The State Houses – What’s At Stake in 2010

Thirty-nine states will be electing a governor during the 2009-2010 election cycle. Of these, eighteen races will not include an incumbent and four incumbents who will be running were not elected to their current position. The recession and huge budget deficits threaten to undercut the power of incumbency for governors running for reelection.

The Current Line-Up

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AZ 2012 Archives

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Arizona Gubernatorial Headlines 2012 Archives

DECEMBER 2012

NRA may fight gun buyback in Tucson (Arizona Daily Star, 12/29/12)
Arizona GOP double-down on NRA’s idiotic proposal (Blog for Arizona, 12/29/12)
“Cleaning out the backpack”, or “time to prepare for the 2013 session of the legislature” (Blog for Arizona, 12/28/12)
Oh, here comes the legislature! (Arizona Politics, 12/28/12)
EDITORIAL: Your voice is needed in gun debate (Arizona Republic, 12/28/12)
Judge dismisses activist’s suit against Russell Pearce (AzCapitolTimes, 12/28/12)
Sheriff Arpaio aims to put armed posse at schools (AP, 12/28/12)
Arpaio: Armed volunteers should patrol schools (Tucson Sentinel, 12/28/12)
VIDEO: Horne proposes arming 1 educator per school (Arizona Republic, 12/27/12)
Redistricting Commission wants court to block questions about maps (East Valley Tribune, 12/27/12)
Mexico wants US court to keep Arizona from punishing harborers of illegal immigrants (East Valley Tribune, 12/27/12)
Tom Horne’s school violence ’solution’ (Arizona Politics, 12/26/12)
Arizona AG proposes arming 1 educator per school (AP, 12/26/12)
AZ AG Tom Horne wants gun access for one trained official at each school; says could avert ‘another Newtown’ (Phoenix New Times, 12/26/12)
The economic ramifications of SB1070 (Blog for Arizona, 12/25/12)
Arizona’s education savings account programs growing (East Valley Tribune, 12/24/12)
In cold blood: The NRA, Arizona and guns (Arizona Politics, 12/23/12)
Courts are muddling the marijuana laws (Arizona Politics, 12/22/12)
Arizona gun rights groups: Teachers should be trained to carry (East Valley Tribune, 12/19/12)
AZ GOP chairman Tom Morrissey says he’s not a ‘birther,’ but Obama’s birth certificate doesn’t seem real (Phoenix New Times, 12/18/12)
Options fewer as Arizona weighs Medicaid decision (AP, 12/16/12)
Hand-wringing over GOP upheaval in Arizona (azcentral Politics, 12/14/12)
Huppenthal: It’s up to parents to make schools safe (East Valley Tribune, 12/14/12)
Proposal would limit ability of Arizona cities to levy sales taxes (East Valley Tribune, 12/14/12)
The battle for the Arizona GOP (Politico, 12/14/12)
Brewer may challenge state Constitution to run again (Bloomberg, 12/13/12)
Records show connection between Brewer’s PAC and Las Vegas billionaire (East Valley Tribune,12/12/12)
Arizona to continue benefits to gay state workers’ partners — for now (East Valley Tribune, 12/11/12)
AZ lawmakers support $60M private school tax credit program (East Valley Tribune, 12/8/12)
Other reasons for Schweikert committee move? (Arizona Republic, 12/7/12)
Report: Illegal immigrants from Mexico no longer crossing border in large numbers (East Valley Tribune , 12/7/12)
Arizona AG Tom Horne’s sex scandal scuttles gubernatorial bid (Phoenix New Times, 12/6/12)
Arizona’s first medical marijuana dispensary opens (AP, 12/6/12)
Lord help us! Is Jan Brewer exploring running for president? (Blog for Arizona, 12/5/12)
Bipartisan group proposes Arizona immigration plan (Arizona Republic, 12/5/12)
Jan Brewer: Where in the world? (Bloomberg, 12/4/12)
Arizona senators don’t know Gov. Jan Brewer’s whereabouts (The Hill, 12/4/12)
Brewer out of state; aide won’t provide details (AP, 12/3/12)
Jan Brewer struggles to draw a crowd (The Maddow Blog, 12/3/12)
Campaign finance disclosure reforms under consideration in Arizona (Blog for Arizona, 12/3/12)
Arizona GOP a wholly owned subsidiary of the ‘Kochtopus’? (Blog for Arizona, 12/3/12)
Gov. Jan Brewer at the Western Governors Association – sound of crickets chirping (Blog for Arizona, 12/3/12)
Jan Brewer Western Governors Association keynote speech draws only two colleagues (Huffington Post, 12/3/12)
Can Jan run for governor again? Bennett, Brewer disagree (East Valley Tribune, 12/3/12)
VIDEO: Brewer not a big draw with other governors (KTVK, 12/1/12)
VIDEO: Jan Brewer gets testy with reporter over global warming question (TPM, 12/1/12)

NOVEMBER 2012

VIDEO: Brewer discusses global warming before Governor’s meeting (KTVK, 11/30/12)
Dekookification lives on! (Arizona Republic, 11/30/12)
Arizona lawsuit challenges restrictions on driver’s licenses (LA Times, 11/29/12)
Gov. Brewer sued over order denying driver’s licenses to DREAMERS (Blog for Arizona, 11/29/12)
VIDEO: Brewer sued over license policy for immigrants (Arizona Republic, 11/29/12)
Gov. Brewer rejects state-run insurance exchange, unwittingly hastens single payer system (Blog for Arizona, 11/29/12)
COMMENTARY: Brewer’s easy way out (Arizona Republic, 11/28/12)
Democratic Party reorganization: Anti-Grivalja shake-up in LD3 (Blog for Arizona, 11/28/12)
Arizona redistricting panel objects to March trial (AP, 11/28/12)
Brewer rejects state-run health insurance exchange, feds will step in (Cronkite News Service, 11/28/12)
Tension in Navajo Nation over proposed Grand Canyon tourist attraction (Cronkite News Service, 11/28/12)
Brewer decision: Feds to run Arizona’s insurance marketplace under Obamacare (East Valley Tribune, 11/28/12)
Arizona appeals ruling on Planned Parenthood (AP, 11/28/12)
Mayors want AZ business, elected officials to talk education (East Valley Tribune, 11/27/12)
Attorney defends Horne’s transfer of mortgage settlement dollars to general fund (East Valley Tribune, 11/27/12)
When the media carries water for the Arizona GOP -Voting Rights Act edition (Blog for Arizona, 11/24/12)
When the media carries water for the Arizona GOP – Redistricting edition (Blog for Arizona, 11/24/12)
Arizona seeks Supreme Court relief on Voting Rights Act (Arizona Republic, 11/28/12)
Election adds to debate over redistricting (Arizona Republic, 11/23/12)
Aide says Gov. Jan Brewer needs more answers on health law (AP, 11/23/12)
GOP gets chance to fight redistricting in court (Verde Independent, 11/21/12)
Gov. Brewer’s blind hatred for DREAMERS (proxies for President Obama) (Blog for Arizona, 11/21/12)
Voting Centers? Really Ken, that’s your plan? (Blog for Arizona, 11/21/12)
Brewer’s order to end migrant driver licenses ‘contradictory’ (Arizona Republic, 11/20/12)
Ballots are still being tallied, but the election is finally over in Arizona (Blog for Arizona, 11/20/12)
State officials seek vote reform (Arizona Republic, 11/20/12)
Group files paperwork to start gay marriage campaign in Arizona (East Valley Tribune, 11/20/12)
Arizona Legislature will see lots of fresh faces (AP, 11/19/12)
Court agrees to hear Republican case for redrawing Arizona legislative districts (East Valley Tribune,11/19/12)
Remaining two Arizona races are called (Arizona Republic, 11/19/12)
Campaign finance disclosure reforms: Follow California’s model law (Blog for Arizona, 11/19/12)
Ballot-count system, in AZ needs a complete overhaul, Bennett says (Arizona Daily Star, 11/19/12)
Secretary Bennett wants to overhaul how we count the vote – much more is needed (Blog for Arizona, 11/19/12)
Pima County finishes its provisional ballot count (Arizona Daily Star, 11/19/12)
Legal experts agree: No third term for the Red Queen (Blog for Arizona, 11/19/12)
New Arizona maps help produce tight election races (AP, 11/18/12)
Brewer’s social-media presence growing (Arizona Republic, 11/17/12)
After Election Day, AZ’s far right now has a fight on its hands (Phoenix New Times, 11/15/12)
Arizona Gov. Brewer, team defend option to run again (East Valley Tribune, 11/14/12)
The Red Queen wants to extend her reign (Blog for Arizona, 11/14/12)
Horne: Federal ‘preclearance’ review of Arizona election changes outdated (AzCapitolTimes, 11/14/12)
Arizona election official wants voters to know who funds campaigns (East Valley Tribune, 11/13/12)
Gov. Brewer to make a decision on state health insurance exchange by Friday (Blog for Arizona, 11/13/12)
National spotlight of shame on Arizona’s ‘broken-on-purpose’ election (Blog for Arizona, 11/13/12)
Big decision looms for Arizona governor on exchange (AP, 11/13/12)
DOJ reviewing election complaints in Arizona (Blog for Arizona, 11/12/12)
Gov. Jan Brewer may run for a third term. Her Top Ten political moments (Daily Kos, 11/12/12)
VIDEO: Jan Brewer says she’s ‘fine and dandy’ with moving on immigration reform, quickly backtracks (Huffington Post, 11/12/12)
Governor Brewer signals support of comprehensive immigration … and then walks it back (Blog for Arizona, 11/12/12)
Arizona still counting ballots nearly a week after election (TPM, 11/12/12)
DOJ stays mum on Arizona ballot counting (TPM, 11/12/12)
Arizona will still be counting ballots next week (Blog for Arizona, 11/10/12)
VIDEO: AZ voting irregularities + misinformation + rule-bending + 600,000 uncounted ballots = statewide disgrace (Blog for Arizona, 11/10/12)
Races in Arizona still hang in the balance (New York Times, 11/9/12)
Brewer’s proposed raise in school funding (Blog for Arizona, 11/9/12)
Brewer to consider school-funding boost (Arizona Daily Star, 11/9/12)
Dems, Latinos protest provisional-ballot use (Arizona Republic, 11/9/12)
602,000 AZ ballots remain to be counted (Arizona Daily Star, 11/8/12)
Uncounted provisional and early ballots leave groups frustrated (AzCapitolTimes, 11/8/12)
Incompetence leads to massive number of provisional ballots cast in Arizona (Blog for Arizona, 11/7/12)
GOP control of Legislature weakens as Dems pick up seats (Arizona Daily Star, 11/7/12)
VIDEO: Phoenix-area voters frustrated by long lines, provisional ballots (Arizona Republic, 11/7/12)
JanPAC violating Montana law on robocalls (Blog for Arizona, 11/6/12)
Update: FBI, DOJ to open an investigation into Jeff Flake’s robocalls (Blog for Arizona, 11/6/12)
Arizona donation to California campaign called ‘money laundering’ (AP, 11/5/12)
Controversial Arizona nonprofit releases name of contributors — more nonprofits (PolitiCal, 11/5/12)
Dems request investigation into Flake robocalls (AzCapitolTimes, 11/5/12)
Latino voters surge in Arizona (Arizona Republic, 11/5/12)
Will there be a Latino voter surge in Arizona on Tuesday? (Blog for Arizona, 11/4/12)
Where have all the Democrats gone? (Arizona Republic, 11/4/12)
Commentary: Horne an embarrassment (hopefully) to himself (Arizona Republic, 11/3/12)
US Justice Dept to monitor election in Maricopa, Pima Counties (Blog for Arizona, 11/3/12)
Arpaio’s campaign spending tops $7 million (Arizona Republic, 11/3/12)
Brewer asks Pentagon for review of Arizona Guard (Arizona Republic, 11/3/12)
Governor Brewer asks Pentagon to review state Guard (Arizona Daily Sun, 11/3/12)
Navajo leaders split on Kirkpatrick, Paton race (AZ/DC Blog, 11/2/12)
Senate race in AZ closer than initially thought (AP, 11/2/12)
Arizona AG pleads not guilty to hit-and-run charge (AP, 11/2/12)
AIRC Update: Motion to dismiss GOP complaint in federal court (Blog for Arizona, 11/1/12)

