constitution, though he made clear that he wasn’t particularly happy about it. ... Read more»0

Az GOP activists fuming about canceled precinct elections, but issue began in 2019

A perfect storm of pandemic-induced delays in the census, unintended consequences from multiple years’ worth of legislation and an unconventional legal interpretation by the secretary of state created a problem that triggered a change to the law that has enraged the GOP’s activist base. ... Read more»0

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