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Who won and who lost with the new Arizona legislative districts?

Political fortunes for a number of lawmakers shifted when the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission approved its final legislative map, granting a reprieve to some who were facing trouble and giving others new headaches as they head into their re-election campaigns.... Read more»1

Some Arizona lawmakers are posed to lose out in redistricting draft maps

A number of incumbent lawmakers find themselves facing suddenly unfavorable electoral prospects under the proposed legislative map drawn by the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission.... Read more»

Conover wins Pima County Attorney race, Heinz ousts Valadez from Supes seat

In key Pima County races, Laura Conover won county attorney election with 57%, while Matt Heinz beat out incumbent Supervisor Ramon Valadez in the Democratic primary in District 2.... Read more»

El Chisme

Constable Ferguson reporting for duty

The Daily Star newsroom got a little bit sleepier on Tuesday, as longtime political reporter Joe Ferguson became a politician himself, trading his pen for a gun. Despite accusations of "a political favor" and some loud profanity, Pima supervisors appointed him as a constable in JP 9.... Read more»1

LD2 debate rescheduled

The Legislative District 2 debate, originally scheduled for Monday night, has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 16, officials from the Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission said.... Read more»

Clinco appointed to Legislature

Demion Clinco was appointed to the state House of Representatives by the Pima County Board of Supervisors on a 3-2 vote Tuesday, filling a seat left vacant when former. Rep. Andrea Dalessandro resigned on being appointed to the Senate to fill another vacant seat.... Read more»1

Pima Dems nominate 3 for empty House seat

Pima County Democrats nominated three candidates to fill an empty seat in the state House of Representatives at a meeting Saturday. The Board of Supervisors will pick from among Anabelle Nuñez, Demion Clinco and Miguel Cuevas in a vote scheduled for Tuesday.... Read more»

Pima Dems to nominate 3 for empty House seat

Working to fill the latest open seat in a legislative game of musical chairs, Pima County Democrats will meet Saturday to pick three candidates to fill an empty seat in the state House of Representatives. ... Read more»

State Sen. Linda Lopez set to resign

Southern Arizona state Sen. Linda Lopez is set to resign from the Legislature next month, Democratic Party sources have confirmed. Lopez, first elected in 2000, moved up to the Arizona Senate in 2008. She resigned a leadership post in October, saying a new job with the Easter Seals Blake Foundation placed new demands on her time.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Pima Animal Care Center needs your help

Tucson DUI attorney Jim Nesci, Democratic state Rep. Andrea Dalessandro (LD2), Tucson Weekly writer Jim Nintzel, and Barbara Brown, chairwoman of the Pima Alliance for Animal Welfare... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Fight over Medicaid expansion may be over

Interviews with former Tucson Mayor George Miller on why he believes the proposed city budget is a big mistake. Also, Keith Rosenblum, Buckmaster Mexico contributor, talks about Americans traveling in Sonora. Next, state Rep. Andrea Dalessandro of Sahuarita has the latest from the state Capitol, and, Dr. Mark V. Sykes, head of Tucson-based Planetary Science Institute, talks about the challenges of a trip to Mars.... Read more»

John C. Scott Show

J.C. Scott: JTED's track record; legislative update

Interviews with developer Richard Studwell, our City Hall commentator; Democratic state Rep. Andrea Dalessandro (LD2); Inside Tucson Business columnist and former City Councilwoman Carol West; plus Vail School Superintendent Calvin Baker and JTED Governing Board Member Bob Schlanger.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: How will police and fire fare in new Tucson city budget?

An interview with Tucson City Councilwoman Shirley Scott. Also, Arizona state Rep. Andrea Dalessandro (D-District 2) with a legislative update, and Buckmaster legal contributor Don Loose of Loose Brown & Associates.... Read more»

New lawmaker profile: Rep. Andrea Dalessandro

One of a series of biographical sketches on new members of the Arizona State Legislature.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: America's space program at crossroads

Interviews with Pima County Supervisor Richard Elias, plus LD 2 candidate Andrea Dalessandro, UA Prof. Albrecht Classen — who discusses his new book on the early history of our region, and Dr. Mark Sykes, head of the Planetary Science Institute.... Read more»

John C. Scott Show

J.C. Scott: Kozachik focuses on film industry tax credits

Tucson City Councilman Steve Kozachik, Democratic candidate for LD2 Andrea Dalessandro, and Jim Nintzel, Tucson Weekly reporter.... Read more»