OCTOBER 2012

GOP attorney to judicial panel: Redistricting maps are illegal (East Valley Tribune, 10/31/12)
The politics of Arizona education (Blog for Arizona, 10/31/12)
‘Flipped’ votes in Pima County? Will voting machines or voters determine 2012 election? (Blog for Arizona, 10/31/12)
Redistricting — Fed court hearing on legislative district map (The Arizona Eagletarian, 10/31/12)
Nationally, Brewer’s star shines as a conservative icon (Arizona Republic, 10/30/12)
This Flake is far too extreme for Arizona (Blog for Arizona, 10/29/12)
Arizona proposal could dramatically change primaries (Governing, 10/29/12)
Commentary: Arizona amendment likely unconstitutional (Salt Lake Tribune, 10/29/12)
Endorsement: Kirkpatrick, an endangered moderate, deserves 2nd chance (Arizona Daily Sun,10/28/12)
Paton outraises Kirkpatrick as CD1 campaign tightens up (Arizona Daily Star, 10/27/12)
California suit targets Arizona-based anti-initiative group (Arizona Daily Star, 10/26/12)
Russell Pearce’s vanquisher Jerry Lewis slimed by Democrats (Phoenix New Times, 10/26/12)
Gov. Brewer PAC gives $100K to Flake campaign (Sierra Vista Herald, 10/25/12)
Brewer’s PAC goes on spending spree for GOP candidates (Arizona Daily Star, 10/25/12)
Flake-Carmona Senate race attracts $20M in spending (Arizona Daily Star, 10/25/12)
Antenori, Bradley joust over how AZ fell into a $3 billion hole over 3 years (Arizona Daily Star,10/24/12)
Dr.  Richard Carmona leads by four points in new poll (Blog for Arizona, 10/23/12)
High court judge in fight to keep his post (Sierra Vista Herald, 10/23/12)
Endorsement: Barber for Congress (Sierra Vista Herald, 10/23/12)
The Flake: Grand Canyon ‘Prime Mining Lands’ for uranium (Blog for Arizona, 10/23/12)
Why Arizona isn’t a battleground state (and why it may be soon) (FiveThirtyEight, 10/23/12)
Arizona claims Grand Canyon as fires fuel sovereignty push (Bloomberg, 10/22/12)
Judge rules state must continue Planned Parenthood funding (Sierra Vista Herald, 10/22/12)
The Arizona Republic(an) fails Arizona (Blog for Arizona, 10/22/12)
Arguments heard on marijuana dispensaries (Sierra Vista Herald, 10/20/12)
Colorado Christian University asks for $5K contribution to Jan Brewer back (The Spot, 10/17/12)
Brewer PAC spending money to defeat Sinema (Sierra Vista Herald, 10/16/12)
Judge rules legislature could divert mortgage settlement funds (Sierra Vista Herald, 10/11/12)
Endorsement: Barber deserves to retain job (Arizona Republic, 10/9/12)
Prop 204 would make education sales-tax hike permanent (Arizona Republic, 10/9/12)
Arizona lawmaker Ben Arrendondo resigns after guilty plea (East Valley Tribune, 10/9/12)
Anti-abortion groups against Prop 204 say tax money could go to Planned Parenthood (East Valley Tribune, 10/9/12)
Arizona getting to know Carmona in Senate race (AP, 10/8/12)
Arizona police agencies criticized in Senate counterterrorism investigation (East Valley Tribune,10/7/12)
Video: Education funding an ongoing Arizona, national topic (East Valley Tribune, 10/7/12)
Bill Clinton to rally Carmona supporters in Tempe (AP, 10/7/12)
State official: Little merit in complaint over university students’ Prop 204 donation (East Valley Tribune, 10/7/12)
Updated: Arizona Border Patrol agents opened fire on each other (East Valley Tribune, 10/7/12)
Federal judge questions Arizona law disqualifying Planned Parenthood from Medicaid funds (East Valley Tribune, 10/6/12)
The New York Times catches up to Arizona’s own GOP voter suppression specialist, Nathan Sproul(Blog for Arizona, 10/5/12)
Arizona contest expands Senate battleground (LA Times, 10/5/12)
Outside groups spending big in Carmona-Flake Senate race (AzCapitolTimes, 10/5/12)
‘Don’t make me angry’ Frank Antenori is scaring the villagers again (Blog for Arizona, 10/5/12)
NRSC ad buy: ‘Save the Flake’ (Blog for Arizona, 10/5/12)
NRSC going up in Arizona (Politico, 10/4/12)
As economy improves, AZ predicts a 5% increase in tax collections in 2013 (AzCapitolTimes, 10/4/12)
Public Policy Polling: Carmona leads by two points (Blog for Arizona, 10/3/12)
AZ Senate race: Richard Carmona raises $2.2 million (Politico, 10/3/12)
Boost in state funding spurs national tourism campaign (AzCapitolTimes, 10/3/12)
Dr. Craig Barrett speaks out against Prop 204 (Western Free Press, 10/2/12)
Flake bows to public pressure and agrees to debate Carmona for more than 30 minutes (Blog for Arizona, 10/2/12)
Maricopa County Attorney announces campaign finance law enforcement action against AG Tom Horne (Blog for Arizona, 10/1/12)
Arizona fines it state prisons’ private health care provider (Think Progress, 10/1/12)
DSCC buys ads in Arizona Senate race (National Journal, 10/1/12)
National Democrat increasing their investment in Arizona Senate race with ad buy (AP, 10/1/12)

SEPTEMBER 2012

Arizona seeking help for Medicaid program (Arizona Republic, 9/30/12)
Proposition 120 would declare state sovereignty over resources (AzCapitolTimes, 9/28/12)
Nathan Sproul, Arizona’s own Republican voter trickster/fraudster, goes national (Blog for Arizona, 9/28/12)
Brewer Canada-bound to promote Arizona, trade (Arizona Republic, 9/28/12)
Arizona to appeal judge’s ruling against part of immigration law (Reuters, 9/28/12)
It’s an election year, so it must be time for another Nathan Sproul voting fraud scandal (Blog for Arizona, 9/28/12)
GOP polls shows Arizona is a close race for US Senate and president (Blog for Arizona, 9/28/12)
GOP poll: AZ Democrats gaining in presidential and senate races (AZFamily.com, 9/27/12)
‘Arpaio Watch’: New ABC series aims to monitor Sheriff Joe (East Valley Tribune, 9/27/12)
Brewer files papers to get harboring ruling reversed (East Valley Tribune, 9/27/12)
Brewer appeals ruling in immigration law case (Yuma Sun, 9/27/12)
Commentary: On the border of opportunity (Arizona Republic, 9/27/12)
Brewer to attend border governors meeting in NM (AP, 9/27/12)
AZ Gov. Jan Brewer and other lunacy in state politics (Arizona Progress Action, 9/26/12)
Activists’ effort to lift Arizona immigration law blocked by US court (The Guardian, 9/26/12)
‘Show Your Papers’ Immigration provision survives as court rejects bid to have it blocked (Reuters, 9/25/12)
Arizona will never enact genuine tax reform so long as Prop 108 (1992) remains law (Blog for Arizona, 9/25/12)
Jeff Flake, running for US Senate, dodging political debates against opponent Richard Carmona?(Phoenix New Times, 9/24/12)
Flake declines invitation to debate with Carmona in Southern Arizona (Arizona Daily Star, 9/23/12)
Brewer fights back as protests continue against ‘Show Me Your Papers’ provision (Fox News Latino,9/23/12)
Poll suggests Obama in contention in Arizona (Arizona Republic, 9/22/12)
Arizona asks court to turn away immigration law foes (KTAR, 9/22/12)
Brewer ties school funding to killing tax (Arizona Daily Star, 9/22/12)
Cancellation at Paris hotel lands Brewer in hot water (Arizona Republic, 9/22/12)
Arizona taxpayers pay for 53% of births (Arizona Republic, 9/22/12)
Immigrant rights advocates rally outside Arpaio’s jail (AP, 9/22/12)
Brewer: Kill tax initiative first, then work on education funding (East Valley Tribune, 9/22/12)
GOP-friendly Purple Strategies Poll: Arizona presidential race down to 3 points (Blog for Arizona, 9/22/12)
Brewer is selling Arizona waterfront property again — this time for schools (Blog for Arizona, 9/22/12)
Gov. Jan Brewer weighs in on Romney and the ‘47 percent’ (AZ Political Insider, 9/21/12)
Republican group gives $500K to campaign to kill education sales tax initiative (East Valley Tribune,9/20/12)
Anti-abortion group refutes report showing 25% increase in Arizona abortions (East Valley Tribune,9/20/12)
Editorial: Arizona’s bad immigration law takes effect (Washington Post, 9/20/12)
Arizona ballot propositions 2012 (Blog for Arizona, 9/20/12)
GOP-friendly pollster has Carmona leading Flake by five points (Blog for Arizona, 9/20/12)
Paris hotel Brewer rejected is top-tier (Arizona Republic, 9/20/12)
Video: Poll: Carmona leading Flake (AzFamily.com, 9/19/12)
AZ Gov. Jan Brewer releases statement on Fast and Furious (KTAR, 9/19/12)
Opinion: What you need to know about Prop 204 (ExplorerNews.com, 9/19/12)
Hotel change for Brewer’s trip costs fund $4100 (Arizona Daily Star, 9/19/12)
The ’show me your papers clause’ of SB1070 goes into effect (Blog for Arizona, 9/18/12)
Brewer, aides spend $32,000 on Europe trade trip (Arizona Republic, 9/18/12)
SB1070 is now in effect: Meet an Arizona DREAMer who embodies the struggle between Obama and Jan Brewer over immigration policy (ABC News, 9/18/12)
Can Arizona’s SB1070 and civil rights coexist? Jan Brewer thinks so (ABC News, 9/18/12)
Brewer’s attorneys make case for immediate enforcement of immigration law (East Valley Tribune,9/18/12)
Police can start enforcing AZ immigration law, judge rules (Arizona Republic, 9/18/12)
The CAP assault on the independence of the judiciary (Blog for Arizona, 9/17/12)
Thousands of state workers opt for raises over job protections (Arizona Republic, 9/17/12)
Historically, Arizona senators tend to keep the title awhile (Arizona Republic, 9/15/12)
Video: Gov. Brewer attends summit despite controversy (KPHO, 9/15/12)
Brewer tells Values Voter Summit that racial profiling will not be tolerated in AZ (Washington Times, 9/15/12)
Report: Medicare cuts could cost thousands of AZ healthcare jobs (Tucson Sentinel, 9/15/12)
Three strikes against ‘top-two’ opponents (Arizona Republic, 9/14/12)
Horne launches probe into Catherine Miranda campaign (Arizona Republic, 9/14/12)
Groups make another bid to block part of AZ law (Arizona Daily Star, 9/14/12)
Vote no on Prop 115 – judicial selection reform (Tucson Citizen, 9/14/12)
Proposition would give Arizona governor more power in judge selection (Arizona Republic, 9/13/12)
Arizona Democratic Party blog called ‘dirty politics’ (Arizona Republic, 9/13/12)
Joe Arpaio ‘birther bash’ canceled (Politico, 9/12/12)
Poll: Arpaio leads but would be vulnerable in two-person race (Arizona Republic, 9/12/12)
New primary system makes strange bedfellows (Arizona Republic, 9/11/12)
Brewer urged to skip event over host’s stances (Arizona Republic, 9/11/12)
Brewer bails on Arizona GOPer in wake of racial comments (TPM, 9/11/12)
Retired Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Stanley Feldman to speak against Prop. 115 (Blog for Arizona, 9/11/12)
Video: Brewer backs GOP pol who doesn’t want Middle Easterners in the US (azfamily.com, 9/11/12)
Gov. Brewer bails out of Gabriela Saucedo Mercer fundraiser (Blog for Arizona, 9/11/12)
District 9 race: Vernon Parker, Kyrsten Sinema set for hard fight (Arizona Republic, 9/10/12)
Vote yes on Prop. 121 – ‘Top Two’ primary elections (Tucson Citizen, 9/10/12)
Some in GOP seek new immigration tone (Arizona Republic, 9/9/12)
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Commentary: Democrats boo Arizona’s GOP rock stars (Arizona Republic, 9/8/12)
Saucedo Mercer explains Mideast terrorist remark (Arizona Daily Star, 9/8/12)
Proposition would give Arizona governor more power in judge selection (Arizona Republic, 9/8/12)
Brewer, Huppenthal, money, training and the Common Core Standards (Blog for Arizona, 9/7/12)
Arizona Supreme Court puts the ‘Top Two Primary’ initiative on the ballot – now defeat this terrible idea (Blog for Arizona, 9/7/12)
Brewer, Huppenthal tout website for training on Common Core Standards (AzCapitolTimes, 9/6/12)
Without Prop. 204, here are the people you’re trusting to fund our children’s education (Blog for Arizona, 9/6/12)
School standards mandated with no funds to pay for them (Arizona Daily Star, 9/6/12)
Commentary: If 1070 is ‘reasonable’ I’m ‘The Godfather’ (Arizona Republic, 9/6/12)
Arizona CPS staffing turmoil is dire (Arizona Republic, 9/6/12)
‘Top 2′ primary can be on ballot, state’s high court rules (Arizona Republic, 9/6/12)
Brewer to Democrats: Game on! (Arizona Republic, 9/6/12)
AZ has the largest ed spending cuts in the country; yet more evidence we must pass Prop 204 (Blog for Arizona, 9/5/12)
Redistricting commission audit: No recommendations (Political Insider, 9/5/12)
Judge OKs contentious part of Ariz. immigration law (AP, 9/5/12)
Video: Brewer speaks on SB 1070 ruling (Arizona Republic, 9/5/12)
Judge: AZ can enforce ‘papers please’ provision of SB 1070 (Arizona Daily Star, 9/5/12)
Gabby PAC to support centrist Dems (AZ/DC Blog, 9/5/12)
SB 1070 ruling: Judge paves way for immigration-status checks (Arizona Republic, 9/5/12)
Arizona Senate race could tip balance (Arizona Republic, 9/4/12)
Winning GOP candidate ran in Republican district while living in Democratic district(AzCapitolTimes, 9/4/12)
Decision to not charge Arpaio isn’t the end (AP, 9/4/12)
Opponents of open primary ask for more time to dispute signatures (Arizona Daily Star, 9/4/12)
The Republicans like to chirp about ‘voter fraud.’ What’s their stance on ‘candidate fraud’? (Blog for Arizona, 9/4/12)
Dr. Richard Carmona airs first Spanish-language ads (Blog for Arizona, 9/4/12)
Study: Arizona 1st in cuts to schools (Arizona Republic, 9/4/12)
Absolutely, let’s “wall off” (i.e., assure) state money for education (Blog for Arizona, 9/3/12)
Primary results indicate a more moderate Arizona electorate (East Valley Tribune, 9/1/12)

