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John C. Scott Show

J.C. Scott: 'Top 2' primary initiative in peril

An interview with Mohur Sarah Sidhwa, a Democrat running for state House in LD9, plus TucsonSentinel.com editor Dylan Smith and Arizona Capitol Times editor Jim Small break down the news.... Read more»

Flurry of photo ID laws tied to conservative group ALEC

More than half of the state bills proposing photo IDs came from members or conference attendees of the conservative, pro-business American Legislative Exchange Council, a News21 analysis finds.... Read more»

Arizona and feds clash over voter registration

A recent court ruling could confuse state voters: If they register to vote using a federal form, they don't have to show proof of citizenship, but if they register using a state form, they do.... Read more»3

John C. Scott Show

J.C. Scott: Russell Pearce rejected

Gov. Brewer comments on Obam's new immigration policy; a Russell Pearce fundraiser was booted from 3 venues; plus, Rio Nuevo, a one-cent sales tax for education, and possible city bonds for roads.... Read more»

ALEC anti-union push includes Az think tank

The Goldwater Institute and the Michigan-based Mackinac Center between them successfully shepherded five model bills through ALEC’s Commerce, Insurance, and Economic Development Task force — all targeting public sector unions — at ALEC Task Force Summit.... Read more»

Az’s feud with feds the real McCoy

Many states feud with the federal government. But Arizona has become something of a poster child of late.... Read more»

Justices appear skeptical of SB 1070 challenge

Supporters of Arizona’s SB 1070 were buoyed Wednesday after a U.S. Supreme Court hearing in which most justices appeared skeptical of the federal challenge to central parts of the immigration law.... Read more»

Arizona v. United States

Lawmakers spar on eve of SB 1070 hearing

Former state Sen. Russell Pearce defended his SB 1070 immigration law before a highly partisan Senate subcommittee Tuesday on the eve of a U.S. Supreme Court hearing on the law.... Read more»

Az Dems: Romney, like Pearce, is immigration 'extremist'

Democrats seized on former state Sen. Russell Pearce’s recent claim that he and Mitt Romney have “identical” views on immigration to try to paint the GOP presidential hopeful as an “extremist” on immigration reform.... Read more»5

State Integrity Investigation

Arizona gets D+ on corruption risk report card

Arizona, like most states, tends to initiate reforms after scandals. The state may need more good government laws: Arizona landed 27th with a grade of D+ and a numerical score of 68 in rankings by the State Integrity Investigation.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Time to stop moving the goalposts on recall elections

If you can’t beat ‘em, change the election laws. This old political saw appears to be the sentiment among conservative lawmakers still smarting over Sen. Russell Pearce’s defeat in a recall election. A bill would replace the current winner-take-all system with one requiring partisan primaries.... Read more»1

Smart v. Stupid

Inside primary exit polls: Rise of the moderates?

Exit polls from the recent Republican primary reveal Arizona Republicans who are much more moderate than their oddball leaders. ... Read more»

Democratic lawmaker unveils bill to repeal SB 1070

Nearly two years after SB 1070 became law, and just a few months after the recall of the measure’s author, a Democratic state lawmaker introduced legislation Monday to repeal it.... Read more»1

Report: Most states rejected SB 1070-style laws in 2011

The majority of states that considered immigration bills similar to Arizona’s SB 1070 rejected them in 2011, a testament to the negative effects such laws have on a state’s economy and reputation, a new report claims.... Read more»5

Pearce recall group demands accountability for Brewer, Arpaio

The group behind the recall of state Senate President Russell Pearce said Monday that Gov. Jan Brewer and Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio should be held accountable for their “extremist” positions.... Read more»

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