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Former staffer sues Arizona state Sen. Wendy Rogers, her husband and state

Flagstaff Republican Wendy Rogers’ former assistant is suing the senator, her husband and the state, alleging wrongful termination, assault and emotional distress stemming from a series of alleged incidents that occurred earlier this year.... Read more»

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Hopefuls Babeu & Gowan enter crowded GOP field for open CD1

The Republican primary field in the race for Arizona’s 1st Congressional District got more crowded Monday, setting the stage for a competitive GOP primary reminiscent of the bruising 2012 campaign for the same seat. State House Speaker David Gowan and Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu threw their hats in the ring.... Read more»

McSally wins, Ducey takes GOP gov nod, Huppenthal & Horne ousted

CD2 candidate Martha McSally won the GOP primary Tuesday, while in the Republican gubernatorial primary, Doug Ducey was easily leading the crowded field. Incumbent schools chief John Huppenthal was losing at 42 percent, as was incumbent Attorney General Tom Horne with 46 percent.... Read more»5

Experts: Don’t be fooled by funding gap in tight congressional races

The Democratic incumbents in three Arizona districts that have been deemed among the most competitive in the country have raised substantially more than their challengers, more than 3-to-1 in some cases. The closest challenger in the money race is Martha McSally, who's aiming to face off against U.S. Rep. Ron Barber.... Read more»

Comic: Bermudez Shorts

Kwasman sees children

Adam Kwasman, Republican primary candidate for Congress, showed up in Oracle last week. Hearing that there was a bus full of undocumented children POSSIBLY headed his way, he decided he would protest that bus.... Read more»

Comic:

Babeu raises his profile

Sheriff Paul Babeu decided he needed to call attention to himself — again — by ginning up a protest of the arrival of undocumented immigrants in Oracle.... Read more»

Comic:

The Midnight Ride of Paul Babeu

When Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu tipped anti-immigrant protesters to the arrival of undocumented minors to a shelter in Oracle, hilarity ensued.... Read more»

Tight CD1 race racks up endorsements

As they race for votes in the hotly contested district, candidates are also racing to pick up endorsements. Political experts question their worth but, they say, in a tight race every little bit helps. And this race is one of the tightest. ... Read more»

Brown out: Ends CD1 bid, enters CD2 race

Republican congressional hopeful Jim Brown has wound up his campaign for CD1 before it ever started, and announced his intention to run against Martha McSally and Shelley Kais to be the GOP candidate to challenge U.S. Rep. Ron Barber in CD2. "I'll have to make up for a lot of lost ground," said Brown, who first filed to run in January.... Read more»

Republican contenders for CD1 duke it out

Three Republicans vying to challenge U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick made their pitches to Southern Arizona voters Wednesday afternoon. Andy Tobin, Gary Kiehne, and Adam Kwasman spoke to about 200 members of the Saddlebrooke Republican Club, jockeying to see who could express more dislike for Obamacare and the incumbent Democratic congresswoman.... Read more»1

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: HHS Regional Director Herb Schultz interviewed

U.S. Rep. Ron Barber, City Council candidate Ben Buehler-Garcia, developer Richard Studwell, Health and Human Services Regional Director Herb Schultz, Pima County Recorder F. Ann Rodriguez, Arizona Capitol Times writer Hank Stephenson.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: 'Move Your Meetings' wants to give downtown biz a boost

State Rep. Adam Kwasman (R-Oro Valley) talks about his possible congressional bid in CD 1. Also, comet discoverer Dr. David Levy. Plus, Tucson small business advocate Miguel Ortega talks about his project, "Move Your Meetings."... Read more»

Nullification

How states are making it a felony to enforce federal gun laws

Kansas’ “Second Amendment Protection Act” backs up its states’ rights claims with a penalty aimed at federal agents: when dealing with “Made in Kansas” guns, any attempt to enforce federal law is now a felony. Bills similar to Kansas’ law have been introduced in at least 37 other states — including Arizona.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: City of Tucson workers hope for raise

A legislative update from Tucson-area state Rep. Adam Kwasman, plus world-renowned comet discoverer Dr. David Levy, and an interview with Tucson City Councilwoman Regina Romero.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Supervisors consider pay hike for county workers

An interview with Pima County Supervisor Ally Miller, plus state Rep. Adam Kwasman. And, Anthony Gimino of TucsonCitizen.com talks Wildcat sports.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Compact for America strikes right balance on war financing

While not perfect, state legislatures are closer to the American people and less likely to be driven by a narrow agenda to abuse the power to incur debt—or to instigate unjustifiable wars. For this reason, HB 2328 rightly puts state legislatures in the position of determining the legitimacy of any request to lift the federal debt limit.... Read more»

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