AUGUST 2012

Maricopa County Superior Court orders ‘Top Two Primary’ back onto ballot (Blog for Arizona, 8/31/12)
Judge OKs top-2 primary plan (Arizona Republic, 8/31/12)
Vote No on Prop 204 — the 1-cent sales tax increase for education (Tucson Citizen,8/31/12)
Inquiry finds no misdeed by sheriff in Arizona (New York Times, 8/31/12)
Russell Pearce beaten but still a force (Arizona Republic, 8/31/12)
No charges filed against Arpaio in abuse-of-power investigation (East Valley Tribune, 8/31/12)
Judge rules Arizonans have right to vote on whether to scrap partisan primary system (East Valley Tribune, 8/31/12)
Judge to decide Friday if open primary measure will be on ballot (East Valley Tribune, 8/30/12)
In Arizona, young illegal immigrants battle governor’s policy (LA Times, 8/29/12)
Court: Education tax initiative can be described on ballots as ‘tax increase’ (East Valley Tribune,8/29/12)
Russell Pearce skunked by Bob Worsley in LD 25 Republican Primary (Phoenix New Times, 8/29/12)
Video: AZ Gov. Jan Brewer endorses Obama at Republican National Convention? (ABC15, 8/29/12)
Brewer: Obama pandering, race-baiting for Latino vote (TPM, 8/28/12)
Republican leaders worry about divided state party organizations (The Hill, 8/27/12)
Commentary: Just say no to ‘open’ elections initiative (East Valley Tribune, 8/26/12)
Crazy Uncle Joe Arpaio to hold Birtherpalooza (Blog for Arizona, 8/26/12)
Wanted: Independent voters to moderate Arizona politics (Tucson Citizen, 8/24/12)
Video: Will the Open Primaries initiative be on the Nov 2012 ballot or not? (Blog for Arizona, 8/24/12)
Faith leaders to petition Jan Brewer to retract order barring benefits for illegal immigrants (AP, 8/23/12)
Arizona tops for local government job losses (Phoenix Business Journal, 8/23/12)
Panel to meet after courts rule on Prop 204 description (AzCapitolTimes, 8/23/12)
Top-two primary proposal faces numbers hurdle (Arizona Republic, 8/23/12)
Flake vs. Carmona on abortion rights (Tucson Weekly, 8/23/12)
AG files court papers to ultimately halt licensing of AZ medical marijuana dispensaries (East Valley Tribune, 8/23/12)
Top-two primary backers don’t qualify for ballot (Arizona Republic, 8/22/12)
Court fight over congressional redistricting begins (AzCapitolTimes, 8/22/12)
Groups press judge to void Legislature’s raid of Arizona’s mortgage fraud settlement (East Valley Tribune, 8/22/12)
Open primary measure fails to qualify for Arizona ballot (East Valley Tribune, 8/22/12)
‘Missed it by that much’: Top Two Primary initiative does not have enough valid signatures  to qualify for ballot (Blog for Arizona, 8/21/12)
Jan Brewer defends order to deny benefits to illegal immigrants in Obama program (East Valley Tribune, 8/21/12)
Revenue report shows improvement in Arizona economy (East Valley Tribune, 8/21/12)
Judge questions need to ban enforcement of Arizona immigration law’s ‘papers please’ provision(East Valley Tribune, 8/21/12)
Sheriff Arpaio to join the real elephants at Republican National Convention (East Valley Tribune,8/20/12)
The problem with the ‘I hate the sales tax’ argument against the Quality Education and Jobs Initiative (Blog for Arizona, 8/20/12)
Redistricting stirs up Arizona legislative primary races (AP, 8/20/12)
Gay state workers want Supreme Court to deny Jan Brewer’s bid to slash partner benefits (East Valley Tribune, 8/20/12)
Video: Is Jan ‘George Wallace in a dress’ Brewer really afraid of the Dreamers? (Blog for Arizona, 8/19/12)
The reason why we cannot have nice things (Blog for Arizona, 8/18/12)
Brewer’s new office intended to boost government efficiency (Arizona Republic, 8/18/12)
Political insider: Opponents of Pearce’s brother not all liberals (Arizona Republic, 8/18/12)
Wild week for election law cases in Arizona (Blog for Arizona, 8/18/12)
Joe Arpaio, Pat Boone and teabaggers galore hold BirtherFest September 22 at Celebrity Theatre(Phoenix New Times, 8/17/12)
AZ Supreme Court overturns ruling on open primary ballot initiative (East Valley Tribune, 8/17/12)
AZ Supreme Court: Legislators acted illegally in description of education sales tax initiative (East Valley Tribune, 8/17/12)
Arizona court: Can’t speak English? Forget about running for public office (East Valley Tribune,8/17/12)
State, county must make alternate voter registration forms available (East Valley Tribune, 8/17/12)
Governor Brewer’s magic wand (Arizona Politics, 8/17/12)
Who wins? Arizona Gov. Brewer? Dreamers? Obama? (Arizona Politics, 8/17/12)
Commentary: Proof positive that God hates Arizona (Arizona Republic, 8/16/12)
Governor rejects immigrant benefits (Arizona Daily Star, 8/16/12)
Brewer to ‘deferred action’ immigrants: I’ve got my eye on you (Blog for Arizona, 8/16/12)
Arizona Gov. Brewer vs. Dreamers (Arizona Politics, 8/16/12)
Migrant lawyers say Brewer edict contradicts law (Arizona Republic, 8/16/12)
Want to dekook? Then you need to get de ballot (Arizona Republic, 8/15/12)
Brewer’s immigration blast at Obama looks like a dud (TPRM, 8/15/12)
Jan Brewer orders denial of benefits to illegal immigrants Obama is allowing to stay (East Valley Tribune, 8/15/12)
They’re baaack! Tea-Publican lawsuits against the AIRC (Blog for Arizona, 8/15/12)
Brewer bars public benefits for illegal immigrants (Arizona Republic, 8/15/12)
Arizona independents must request ballots (Arizona Republic, 8/15/12)
AZ Supreme Court tells Ken ‘Birther’ Bennett that Quality Education and Jobs initiative may appear on the ballot (Blog for Arizona, 8/15/12)
Coalition for expanded Medicaid (AHCCCS) in Arizona is forming (Blog for Arizona, 8/14/12)
Arizona sales-tax hike can go on ballot, court rules (Arizona Republic, 8/14/12)
Sales tax back on the ballot, with 2014 implications (Arizona Politics, 8/14/12)
Arizona redistricting commission argues state legislators shouldn’t draw Congressional lines (East Valley Tribune, 8/14/12)
Laurie’s bias shows (Arizona Politics, 8/13/12)
Small group undermining better democracy in state (Arizona Politics, 8/13/12)
Brewer advisers from health pact to push to expand Medicaid (Arizona Republic, 8/12/12)
Joe Arpaio’s racial profiling rationalized by lawyer Tim Casey in closing written arguments(Feathered Bastard, 8/10/12)
MCSO bias trial focuses on intent to discriminate (Arizona Republic, 8/10/12)
Class-action attorneys: Racial profiling by Arpaio’s office proven (AP, 8/10/12)
AG Horne called on to investigate for-profit, private prison operators (Arizona Daily Independent,8/10/12)
Russell Pearce is denied Jan Brewer’s endorsement, but uses her name and pic anyway (Feathered Bastard, 8/9/12)
Brewer: ‘I’m not inclined’ to endorse Pearce (AzCapitolTimes, 8/9/12)
Redistricting — Litigation update; Recent Mtg; Rules of decorum (The Arizona Eagletarian, 8/9/12)
Carmona joins other Democratic Senate candidates pushing for DREAM Act in party platform (AP, 8/9/12)
Top-two primary supporters appeal to high court (AzCapitolTimes, 8/8/12)
SB 1070 high court decision backed by appeals court (AP, 8/8/12)
AZ high court to review sales tax, top-2 primary (Arizona Republic, 8/8/12)
Arizona AG intervened on medical marijuana dispensary openings (Arizona Daily Independent,8/7/12)
Cardon camp winding down TV ads (Arizona Republic, 8/7/12)
Oct. 31 hearing set in Arizona redistricting case (AzCapitolTimes, 8/7/12)
Arizona begins selecting medical-marijuana dispensaries (Arizona Republic, 8/7/12)
Judge rules ‘top two primary’ initiative violates ’single amendment rule,’ cannot appear on ballot(Blog for Arizona, 8/6/12)
AZ judge rules open primary plan flawed, won’t be on ballot (Arizona Daily Star, 8/6/12)
Report: States passing fewer immigration laws (AP, 8/6/12)
Joe Arpaio on trial (Blog for Arizona, 8/5/12)
Arizona budget contains surplus of more than $800 million (Arizona Republic, 8/5/12)
Racial-profiling trial outcome hinges on hard data (Arizona Republic, 8/4/12)
Palin backs candidates in Arizona GOP primaries (Arizona Republic, 8/4/12)
Election dustups could ruffle Bennett’s political ambitions in Arizona (East Valley Tribune, 8/4/12)
Arguments are set in appeal over Arizona day labor rules (AP, 8/3/12)
January is target for Brewer’s decision on Medicaid expansion (AzCapitolTimes, 8/3/12)
Joe Arpaio’s racial profiling trial ends, and yes, Joe’s still guilty as sin (Phoenix New Times, 8/3/12)
Arizona sheriffs ask Brewer to halt AZ medical-pot program (Arizona Republic, 8/3/12)
Tobin: GOP ‘kooks’ have accomplished great things (Arizona Republic, 8/3/12)
State judge not buying arguments by foes of open primary ballot measure (East Valley Tribune,8/3/12)
Andy Tobin: AZ House hypocrite-in-chief (Random Musings, 8/3/12)
9th Circuit Court enjoins Arizona abortion law from taking effect today (Blog for Arizona, 8/2/12)
Poll: Arpaio’s approval rating sinks to 53% amid birth-certificate probe (Arizona Republic, 8/2/12)
Rolling Stone feature on Crazy Uncle Joe Arpaio (Blog for Arizona, 8/2/12)
Judge: Lawmakers’ description of proposed education sales tax misleading (East Valley Tribune,8/2/12)
The long, lawless ride of Sheriff Joe Arpaio (Rolling Stone, 8/2/12)
Angry at the Arizona abortion ruling? Blame Democrats, too. (The New Republic, 8/1/12)
‘Checks and Balances in Government’ initiative may not qualify for the ballot (Blog for Arizona, 8/1/12)
Appeals court blocks Arizona’s 20-week abortion ban (Arizona Republic, 8/1/12)
Hispanic voters may help state Democrats in the future (Sierra Vista Herald, 8/1/12)
Commission rejects pay hikes for Arizona governor, other state officials (East Valley Tribune, 8/1/12)

JULY 2012

Open Elections/Open Government Act initiative oral arguments this Friday (Blog for Arizona, 7/31/12)
Federal District Court Judge grants temporary injunction for defunding Planned Parenthood (Blog for Arizona, 7/31/12)
Dekookification panned by right and left (which means it’s on target) (Arizona Republic, 7/30/12)
Federal District court judge rules Arizona’ abortion law to take effect, appeal planned (Blog for Arizona, 7/30/12)
Maricopa hullabaloo: Can the Dems beat Arpaio? (Blog for Arizona, 7/30/12)
Judge to let Arizona’s abortion ban take effect (Arizona Republic, 7/30/12)
It should be an active third party expenditure year in AZ (Blog for Arizona, 7/29/12)
Arizona parolees to pay drug test fees (Arizona Republic, 7/29/12)
New Arizona abortion law complicates fetal-defect cases (Arizona Republic, 7/29/12)
Commentary: Arpaio’s own turning against a ‘prop’ sheriff? (Arizona Republic, 7/28/12)
AZ campaigns heating up as primary approaches (Arizona Republic, 7/28/12)
Nastiness of Senate primary race worries Republicans (Arizona Republic, 7/28/12)
Pearce says Colo. comments won’t harm Senate bid (Arizona Republic, 7/28/12)
A bus ride to show the cracks in immigration (New York Times, 7/27/12)
MCSO sheriff hopeful John Rowan bails out inmate who claims he was beaten in jail (Arizona Republic, 7/27/12)
AZ GOP Rep. Peggy Judd about ALEC: ‘I wouldn’t say they brainwashed me…” (Blog for Arizona, 7/27/12)
Personal stories take forefront at Arpaio trial (AP, 7/26/12)
Editorial: Anti-abortionists on trial (New York Times, 7/25/12)
New Arizona abortion ban being heard in court (Arizona Republic, 7/25/12)
Arpaio’s words used against him at racial-profiling case (Arizona Republic, 7/24/12)
Ken Bennett completes his transformation into unabashed partisan (Blog for Arizona, 7/24/12)
Bennett will appeal tax-initiative ruling (Arizona Daily Star, 7/24/12)
Arpaio shows none of trademark swagger (AP, 7/24/12)
Even in apologizing, Russell Pearce demonstrates unfitness for office (Blog for Arizona, 7/24/12)
Arpaio on trial (update) (Blog for Arizona, 7/24/12)
Joe Arpaio looks like tired, old racist on stand during racial-profiling trial (Feathered Bastard, 7/24/12)
Confronted in court with his own words, Sheriff denies profiling (New York Times, 7/24/12)
Russell Pearce apologizes for questioning inaction of Colorado victims (ABC15, 7/23/12)
Sec State Ken Bennett appealing decision on Arizona ballot initiative on tax increase (AP, 7/23/12)
Pearce sets a new bar for offensiveness among Arizona politicians (Blog for Arizona, 7/23/12)
In Arpaio’s Arizona, they fought back (New York Times, 7/21/12)
Saturday editorial, July 21, 2012 (Blog for Arizona, 7/21/12)
Will more money go to education if the one cent sales tax initiative passes? Yes! (Blog for Arizona, 7/21/12)
Outside groups poured money into race to succeed Giffords (Tucson Sentinel, 7/21/12)
An open letter to moderate Republican voters in Arizona (Democratic Diva, 7/21/12)
Editorial: A challenge to a brutal anti-Latino law (New York Times, 7/20/12)
SB 1070 opponents blast Pearce e-mails (Arizona Republic, 7/20/12)
Babeu aide who deleted emails won’t be charged (Arizona Republic, 7/20/12)
Payson Teabaggers declare war on the US (Blog for Arizona, 7/19/12)
Racial profiling trial: Ruling to be based on current conditions (Arizona Republic, 7/19/12)
Arizona Sheriff’s trial begins with focus on complaints about illegal immigrants (New York Times,7/19/12)
Arpaio on trial (Blog for Arizona, 7/19/12)
AZ sheriff faces profiling allegations at trial (AP, 7/19/12)
Opinion: Arpaio’s act gets tiresome (Arizona Republic, 7/19/12)
Video: Judge rejects decision against AZ tax proposal (KPHO, 7/18/12)
Civil rights groups seek new injunction against Arizona immigration law (CNN, 7/18/12)
Here it is: My list of kooks at Capitol (Arizona Republic, 7/18/12)
Education tax hike goes back on the ballot (Arizona Central, 7/18/12)
Groups seek to block Arizona immigration law (AzCapitolTimes, 7/18/12)
Superior Court smacks down ‘birther’ Bennett: Quality Education and Jobs Act petitions must be verified (Blog for Arizona, 7/18/12)
Video: Racist, extreme or just crazy? GOP leaders mum on Arpaio investigation (KGUN, 7/18/12)
Crazy Uncle Joe Arpaio goin’ all Birther on us (again) (Blog for Arizona, 7/17/12)
Ballot challenge filed against Open Elections/Open Government Act initiative (Blog for Arizona, 7/17/12)
Suit targets Arizona election measure (Arizona Republic, 7/17/12)
Planned Parenthood sues to block defunding of women’s health clinics (Blog for Arizona, 7/17/12)
McCarthyite religious bigot Rep. Trent Franks shames Arizona (again) (Blog for Arizona, 7/17/12)
Carmona sees fundraising gains; Flake most in bank (Arizona Daily Star, 7/17/12)
Planned Parenthood wants court to block law forbidding Medicaid funding to abortion providers(East Valley Tribune, 7/16/12)
Expanded Medicaid provisions a financial benefit to Arizona (Blog for Arizona, 7/16/12)
Brewer’s PAC to help conservative candidates collects $250K this year (Arizona Daily Star, 7/16/12)
Medical marijuana benefits in dispute (Arizona Republic, 7/16/12)
Opinion: Expanding health insurance for the poor is imperative (Arizona Daily Star, 7/15/12)
State Chamber cites breadth of sales-tax measure in opposing it (Arizona Daily Star, 7/15/12)
Crazy Uncle Joe Arpaio’s racial profiling begins this week (Blog for Arizona, 7/15/12)
Sheriff Paul Babeu faces 3 Republican challengers (Arizona Republic, 7/15/12)
Arpaio opponents face fundraising obstacles (Arizona Republic, 7/14/12)
Political insider: Valley races lead to Democrat family feuds (Arizona Republic, 7/14/12)
Medical marijuana: AZ mulls adding qualifying conditions (Arizona Republic, 7/14/12)
Arizona elections may bring Democratic-majority delegation (Arizona Republic, 7/14/12)
Feds scale back Phoenix immigration unit (Arizona Daily Star, 7/14/12)
Hearing set on lawsuit over AZ abortion cutoff (Arizona Daily Sun, 7/14/12)
Arizona’s 20 week abortion ban challenged in federal court (Think Progress, 7/13/12)
AZ abortion restrictions challenged by doctors, ACLU (Bloomberg, 7/13/12)
ICE unit in Phoenix area reducing its staff (Arizona Republic, 7/13/12)
The GOP war on women: Lawsuit to block Arizona’s most restrictive abortion law in the nation (Blog for Arizona, 7/13/12)
Brewer is charting a cautious path on AHCCCS expansion (Arizona Daily Star, 7/13/12)
Lawsuit tries to block new Arizona abortion law (New York Times, 7/12/12)
Mexican American Studies legal defense goes national (Blog for Arizona, 7/12/12)
Commentary: Lowering the political bar — on us. Again (Arizona Republic, 7/12/12)
Jan Brewer’s most embarrassing moments of 2012 (so far…) (Phoenix New Times, 7/12/12)
Open primary won’t bring more voters out, foes argue (Arizona Daily Star, 7/12/12)
Rights groups file suit challenging Arizona abortion ban (Reuters, 7/12/12)
Dem. Carmona raises $1.1 million in 2nd quarter (AP, 7/12/12)
Lawsuit challenges Arizona abortion restrictions (Arizona Republic, 7/12/12)
Traditional marriage laws could be on the line in court challenge to Arizona decision (Fox News, 7/11/12)
Commentary: Brewer pushes ‘right’ to discriminate (Arizona Republic, 7/11/12)
Video: Gov. Brewer’s latest legal fight could cost taxpayers more than it saves (KTVK, 7/11/12)
Opinion: Brewer’s opposition is misguided (Arizona Republic, 7/11/12)
Brewer stance on gay benefits prompts resignation (Arizona Daily Sun, 7/11/12)
‘Save our Vote’ to opposed Open Elections/Open Government Act initiative (Blog for Arizona, 7/11/12)
Commentary: Operation Dekookification going to the next level (Arizona Republic, 7/11/12)
Commentary: ‘Top-2 primary’ no magic pill for moderation (Arizona Republic, 7/11/12)
Let me help you with “Operation Dekookification,” Laurie Roberts (Blog for Arizona, 7/11/12)
Edwin Leslie, Jan Brewer appointee, resigns over governor’s move to deny same-sex benefits(Huffington Post, 7/11/12)
Same-sex health benefits appeal may hurt tourism (Arizona Republic, 7/10/12)
Gov. Brewer nixes plan for election law special session (AP, 7/10/12)
Gov. Brewer makes first congressional endorsement, backs Salmon (KTVK, 7/10/12)
Brewer opposes proposed Arizona sales tax increase (AP, 7/10/12)
Rise in independents may reflect frustration (AP, 7/10/12)
Brewer says she’s against proposed primary changes (AP, 7/10/12)
Brewer rejects making Arizona sales tax permanent (Arizona Daily Star, 7/10/12)
GOP to craft alternative plan for open primaries (The Bugle, 7/10/12)
Governor at odds with plan to make her temporary sales tax permanent (Verde Independent,7/10/12)
Jan Brewer endorses Matt Salmon in GOP congressional primary (Roll Call, 7/10/12)
‘Tenther’ nullification nonsense (Blog for Arizona, 7/10/12)
County attorney Montgomery leads new fight against open primary plan (East Valley Tribune,7/10/12)
Arizona health insurance exchange hangs in balance (AzCapitolTimes, 7/9/12)
Gov. Brewer opposes permanent 1 cent sales tax (KNAU, 7/9/12)
Brewer weighs opting out of Medicaid expansion (Arizona Republic, 7/9/12)
Political insider: Pierce says measure lacked support (Arizona Republic, 7/9/12)
Commentary: Brewer’s states’ rights are states’ wrongs (Arizona Republic, 7/9/12)
Phoenix mayor to AZ gov: Domestic partner benefits work for us (Advocate, 7/9/12)
Brewer: ‘Not real supportive’ of a permanent increase in state sales tax (Arizona Republic, 7/9/12)
Gov. Jan Brewer asks Supreme Court to hear benefits’ case (Arizona Republic, 7/9/12)
Arizona governor nixes plan for special session (KTVK, 7/8/12)
Jan Brewer asks Supreme Court to overturn ruling allowing benefits for same-sex partners(Huffington Post, 7/8/12)
The Confederate State of Arizona to vote on secession from the US in November (Blog for Arizona, 7/6/12)
The South shall rise again… in Arizona (Arizona Politics, 7/6/12)
Lawmakers seek to rival citizen ballot initiative with one of its own (KTVK, 7/6/12)
Arizona’s secession-lite plan (Salon, 7/6/12)
Will politicians try to undercut initiative? (Arizona Republic, 7/6/12)
Initiative would let voters overrule federal law (Arizona Daily Sun, 7/6/12)
Updated: GOP alternative to open primary initiative falls apart; Brewer lacks votes for special session (East Valley Tribune,7/6/12)
Special session on Monday to counter the ‘Open Elections/Open Government Act’ initiative (Blog for Arizona, 7/6/12)
Sovereignty measure would let Arizona voters overrule federal laws (East Valley Tribune, 7/5/12)
Ex-Arizona governor detained at border checkpoint (AP, 7/5/12)
‘Jungle Primaries’ likely headed to fall election (KTVK, 7/5/12)
Profiling lawsuit against Arpaio set for July 19 (AzCapitolTimes, 7/5/12)
More trouble for the ‘Open Elections/Open Government Act’ initiative (Blog for Arizona, 7/5/12)
Ballot initiative will give Arizona voters the chance to change how elections are run (East Valley Tribune, 7/5/12)
Initiative to fund Arizona state parks fails to make ballot (East Valley Tribune, 7/5/12)
Voter registration count holds fairly steady in Arizona (AP, 7/4/12)
Trial in profiling lawsuit against Arpaio set for July 19 (East Valley Tribune, 7/4/12)

JUNE 2012

Conspiracy theories, circular firing squads, party darlings. Have Arizona Democrats jumped the shark? (Blog for Arizona, 6/30/12)
Supreme Court won’t block ban on proof of citizenship for voter registration (East Valley Tribune,6/30/12)
Attorneys decide whether to seek new SB 1070 injunction (East Valley Tribune, 6/30/12)
Arpaio raised more than $1M this year (East Valley Tribune, 6/29/12)
Health-care ruling divides Arizona congressional leaders (Arizona Republic, 6/29/12)
SB 1070 section delayed by court (Arizona Republic, 6/28/12)
Canceled 2010 Border Governors event cast Arizona $98,000 (Arizona Republic, 6/28/12)
Gov. Jan Brewer demagogues on anti-immigrant hatred and hysteria (Blog for Arizona, 6/27/12)
Is it OK for Brewer to call Obama a crook? (Arizona Republic, 6/27/12)
Report: Arizona economy at highest level since ‘08 (Arizona Republic, 6/27/12)
Immigration ruling leaves issues unresolved (New York Times, 6/26/12)
Brewer says Obama wants ‘illegals’ to vote (Arizona Republic, 6/26/12)
Revisiting Arizona (The New Republic, 6/26/12)
Editorial: High court ruling no clear victory for SB 1070 (Arizona Daily Star, 6/26/12)
Jan Brewer in the rewrite on SB1070 (Blog for Arizona, 6/26/12)
Blocking parts of Arizona law, justices allow its centerpiece (New York Times, 6/25/12)
Video: Jan Brewer gibberish on CNN (Blog for Arizona, 6/25/12)
Governor Jan Brewer is delusional (Blog for Arizona, 6/25/12)
Arizona immigration ruling complicates Republicans’ strategy with Hispanics (Washington Post,6/25/12)
The Supreme Court, immigration, and Democrats’ chances in Arizona (Washington Post, 6/25/12)
Supreme Court upholds key part of Arizona law for now, strikes down other provisions (Washington Post, 6/25/12)
Analysis: Arizona ruling only a narrow opening for other states (New York Times, 6/25/12)
Can Arizona Democrats take back Kyl’s Senate seat in November? (Blog for Arizona, 6/22/12)
Obama deportation move looms large over Arizona races (Washington Post, 6/19/12)
Sales tax initiative for education, public works might not make Nov. ballot (East Valley Tribune,6/19/12)
Poll shows Carmona trailing Flake by just 2 points (AZ/DC Blog, 6/19/12)
SB1070 expected to prompt suits from both sides (AzCapitolTimes, 6/18/12)
Legislators met with lobbyist for apparently fake company in Ben Arredondo bust (Phoenix New Times, 6/18/12)
FBI probe of Ben Arredondo included ALEC, NCSL, other Arizona politicians (Blog for Arizona, 6/16/12)
Post by GOP spokesman insults one of his own (Arizona Republic, 6/16/12)
ALEC, senior Arizona state legislators linked to FBI probe (TPM, 6/15/12)
AIRC Update: Federal panel of judges to hear Tea-Publican legislature’s constitutional challenge to the AIRC (Blog for Arizona, 6/15/12)
Governor Brewer throws a temper tantrum, gets it wrong on Obama immigration policy (Blog for Arizona, 6/15/12)
Brewer decries Obama ‘backdoor amnesty’ policy (AzCapitolTimes, 6/15/12)
Panel of judges to hear Arizona redistricting case (AzCapitolTimes, 6/15/12)
Grand jury investigation looks at AZ Attorney General’s campaign finance (Phoenix Business Journal, 6/15/12)
Pearce fundraiser booted from 3 venues (AzCapitolTimes, 6/14/12)
Neither MAS nor the story of its demolition is dead (Blog for Arizona, 6/14/12)
Arizona seeks to keep voter registration rule (AzCapitolTimes, 6/13/12)
The Arizona Republic shills for the Open Elections/Open Government initiative (Blog for Arizona, 6/13/12)
AZ officials agree to delay transfer of mortgage settlement funds to state budget (East Valley Tribune,6/13/12)
Arizona mortgage settlement money on hold for now (AzCapitolTimes, 6/13/12)
Phoenix to fight Goldwater Institute election bill? (Blog for Arizona, 6/13/12)
Editorial: Here’s hoping court revives MAS program (Arizona Daily Star, 6/13/12)
Brewer orders training ahead of court decision (AzCapitolTimes, 6/13/12)
Commentary: An open primary is best hope (Arizona Republic, 6/13/12)
Arizona race to succeed Giffords won by Democrat (New York Times, 6/12/12)
Brewer orders police training for immigration law (East Valley Tribune, 6/12/12)
Commentary: Who’s paying for the Republican fight against redistricting? We are. (East Valley Tribune, 6/12/12)
Phoenix fights Arizona law dictating election years (Arizona Republic, 6/12/12)
AIRC update: Tea-Publican deadbeats sue the AIRC with your tax dollars to overturn Prop 106 that created the AIRC (Blog for Arizona, 6/9/12)
The state of Maricopa appears to be the hub of the wingnut operations of the Koch brothers (Blog for Arizona, 6/9/12)
Another shoe drops in the Tom ‘banned for life by the SEC’ Horne scandal (Blog for Arizona, 6/9/12)
Even legislative leaders face crowded primary elections (AzCapitolTimes, 6/8/12)
Arizona Legislature challenges redistrict commission (Arizona Republic, 6/7/12)
GOP lawmakers file court papers to block redistricting map from being used in 2014 (East Valley Tribune, 6/7/12)
Legal claim accuses Arizona AG Horne of cover-up, seeks $10 million (Arizona Republic, 6/7/12)
Arizona tries to keep reins tight as it starts regulating medical marijuana (New York Times, 6/7/12)
1070’s intended consequences (Arizona Politics, 6/6/12)
Ruling may fuel challenges to Arizona immigration law (Texas Tribune, 6/6/12)
Ron Barber’s ties to Giffords may help; style could hurt (Arizona Republic, 6/5/12)
Let’s help Laurie Robers ‘DeKook the Capitol’ (Arizona Politics, 6/5/12)
Backers of AZ measure to change primary rules claim enough signatures (Arizona Daily Star,6/5/12)
If passed, proposition would give AZ governor more power in selecting judges (East Valley Tribune,6/5/12)
Arpaio faces Friday deadline in civil rights suit (AP, 6/5/12)
Open primary ballot initiative supporters claim enough signatures (AzCapitolTimes, 6/5/12)
Even-digit election years could be Republican ploy (Arizona Politics, 6/5/12)
Ivory tower political theory meets cold hard reality: The false premise of the ‘top two primary’ system (Blog for Arizona, 6/3/12)
Commentary: Time to Dekookify the Arizona Legislature (Arizona Republic, 6/2/12)
Arizona sales-tax code may be made simpler (Arizona Republic, 6/2/12)
Arizona immigration law challenge on hold (Arizona Republic, 6/2/12)
How open primaries would affect elections in Arizona (Arizona Republic, 6/2/12)
Voters may get say in legislative pay raise (East Valley Tribune, 6/1/12)

MAY 2012

Arizona justices reject fast track for redistricting (Arizona Daily Star, 5/31/12)
Task force on AZ sales tax overhaul to be led by Brewer aide (AzCapitolTimes, 5/31/12)
AZ sec of state not ready to check Romney’s birth certificate (East Valley Tribune, 5/31/12)
Bid to partially dismiss AZ immigration law challenge fails (Arizona Daily Star, 5/30/12)
Jan Brewer loses bid to dismiss Arizona immigration law case (AzCapitolTimes, 5/30/12)
Federal judge: Arizona residents can challenge immigration law (East Valley Tribune, 5/30/12)
AZ House majority leader won’t seek re-election (Arizona Daily Star, 5/29/12)
A good Brewer veto (Arizona Republic, 5/29/12)
Brewer says Arizona won’t need more tax cuts (East Valley Tribune, 5/29/12)
500 pot dispensary applications received for 126 Arizona spots (East Valley Tribune, 5/29/12)
Higher ed employees favor Democrats when giving to candidates (East Valley Tribune, 5/27/12)
Political Insider: Where’s the Arredondo ethics outrage? (Arizona Republic, 5/27/12)
Q&A: Gov. Jan Brewer reflect on session’s lessons (Arizona Republic, 5/26/12)
Arizona’s mean stupid birther nightmare (Arizona Republic, 5/26/12)
New Arizona election law may lengthen some terms (Arizona Republic, 5/26/12)
Jan Brewer: ’2012 session one of the most successful in years (AzCapitolTimes, 5/25/12)
Commentary: Our faulty fascination with partial solutions (Blog for Arizona, 5/25/12)
‘Political Greek God’: Even Republicans think Carmona has a chance in Arizona (TPM, 5/25/12)
Arizona officials hold medical pot hearing (Arizona Republic, 5/25/12)
Students, teachers show anger over firings at Imagine Prep (Arizona Republic, 5/25/12)
One of Arizona’s Imagine Schools fires two-thirds of its teachers (Blog for Arizona, 5/25/12)
The next Arizona governor? (Arizona Republic, 5/24/12)
Lawsuit challenges Arizona use of foreclosure settlement money (AP, 5/24/12)
Richard Carmona: Birther stunts symptom of larger problem (AzCapitolTimes, 5/24/12)
Want to get rid of the crazy? Then start investing in the sane (Arizona Republic, 5/24/12)
Arizona’s new state legislative districts firmly set (Arizona Republic, 5/23/12)
Brewer does the right thing for the wrong reason (Arizona Republic, 5/23/12)
Brewer’s trade trip to Germany, France is planned (Arizona Republic, 5/23/12)
Poll: Romney pulls ahead in Arizona (Public Policy Polling, 5/23/12)
Hawaii sends Arizona verification of Obama’s birth (Arizona Republic, 5/22/12)
Jan Brewer begins trade mission to Germany, France (AzCapitolTimes, 5/22/12)
Brewer in 2014! Maybe? (Arizona Republic, 5/21/12)
Feasibility of 3rd term for Brewer pursued (Arizona Republic, 5/20/12)
True fiscal conservatives scarce in AZ government (Arizona Republic, 5/20/12)
Brewer veto of volunteerism bill shocks youth (Arizona Republic, 5/20/12)
Brewer signs bill expanding school choices (AzCapitolTimes, 5/16/12)
It’s official: In Arizona corporation enjoy preferential rights and liberties superior to individuals (Blog for Arizona, 5/12/12)
Dr. Richard Carmona: Governor Brewer and Arizona’s legislature got it wrong (Blog for Arizona, 5/12/12)
Arizona Ron Paul supporters boo Romney’s son off stage (Arizona Republic, 5/12/12)
Brewer signs Arizona bill on contraception coverage (Arizona Republic, 5/11/12)
Culture of Corruption: ‘America’s most corrupt sheriff’ sued by the DOJ (Blog for Arizona, 5/11/12)
Culture of Corruption: Boss Tweed and our Shadow Governor engage in political cronyism (Blog for Arizona, 5/11/12)
Overhaul of state personnel system signed into law (Arizona Republic, 5/10/12)
Joe Arpaio and MCSO officially sued by the Justice Dept for racial discrimination (Phoenix New Times, 5/10/12)
New Arizona parks chief is short on credentials (Arizona Republic, 5/9/12)
Push is on for open primary in Arizona (Arizona Republic, 5/9/12)
Can Obama win Arizona and its 11 electoral votes? (Washington Post, 5/6/12)
The manifesto of JT Ready, domestic terrorist and spree killer (Blog for Arizona, 5/5/12)
Gilbert gunman’s rampage sheds light on extremism (Arizona Republic, 5/5/12)
Video: Brewer stops preventive service funding for Planned Parenthood (Blog for Arizona, 5/5/12)
Pathetic Russell Pearce plays the victim in wake of killing spree (Blog for Arizona, 5/4/12)
Video: AZ Gov. Jan Brewer signs Planned Parenthood funding ban (AP, 5/4/12)
Arizona abortion-services bill signed into law (Arizona Republic, 5/4/12)
Pearce’s lame JT Ready lament (Arizona Republic, 5/3/12)
Bully Russell Pearce: Don’t be mean to me! (Blog for Arizona, 5/3/12)
Gilbert mass shooting: Horror in wake of vigilante’s final act (Arizona Republic, 5/3/12)
AIRC Update: Tea-publican deadbeats seek to litigate with your taxpayer dollars (Blog for Arizona, 5/3/12)
The Confederate States of Arizona to vote on secession from US in November (Blog for Arizona, 5/3/12)
Pearce allies fail to push through recall reimbursement bill (AzCapitolTimes, 5/3/12)
Arizona tragedy: Former AZ Senate President has some explaining to do (SPLC Hatewatch, 5/3/12)
Lawmakers vote to sue, challenging voting maps (Arizona Daily Star, 5/3/12)
Jan Brewer, the Scott Walker of the West, ends the civil service merit selection system (Blog for Arizona, 5/3/12)
Lawmakers kill bill that would have reimbursed Pearce for recall expenses (East Valley Tribune, 5/3/12)
AZ Legislature OKs worker bill, tax cut in late flurry (Arizona Republic, 5/3/12)
Opinion: Lawmakers exempt selves from ‘real world’ (Arizona Republic, 5/3/12)
Commentary: Pearce’s lame J.T. Ready (Arizona Republic, 5/3/12)
Legislature approves tax cut package (East Valley Tribune, 5/3/12)
GOP lawmakers seek to overturn redistricting commission’s authority to create maps (AzCapitolTimes, 5/2/12)
Gilbert mass shooting: White supremacists JT Ready left tracks in politics (Arizona Republic, 5/2/12)
GOP plays it cautious in $8.6B state budget (Arizona Daily Star, 5/2/12)
GOP legislators vote to spend tax dollars on redistricting lawsuit (East Valley Tribune, 5/2/12)
Arizona’s feuding with feds is as old as the state – but sharper than ever (AzCapitolTimes, 5/2/12)
Potential Pearce welfare check clears first hurdle (Arizona Republic, 5/2/12)
Opinion: Don’t cut Pearce check in 11th hour (Arizona Republic, 5/2/12)
AZ committee passes amendment for Pearce repayment (Arizona Republic, 5/2/12)
Pimps for private prisons and profit: The lobbyists win again (Blog for Arizona, 5/2/12)
Legal challenge to fund sweep of mortgage fraud settlement fund in the works (Blog for Arizona, 5/2/12)
Lawmakers’ budget proposal would raid mortgage fraud settlement (East Valley Tribune, 5/1/12)
Ballot measure to ask for state sovereignty (East Valley Tribune, 5/1/12)
AZ taxpayers may end up paying the bill for Pearce recall (East Valley Tribune, 5/1/12)
AZ Legislature: Do as we say (certainly not as we do) (Arizona Republic, 5/1/12)
House approves measure limiting local elections (East Valley Tribune, 5/1/12)
Independence of AZ judiciary under assault in Tea-Publican budget – contact your legislators (Blog for Arizona, 5/1/12)
Bill limiting local election dates goes to governor (Arizona Daily Star, 5/1/12)

APRIL 2012

Budget progress could end AZ session this week (AP, 4/30/12)
Dethroned ‘King’ Russell Pearce wants YOU to pay for having dethroned him (Blog for Arizona, 4/30/12)
GOP budget to be rammed through on Tuesday (Blog for Arizona, 4/30/12)
$8.5B Arizona budget expected to be OK’d (Arizona Republic, 4/30/12)
AZ Senate OKs states’ rights ballot measure (AzCapitolTimes, 4/30/12)
Why not recall the war on women in Arizona? (Blog for Arizona, 4/29/12)
Richard Carmona, former Bush surgeon general, best hope of turning AZ blue, Democrats say (Washington Post, 4/28/12)
Arizona’s foster-care system in crisis, in dire need of families (Arizona Republic, 4/28/12)
AIRC update: Secretive GOP FAIR Trust files lawsuit against AIRC (Blog for Arizona, 4/28/12)
Whining, posturing, and wild-eyed scheming: It’s silly season at the Lege (Blog for Arizona, 4/28/12)
Latino education gap putting Arizona at risk (Phoenix Business Journal, 4/27/12)
Russell Pearce wants $260K of your money, and his flunkies want to give it to him (Phoenix New Times, 4/27/12)
EJ Montini gets (partially) sucked in by Melvin’s nuke waste dump argument (Blog for Arizona, 4/27/12)
Commentary: AZ Republicans see an economic mushroom cloud (Arizona Republic, 4/27/12)
Video: KPHO-TV News 5: Arizona lawmakers benefit from own bills (Blog for Arizona, 4/27/12)
Brewer, legislative leaders announce budget deal (Arizona Republic, 4/27/12)
Arizona redistricting maps challenged by lawsuits (Arizona Republic, 4/27/12)
Barber vs. Kelly – Who will be the heavyweight in CD 8? (Tucson Weekly, 4/26/12)
Pearce allies: Cut him $250K check for recall costs (AzCapitolTimes, 4/26/12)
Arizona women lose the GOP war on women (Blog for Arizona, 4/26/12)
AZ bill aimed at stopping UN takeover of US advances (AzCapitolTimes, 4/26/12)
Bircher madness! (Blog for Arizona, 4/26/12)
AIRC update: DOJ approves legislative district maps (Blog for Arizona, 4/26/12)
Brewer blames federal challenge to SB 1070 on ‘politics’ (Arizona Daily Sun, 4/26/12)
Arizona immigration law gets Latinos politically engaged (Arizona Republic, 4/25/12)
Contraception bill now ready for governor (AzCapitolTimes, 4/25/12)
Arizona ‘tea party’ anti-sustainability bill advancing (Arizona Republic, 4/25/12)
Arizona’s ‘Show Me Your Papers’ immigration provision could stand (National Journal, 4/25/12)
Supreme Court justices indicate support for Arizona’s immigration law (East Valley Tribune, 4/25/12)
Quick recap of oral argument of SB1070 today (Blog for Arizona, 4/25/12)
War on Women: AZ Legislature fuels the fire (Blog for Arizona, 4/25/12)
Legislature takes new swipe at abortion services funding (Arizona Daily Star, 4/25/12)
SB 1070 Supreme Court argument recap: A choice between radical and reasonable? (SCOTUSBlog, 4/25/12)
Conservative AZ Republicans speak out against the radical Tea-Publicans’ War on Women (Blog for Arizona, 4/25/12)
AZ Unite Women to hold rally against war on women at state capitol Saturday (Phoenix New Times, 4/24/12)
Video: SB 1070 Senate hearings (Blog for Arizona, 4/24/12)
Hey Guv, about your veto threat: Time for you to step up to the plate (Blog for Arizona, 4/24/12)
AZ legislators favor nuke waste storage site (AP, 4/24/12)
AZ Senate rejects states’ rights ballot measure (AP, 4/24/12)
Commentary: Contraception bill clearly would violate 1st, 14th amendments (Arizona Daily Star, 4/23/12)
Bruce Merrill/Morrison Institute Poll: Arizona is a ‘toss-up’ state (Blog for Arizona, 4/23/12)
A preview of SB 1070 in the US Supreme Court (Blog for Arizona, 4/22/12)
Into the mind of… Ann-Eve Pedersen (Arizona Republic, 4/21/12)
Former GOP lawmakers: Stripping health choices from women isn’t priority (Arizona Republic, 4/21/12)
Arrgh! There be a Tea-Publican mutiny against the Red Queen (Blog for Arizona, 4/20/12)
Arizona map-panel ruling unanimous (Arizona Republic, 4/20/12)
AG drops Voting Rights Act lawsuit, plans to re-file (AzCapitolTimes, 4/20/12)
Republicans mulling Dem alliance after Brewer veto threat (AzCapitolTimes, 4/20/12)
AIRC update: They’re baaack! GOP FAIR Trust threatens to sue the AIRC (Blog for Arizona, 4/20/12)
Sheriff’s bark takes bite out of taxpayers (Arizona Republic, 4/20/12)
VP Biden headlines Arizona fundraiser (Arizona Republic, 4/20/12)
Redistricting — UNFair Trust rears its ugly head again (The Arizona Eagletarian, 4/19/12)
Redistricting — AIRC court case info (The Arizona Eagletarian, 4/19/12)
AZ Senate skips vote on Planned Parenthood funding (AzCapitolTimes, 4/19/12)
Lawsuits over Arizona redistrict map possible (Arizona Republic, 4/19/12)
AZ House gives final OK to contraception bill (Arizona Republic, 4/19/12)
Brewer facing budget mutiny? (AzCapitolTimes, 4/19/12)
GOP leaders heeding Brewer’s veto warning (AzCapitolTimes, 4/18/12)
Report impairs Arizona budget talks (Arizona Republic, 4/18/12)
Contraception bill’s wording on exemption being debated (Arizona Republic, 4/18/12)
Brewer insisting on budget deal (Arizona Republic, 4/17/12)
States pick sides in Arizona immigration case (Stateline, 4/17/12)
Ruling on Arizona voter requirement mixed (Arizona Republic, 4/17/12)
Brewer’s still-emerging plan to change Arizona personnel system is in limbo (Arizona Republic, 4/16/12)
Obama camp, seeing shift, bets on long shot in Arizona (New York Times, 4/16/12)
Jan Brewer wants to be the Scott Walker of the West (Blog for Arizona, 4/15/12)
Political Insider: Pearce, Gallardo to face off (Arizona Republic, 4/14/12)
KPHO expose on ALEC influence in Arizona (Blog for Arizona, 4/13/12)
On Brewer’s desk: Bill to ease gun limits in public buildings (Arizona Daily Star, 4/13/12)
It’s never over until sine die – the Tea-Publican war on women returns (Part 2) (Blog for Arizona, 4/13/12)
Proposals on Fiesta Bowl issues shot down in Arizona Senate (Arizona Republic, 4/13/12)
Ethics, smethics! Tea-publicans are addicted to lobbyist perks (Blog for Arizona, 4/13/12)
Video: Critics expose ‘bill factory for corporate wish lists’ (KPHO, 4/12/12)
Bill on abortion funding advances in Senate (Arizona Republic, 4/12/12)
Editorial: Financial reality of guns in public buildings bill would be harsh (Arizona Republic, 4/12/12)
AZ Senate OKs bill on guns in public buildings (Arizona Republic, 4/12/12)
Brewer signs bill banning most abortions after 20 weeks (Arizona Republic, 4/12/12)
Arizona activist groups protest ALEC (Arizona Central, 4/12/12)
Brewer rejects bill requiring notice by federal law officers (Arizona Daily Star, 4/12/12)
Governor Brewer vetoes ‘States’ Rights’ Tea-Publican bill (Blog for Arizona, 4/12/12)
Crazy Uncle Joe Arpaio soon has a date with Justice (Blog for Arizona, 4/12/12)
It’s never over until sine die – the Tea-Publican war on women returns (Blog for Arizona, 4/12/12)
Gov. Jan Brewer signs Arizona’s extreme new abortion law (The Daily Beast, 4/12/12)
Rep. Daniel Patterson resigns from AZ House (Arizona Republic, 4/11/12)
Feds head toward lawsuit vs. Sheriff Joe Arpaio (Arizona Republic, 4/11/12)
Plan to delay OK of 2013 budget dismissed (Arizona Republic, 4/10/12)
Bill banning abortions after 2o weeks sent to Brewer (AP, 4/10/12)

Federal lawsuit against Sheriff Joe Arpaio and former county attorney Andrew Thomas to proceed; no immunity, judge rules(Phoenix New Times, 4/10/12)
Senate skips voting on contraception bill (AzCapitolTimes, 4/10/12)
AZ legislators send another top-priority bill to governor: 20-week abortion ban (Phoenix New Times, 4/10/12)
The GOP war on women returns (Blog for Arizona, 4/10/12)
US backs Arizona’s redrawn vote maps (Arizona Daily Star, 4/10/12)
Grand Canyon Institute: Public employees are underpaid, Goldwater Institute is full-o’-crap (Blog for Arizona, 4/10/12)
Arpaio case: Feds respond to ‘put up or shut up’ demand (Arizona Republic, 4/9/12)
About the Quality Education and Jobs Initiative to renew the one cent sales tax (Blog for Arizona, 4/9/12)
AZ Supreme Court unanimously rejects ‘Paton’s Law’ (Blog for Arizona, 4/7/12)
Is Napolitano’s time in DC coming to an end? (Arizona Republic, 4/7/12)
Turnover is likely Arizona election outcome (Arizona Republic, 4/7/12)
State Supreme Court tosses law to alter Tucson’s city elections (Arizona Daily Star, 4/7/12)
GOP legislator: Sinister plot is behind toll-highway plan (Arizona Daily Star, 4/6/12)
AG Horne amended campaign reports after learning of FBI investigation (AzCapitolTimes, 4/6/12)
FBI started Horne investigation in January (AzCapitolTimes, 4/6/12)
Praise for Carmona likely to end with candidacy under way (Arizona Republic, 4/6/12)
Brewer’s pick for regents’ board back in the running (Arizona Republic, 4/6/12)
Feds approve plan to restore kids’ health coverage (Arizona Republic, 4/6/12)
Chandler woman presents pink, hand-knitted uteruses to AZ lawmakers (East Valley Tribune, 4/5/12)
Babeu campaign ad skips scandals (Arizona Republic, 4/5/12)
Campaign questions expand on AG Horne (Arizona Republic, 4/5/12)
Brewer rejects expansion of private-school vouchers (Arizona Daily Star, 4/5/12)
Arizona toll-road measure sent to Brewer (Arizona Republic, 4/4/12)
Opinion: Hicks’ sorry lack of knowledge was plain to see – and on national TV (Arizona Daily Star, 4/4/12)
Michael Hicks on Daily Show debacle: ‘I was naive’ (KGUN, 4/4/12)
Conservative blogger’s regents nomination hits snag (Arizona Republic, 4/4/12)
Brewer kills school-voucher bill (Arizona Republic, 4/4/12)
Hicks draws criticism for ‘Daily Show’ comments (Arizona Daily Star, 4/4/12)
Brewer vetoes bill to revitalize Rio Nuevo plans (Arizona Daily Star, 4/3/12)
Opinion: Support the measure to create Arizona’s armed Special Missions Unit (Arizona Daily Star, 4/3/12)
Power to override US laws sought in new initiative (Arizona Daily Star, 4/3/12)
The Tea-Publican crazy train has left the station (Blog for Arizona, 4/3/12)
Jan Brewer gets one wrong, one right (Blog for Arizona, 4/3/12)
Initiative drive would allow Arizona voters to override federal laws (East Valley Tribune, 5/3/12)
Deal ends possible ballot fight over Clean Elections program (East Valley Tribune, 4/3/12)
FBI investigating Tom Horne for campaign violations (AzCapitolTimes, 4/2/12)
Horne denies illegal role in campaign ads (Arizona Republic, 4/2/12)
Border Bound: Immigration hawks take battle south -push for fence, militia (AzCapitolTimes, 4/2/12)
Horne denies allegations, fires back at accuser (AzCapitolTimes, 4/2/12)
Expulsion vote possible for Rep. Patterson (Arizona Republic, 4/2/12)
Tom ‘banned for life by the SEC’ Horne under investigation by the FBI (Blog for Arizona,  4/2/12)
Brewer, legislators spar over spending priorities (Arizona Republic, 4/2/12)

MARCH 2012

Brewer OKs Pima County audit (Arizona Daily Star, 3/30/12)
Conservative Agenda: AZ lawmakers chip away at women’s health and push for the urine of the unemployed (Tucson Weekly,3/29/12)
Brewer lashes out against other states urging high court to void SB 1070 (East Valley Tribune, 3/29/12)
Arizona outdoes everyone with new anti-abortion bill (Mother Jones, 3/29/12)
AG criminal division chief Keppel abruptly resigns (AzCapitolTimes, 3/29/12)
AZ official considers targeting Mexican American Studies in university (Fox News Latino, 3/28/12)
AZ Senate votes down contraception bill (Blog for Arizona, 3/28/12)
Arizona Democrats, moderates block state birth-control bill (Arizona Republic, 3/28/12)
Opinion: Contraception debate is a false front for legislating one type of religion (Arizona Daily Star, 3/28/12)
Arizona Senate votes to ban abortions after 20 weeks (East Valley Tribune, 3/27/12)
Legislation would make it harder to get unemployment benefits in Arizona (East Valley Tribune, 3/27/12)
Arizona lawmakers push to take over federal land (Arizona Republic, 3/25/12)
Arizona jobs outlook expected to rebound (Arizona Republic, 3/24/12)
Democratic Party chair sees chance to make state better (Arizona Republic, 3/24/12)
Commentary: Education tax would help with past cuts (Arizona Republic, 3/24/12)
Arizona lawmaker defends birth-control bill at rally (Arizona Republic, 3/23/12)
Illegal-immigration population in Arizona plunges since 2008 (Arizona Republic, 3/23/12)
Goldwater Institute opposed to constitutional free speech – except for corporations (Blog for Arizona, 3/23/12)
GOP war on the unemployed advances in House committee (Blog for Arizona, 3/23/12)
Judge tosses lawsuit opposing public-campaign finance law (Arizona Republic, 3/22/12)
Dems try to talk financial disclosure (Arizona Republic, 3/22/12)
Drug test for jobless advances in Arizona House (Arizona Republic, 3/22/12)
AIRC update: Tea-Publicans threatening to sue over district maps (Blog for Arizona, 3/21/12)
House leader exploring lawsuit on election map (Arizona Republic, 3/21/12)
Minimum-wage repeal dropped by lawmaker (Arizona Daily Star, 3/21/12)
Lawmakers bicker over contraception bill (Arizona Central, 3/21/12)
Outside group behind Arpaio protest in Phoenix (Arizona Republic, 3/21/12)
A setback in the GOP war on workers (Blog for Arizona, 3/21/12)
Brewer’s personnel reform plan moves forward (Arizona Republic, 3/20/12)
Supporters, opponents respond to Pearce announcement (Arizona Republic, 3/20/12)
Arizona CPS’ struggles mount as abuse, neglect reports rise (Arizona Republic, 3/20/12)
Extremists go to ‘war’ in the Arizona desert (TPM, 3/20/12)
Democrats focus in on Arizona’s extreme ‘tell your boss why you’re on the pill’ bill (Blog for Arizona, 3/20/12)
Democrats, GOP clash over bills vs. feds (Arizona Republic, 3/19/12)
Commentary: AZ effort to block contraception simply bad health policy (Huffington Post, 3/19/12)
Racial lens used to cull curriculum in Arizona (New York Times, 3/19/12)
Obama campaign memo slams ‘Romney-Arizona Tea Party agenda’ on women’s issues (Arizona Republic, 3/19/12)
Our ‘cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs’ Governor has a conspiracy theory (Blog for Arizona, 3/19/12)
Arizona given overall D+ grade in gauge of laws, oversight (Arizona Daily Star, 3/19/12)
Pearce to run for Arizona Senate (Arizona Republic, 3/19/12)
‘States’ Rights’ Tea-publicans run amok (Blog for Arizona, 3/17/12)
Commentary: Give legislators credit for ability to amaze us (Arizona Republic, 3/17/12)
State bill puts feds second to sheriffs (Arizona Daily Star, 3/17/12)
Arizona might curb birth control coverage (New York Times, 3/17/12)
Report: Border-watch movement declining (Arizona Daily Star, 3/17/12)
Commentary: Emulate, don’t eliminate, Tucson’s Mexican American Studies Program (Annenberg Institute for School Reform, 3/16/12)
Should birth control be a firing offense? (Arizona Republic, 3/16/12)
Republican-controlled AZ Legislature on cusp of defunding Planned Parenthood (Think Progress, 3/16/12)
Arizona’s abortion legislation stirs debate on fetal pain (Arizona Republic, 3/16/12)
Lawmakers kill school-bullying bill (Arizona Daily Star, 3/16/12)
Christian Taliban defunding of Planned Parenthood will cost Arizona federal Medicaid funds (Blog for Arizona, 3/16/12)
Legislative Republicans, like scorpions, are what they are… (Blog for Arizona, 3/15/12)
Democratic lawmaker lambastes conservative lobbyist for killing anti-bullying bill (Arizona Republic, 3/15/12)
Commentary: Making cronyism state’s official public policy (Arizona Republic, 3/15/12)
Tea-Publican House committee votes to give the governor an ‘Arizona Special Missions Unit’ border militia (Blog for Arizona, 3/15/12)
Christian values lobbyist blamed for killing anti-bullying legislation (East Valley Tribune, 3/15/12)
House OKs stripping most state workers of job protections (Arizona Daily Star, 3/15/12)
Tea-Publican House approves Brewer’s plot to destroy the civil service merit selection system (Blog for Arizona, 3/15/12)
Goldwater Institute has its way on anti-union bills (Blog for Arizona, 3/15/12)
Anti-bullying law killed by AZ House of Representatives (KPHO, 3/15/12)
Bill warning of immigrants abandoned amid criticism (Arizona Daily Star, 3/14/12)
Brewer personnel plan sails through House (AzCapitolTimes, 3/14/12)
AZ Senate committee endorses ‘Tell your boss why you’re on the pill’ bill (Think Progress, 3/14/12)
AZ House OKs personnel reform (Arizona Republic, 3/14/12)
Bill to establish armed, state militia passes hurdle (Arizona Republic, 3/14/12)
AZ officials revisit Obama’s birth certificate (AzCapitolTimes, 3/14/12)
Bill to declare Baja Arizona a ‘danger zone’ is killed (Blog for Arizona, 3/13/12)
Arizona Tea-Publican legislature one step closer to reducing women to second-class citizens (Blog for Arizona, 3/13/12)
Birth-control-exclusion bill goes to Arizona Senate (Arizona Daily Star, 3/13/12)
Political insider: Russell Pearce to make intentions known (Arizona Republic, 3/10/12)
Immigration decreases, but tensions remain high (New York Times, 3/10/12)
Border town leaders upset over warning bill (AzCapitolTimes, 3/9/12)
Attempt to revive voter-approved Heritage Fund stalled in House (AzCapitolTimes, 3/9/12)
GOP lawmakers frustrated with Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission (Arizona Republic, 3/9/12)
Gun bills advance in the legislature (Blog for Arizona, 3/9/12)
Arizona redistricting fight reaches boiling point (Arizona Republic, 3/8/12)
Sales-tax bill killed by Senate (Arizona Republic, 3/8/12)
Tea-Publican tyranny: Micromanaging cities and counties (Blog for Arizona, 3/8/12)
AZ House revives bill requiring Tucson to give water to planned development (Arizona Daily Star, 3/8/12)
Pima County opposes 2 bills in Legislature (Arizona Daily Star, 3/7/12)
Key question in Babeu lawsuit is validity of alleged threats (Arizona Republic, 3/7/12)
Brewer: Both parties have failed Arizona (Politico, 3/6/12)
AZ House OKs plan on tax ballot measures (Arizona Republic, 3/6/12)
GOP asks voters to reconsider minimum-wage rules (Arizona Daily Star, 3/6/12)
When the people we elect despise the voters who elected them – Part 3 (Blog for Arizona, 3/6/12)
Sheriff Babeu’s ex-boyfriend seeks $1 million in damages (Arizona Republic, 3/6/12)
Arizona’s Judicial Merit Selection system threatened (Blog for Arizona, 3/6/12)
Tea-Publicans carry water for the Goldwater Institute against the Arizona Corporation Commission (Blog for Arizona, 3/6/12)
Opinion: AZ contraception bill is about control, not freedom (Arizona Daily Star, 3/6/12)
Arizona Republicans’ war on women and workers (Blog for Arizona, 3/6/12)
Child-care advocates ask state for $100 million for safety-net programs (Arizona Republic, 3/6/12)
Brewer blasts feds over immigration woes (Arizona Republic, 3/6/12)
The GOP war on the unemployed continues (Blog for Arizona, 3/6/12)
State of Maricopa declares Baja Arizona a ‘danger zone’ (Blog for Arizona, 3/6/12)
Opinion: He’s lining his pockets with taxpayer money (Arizona Republic, 3/5/12)
AZ Senate OKs emergency-declaration measure (Arizona Republic, 3/5/12)
AZ GOP lawmakers want control of energy policy (Arizona Republic, 3/5/12)
AZ Senate OKs bill requiring unemployment drug tests (Arizona Republic, 3/5/12)
Bill to lower minimum-wage rate in AZ advances (Arizona Republic, 3/5/12)
Proposed legislative bills give Mesa City Council members heartburn (Arizona Republic, 3/5/12)
AZ House OKs warnings for travel north of Mexican line (Arizona Daily Star, 3/3/12)
Any employer could opt out of birth control under AZ bill (Arizona Daily Star, 3/2/12)
Tea-publican Senate votes to give the governor an ‘Arizona Special Missions Unit’ border militia (Blog for Arizona, 3/1/12)
Legal trouble dogged school led by Babeu (Arizona Republic, 3/1/12)
Commentary: Legislators keep choosing to defy the wishes of the voters (East Valley Tribune, 3/1/12)
Senate OKs measure eliminating independent redistricting panel (AzCapitolTimes, 3/1/12)
AZ Senate approves guns in public buildings bill (AzCapitolTimes, 3/1/12)

FEBRUARY 2012

Chipping away at Arizona’s SB 1070 (LA Times, 2/29/12)
AZ university system releases fiscal impact study of guns on campus legislation (AZ Board of Regents, 2/29/12)
Senator: Let lawmakers draw districts (Arizona Daily Star, 2/29/12)
When the people we elect despise the voters who elected them, Part 2 (Blog for Arizona, 2/29/12)
Imposing one’s beliefs on others is not a religious freedom (Blog for Arizona, 2/29/12)
Governor signs private school tax credit bill into law (Arizona Republic, 2/29/12)
Gov. Brewer, others react to ABC15 report on child abuse scandal in Sheriff Babeu’s past (Blog for Arizona, 2/29/12)
Video: Gov. Jan Brewer, other leaders sound off on ABC15 investigation into Sheriff Paul Babeu’s past (ABC15, 2/28/12)
When the people we elect despise the voters who elected them (Blog for Arizona, 2/28/12)
AZ moves to limit voter-OK’d tax hikes (Arizona Daily Star, 2/28/12)
Arizona redrawn legislative maps sent to Justice (Arizona Republic, 2/28/12)
Arizona Clean Elections bill advances (Arizona Republic, 2/28/12)
Brewer ‘bloviates’ on border –again (Arizona Central, 2/27/12)
Video: Babeu ran private boarding school with history of physical abuse (ABC15, 2/26/12)
Gov. Jan Brewer endorses Romney (LA Times, 2/26/12)
Opinion: Cutting worker protections unnecessary (Arizona Daily Star, 2/26/12)
Scandal aside, GOP voters say they’ll stay with Babeu (Arizona Daily Star, 2/26/12)
The Rising shows signs of life in Arizona (Blog for Arizona, 2/26/12)
Illegal immigration factoring into presidential race in Arizona (LA Times, 2/25/12)
Gay sheriff’s political star tarnished, but he’s not quitting (LA Times, 2/25/12)
AZ lege persisting in pushing anti-choice measure on AZ’s women (Random Musings, 2/25/12)
Babeu staff facing federal inquiry (Arizona Republic, 2/24/12)
Editorial: Lawmakers’ proposal will weaken Arizona (Arizona Republic, 2/24/12)
AZ House wants broader reporting on lobbyists (Arizona Daily Star, 2/24/12)
Brewer declines invite to testify on SB 1070 (Arizona Daily Star, 2/24/12)
Insider: Brewer plans to vote in person, doesn’t trust absentee ballots (Arizona Republic, 2/24/12)
Some puzzled by low profile of Babeu’s ex-boyfriend Jose (Arizona Republic, 2/24/12)
Public employee union bills stall in Arizona Senate (AzCapitolTimes, 2/23/12)
Governor: Lawmakers must bend on budget (Arizona Daily Star, 2/23/12)
Senate subcommittee wants Brewer to appear to defend SB 1070 (Arizona Republic, 2/23/12)
Where did Jan Brewer get her plan to destroy the civil service merit selection system? (Blog for Arizona, 2/23/12)
No-growth budget OK’d by 2 panels; changes possible (Arizona Daily Star, 2/22/12)
Brewer: AZ debate could be pivotal, plus decide her own vote (Arizona Daily Star, 2/22/12)
Our tyrannical Tea-Publican legislature shuts out the public on the budget (Blog for Arizona, 2/22/12)
Babeu’s ex-lover’s immigrant status unclear (Arizona Daily Star, 2/21/12)
Brewer seeks revamp of state-worker system (Arizona Daily Star, 2/21/12)
GOP lawmakers offer zero-growth budget (Arizona Daily Star, 2/21/12)
Babeu Watch: What will we tell the conservatives? (Blog for Arizona, 2/21/12)
Commentary: Why Arizona banned ethnic studies (LA Times, 2/20/12)
Terri Proud and ‘tyranny of the minority’ (Blog for Arizona, 2/19/12)
Bond-veto bill draws town, city opposition (Arizona Daily Star, 2/19/12)
Article’s claim: Babeu threatened alleged boyfriend (Arizona Republic, 2/18/12)
Opinion: Measure itself is excessive (Arizona Republic, 2/17/12)
Yet another destructive bill from the Goldwater Institute (Blog for Arizona, 2/17/12)
Anti-union dues deduction bill would cost local governments more money (Blog for Arizona, 2/17/12)
The Arizona Legislature: Tackling the really important issues (Blog for Arizona, 2/17/12)
Education group takes first steps to putting sales tax issue on ballot (East Valley Tribune, 2/17/12)
Measure to change recall elections fails committee (AzCapitolTimes, 2/16/12)
Bill passes to weaken employee unions; Mesa GOP senators vote against (East Valley Tribune, 2/16/12)
‘Partisan doctrine’ in classes targeted (Arizona Daily Star, 2/16/12)
Insider: Minimum wage may shrink for some (Arizona Republic, 2/16/12)
Neoconfederate Tea-publican secessionists are back with ‘nullification’ bill (Blog for Arizona, 2/16/12)
AZ House Speaker wants June special election on redistricting (Arizona Republic, 2/15/12)
Kill this bill: Frank Antenori’s TABOR ballot measure (Blog for Arizona, 2/15/12)
Aggressive anti-union bill on life support in Arizona (TPM, 2/15/12)
Anatomy of a doomed to fail recall – blind passion or blind egotism? (Blog for Arizona, 2/15/12)
Anti-union collective bargaining bill stalls in the Senate (Blog for Arizona, 2/15/12)
Second Senate panel votes to give the Governor a state militia for the border (Blog for Arizona, 2/15/12)
Arizona private prisons slammed by report (Arizona Republic, 2/15/12)
Arizona Supreme Court lets AHCCCS cuts stand (Arizona Republic, 2/15/12)
Bill gives legislators veto over ACC decisions (Arizona Daily Star, 2/15/12)
Middle East terror group cited as reason to put armed volunteer militia on Arizona-Mexico border (AzCapitolTimes, 2/14/12)
Arizona spending-control effort advances (Arizona Republic, 2/14/12)
Gov. Brewer’s plan to do away with the civil service merit selection system to get fast-tracked this week (Blog for Arizona, 2/13/12)
Arizona Legislature could fund militia for border (AzCapitolTimes, 2/13/12)
Arizona bill would restrict recall elections (Arizona Republic, 2/13/12)
Editorial: English-only for candidates (LA Times, 2/11/12)
Russell Pearce testing the waters? (Arizona Central, 2/10/12)
The Goldwater Institute — and ALEC — get long overdue media attention (Blog for Arizona, 2/10/12)
Labor leaders cry foul over bills on public-worker unions (Tucson Sentinel, 2/10/12)
Arizona district maps sent to DC for approval (Arizona Republic, 2/10/12)
New alliance to focus on border issues, Brewer says (Arizona Republic, 2/10/12)
Boss Tweed’s plan to do away with the civil service merit selection system (Blog for Arizona, 2/10/12)
Rethinking voter-approved measures (Arizona Politics, 2/10/12)
Arizona schools may bypass new nutrition standards (Arizona Republic, 2/9/12)
Bills assaulting the AIRC pass senate committee (Blog for Arizona, 2/9/12)
Press conference/Rally for the recall of Jan Brewer (Blog for Arizona, 2/9/12)
Bill to protect conservative faculty gets committee (Arizona Daily Star, 2/9/12)
Tea-Publicans assault the Voter Protection Act (Blog for Arizona, 2/9/12)
Lawmaker: Have voter-approved measures face reauthorization (AZCapitolTimes, 2/8/12)
Personhood has come to Arizona! (Arizona Politics, 2/8/12)
Arizona not ripe for big union fight (Arizona Republic, 2/8/12)
Arizona rethinks focus on ‘use tax’ (Arizona Republic, 2/8/12)
The specious sob stories behind the attack on Clean Elections (Arizona Politics, 2/8/12)
Arizona revs anti-abortion bid (Arizona Republic, 2/8/12)
Arizona tort-reform measure advances (Arizona Republic, 2/8/12)
Purposefully deceptively titled ballot measure to kill Citizens Clean Elections passed in Senate committee (Blog for Arizona, 2/8/12)
Is Arizona gay marriage ban doomed? (Arizona Republic, 2/7/12)
Yet another example of lobbyists and legislators restricting the rights of citizens (Blog for Arizona, 2/7/12)
Fool’s gold: Best reason to by back govt buildings is, we don’t have to spend that money on education or children’s health (Blog for Arizona, 2/7/12)
Competitive districts and unintended consequences (Arizona Republic, 2/5/12)
Arizona politicians haggle over 2013 budget (Arizona Republic, 2/5/12)
Time for unions to stand against this assault on working people (Blog for Arizona, 2/4/12)
Court strikes down the Arizona Republic’s pension reforms as unconstitutional (Blog for Arizona, 2/4/12)
Arizona pension law ruled unconstitutional (Arizona Republic, 2/3/12)
AZ Court: Employees don’t have to pay larger share of state pensions (East Valley Tribune, 2/3/12)
AZ Democratic Party on Republican anti-worker legislation (Blog for Arizona, 2/3/12)
Russell Pearce wants to run again, no surprise there (Phoenix New Times, 2/3/12)
Arizona poised to follow Walker’s lead on unions (The Cap Times, 2/3/12)
The Scott Walker and Goldwater Institute connection: the ‘Kochtopus’ (Blog for Arizona, 2/3/12)
How Scott Walker and ALEC plotted the attack on Arizona’s unions (The Nation, 2/2/12)
Pearce eyes Senate comeback (AZCapitolTimes, 2/2/12)
Brewer’s ultimatum: State personnel reform or no union-busting bills (East Valley Tribune, 2/2/12)
Arizona bill targets public employee unions (Tucson Citizen, 2/1/12)

JANUARY 2012

The GOP war on organized labor: Jan Brewer’s bid to be the Scott Walker of the West begins Wed. (Blog for Arizona, 1/31/12)
Opinion: Don’t shroud Arizona lobbying (Arizona Republic, 1/31/12)
Abortion bill would alter Arizona law to define life as beginning at conception (East Valley Tribune, 1/31/12)
Sweeping bills attack public employee unions (AZCentral, 1/31/12)
AZ lawmaker wants to make lunch program optional (KTAR, 1/30/12)
Son of TABOR 2 – Tea-publican tyranny run amok (Blog for Arizona, 1/30/12)
Kill this bill: The Goldwater Institute is a lobbyist organization (Blog for Arizona, 1/30/12)
Dozens of national organizations oppose banning of books at TUSD (Blog for Arizona, 1/30/12)
Panel approves measure to reduce, eliminate state tax on capital gains (East Valley Tribune, 1/30/12)
Bill eyes definition of who is lobbyist (Arizona Republic, 1/29/12)
Editorial: Don’t force Arizona into fiscal shackles (Arizona Republic, 1/29/12)
Russell Pearce nabs first vice chair, Ron Paul dominates straw poll at state GOP meeting (Phoenix New Times, 1/29/12)
Andy Tobin taking the lead in the Republican fight against independent redistricting (Blog for Arizona, 1/28/12)
Sylvia Allen’s ‘Arizona Guard’: Disaster in the making (Phoenix New Times, 1/28/12)
The GOP war on the AIRC returns with a vengeance (Blog for Arizona, 1/27/12)
Can Howard Fischer fire himself from Capitol Media Services? (Blog for Arizona, 1/27/12)
Editorial: Finger-wagging Brewer cast state in a bad light (Arizona Daily Star, 1/27/12)

Welfare drug testing bill withdrawn after amended to include testing lawmakers (Huffington Post, 1/27/12)
Senate panel votes to give the Governor a state militia for the border (Blog for Arizona, 1/27/12)
Jan Brewer, Queen of Delusions (Blog for Arizona, 1/26/12)
Judge upholds Arizona school voucher plan (Arizona Daily Star, 1/26/12)
Jan Brewer behaving badly (Blog for Arizona, 1/26/12)
AZ Gov. Jan Brewer calls Obama ‘thin-skinned’ after airport argument (Washington Post, 1/26/12)
Brewer’s book jumps over 285K places on sales list after Obama incident (East Valley Tribune, 1/26/12)
Mayor seems to contradict Gov. Brewer’s story on Obama run-in (TPM, 1/26/12)
Obama tangles with Gov. Jan Brewer over immigration book (Washington Post, 1/25/12)
Arizona candidate challenged over English skills (New York Times, 1/25/12)
Airport greeting turns testy between President Obama, Jan Brewer (LA Times, 1/25/12)
Brewer: Obama ‘disturbed’ by my book (KPHO, 1/25/12)
Brewer, Obama exchange tense greeting at Mesa airport (East Valley Tribune, 1/25/12)
Budget chair: ‘We don’t need no stinkin’ testimony on the budget’ (Blog for Arizona, 1/25/12)
Insider: Budget hearing won’t have comments (Arizona Republic, 1/24/12)
Commentary: Why Obama is trying to put Arizona in play (Washington Post, 1/24/12)
Study compares pay, benefits of workers in Phoenix sectors (Arizona Republic, 1/23/12)
Legislature to repeal the Arizona Republic’s unconstitutional pension reform legislation (Blog for Arizona, 1/23/12)
Giffords had quick political rise; future unclear (Arizona Republic, 1/22/12)
Repeal of legislative immunity proposed in Arizona (East Valley Tribune, 1/21/12)
New rules put restrictions on protests at state Capitol (East Valley Tribune, 1/20/12)
Commentary: Arizona Republicans make keeping their own jobs a top priority (East Valley Tribune, 1/20/12)
State’s unemployment rate stays steady (East Valley Tribune, 1/19/12)
Brewer lays hands on stimulus money, turns it into jobs creator (Blog for Arizona, 1/19/12)
Governor, in Tucson, lauds aviation, innovation (Arizona Daily Star, 1/19/12)
Proposed change to school lunch program prompts criticism, concern (East Valley Tribune, 1/19/12)
Judge: Arizona must move forward on pot dispensaries (East Valley Tribune, 1/19/12)
Arizona Democratic Roadmap to the Future 2012 (Blog for Arizona, 1/18/12)
Sunshine, lollipops and rainbows at redistricting (Arizona Republic, 1/18/12)
Arizona may undo fix to pension system (Arizona Republic, 1/18/12)
Opinion: Bible in schools not a topic for the Legislature (Arizona Daily Star, 1/18/12)
Self-serving bills mark new legislative session (Arizona Republic, 1/18/12)
Bill would overturn ban on AZ lawmaker lobbying (East Valley Tribune, 1/17/12)
Arizona panel OKs legislative, congressional maps (Arizona Republic, 1/17/12)
Arizona school-voucher push is revived (Arizona Republic, 1/17/12)
Legislation would allow public schools to end free lunches (East Valley Tribune, 1/17/12)
AIRC Update: We have final maps – to the DOJ! (Blog for Arizona, 1/17/12)
Our brilliant (bought-and-paid-for and secret-keeping) state Legislature (Blog for Arizona, 1/17/12)
Redistricting commission finalizes Arizona political maps (East Valley Tribune, 1/17/12)
Arizona legislators propose all-about-me bills (Arizona Republic, 1/17/12)
Did Jan Brewer threaten impeachment of Arizona Supreme Court Justices? (Blog for Arizona, 1/15/12)
Arizona judges will rule on own entitlements (Arizona Republic, 1/14/12)
Video: Jan Brewer discusses State of the State address (Arizona Public Media, 1/13/12)
Arizona’s ban on ethnic studies proscribes Mexican-American history, local authors, even Shakespeare (Salon, 1/13/12)
From flat tax to flattened tax (Arizona Republic, 1/13/12)
A tax cut worth $3 million? Or $33 million? Who knows?! (Arizona Republic, 1/12/12)
GOP lawmakers’ 3500% stealth business tax-break (Blog for Arizona, 1/12/12)
Tuscon schools must explain Mexican Studies decision to federal court (Arizona Daily Star, 1/12/12)
The Mexican American Studies battles are far from over (Blog for Arizona, 1/12/12)
Plan expands tax exemption for AZ firms (Arizona Daily Star, 1/11/12)
AZ Rep. Jack Harper’s full employment for ex-legislators bill (Blog for Arizona, 1/11/12)
The Birther bill is baaack (Blog for Arizona, 1/11/12)
The TUSD vote to suspend MAS: ‘You continue to treat us like enemies’ (Tucson Weekly, 1/11/12)
Gov. Jan Brewer’s rhetoric vs. reality (Blog for Arizona, 1/10/12)
Get ready for Brewer’s “Arizona Ready” education plans (Blog for Arizona, 1/10/12)
State of the State: Through the looking glass (Blog for Arizona, 1/10/12)
Lawmakers return to Capitol amid major changes (AZCapitolTimes, 1/9/12)
Jan Brewer’s back gets self-inflicted pat-down during Gov’s third State of the State address (Phoenix New Times, 1/9/12)
Bundgaard’s out, but the fun at the lege never ends… (Blog for Arizona, 1/8/12)
Republican congressman from Arizona to switch districts (The Hill, 1/7/12)
Arizona legislators gear up for new session (Arizona Republic, 1/7/12)
Bundgaard goes, but not quietly (Blog for Arizona, 1/6/12)
Bundgaard – what a waste (Arizona Republic, 1/6/12)
State Sen. Scott Bundgaard resigns from Legislature (Arizona Republic, 1/6/12)
Rick Perry names Arpaio his Arizona campaign chairman (Texas Tribune, 1/6/12)
State Sen. Scott Bundgaard resigns from Legislature (Arizona Central, 1/6/12)
Arpaio redefines chutzpah in response to the DOJ’s finding letter (Blog for Arizona, 1/6/12)
Scott Bundgaard’s attorney: Senator resigned because ethics hearing was unfair (Phoenix New Times, 1/6/12)
Sen. Bundgaard hearing: Ex-girlfriend recounts roadside fight, calls for expulsion (Arizona Republic, 1/5/12)
Clear and convincing evidence of what Senator (sic) Bundgaard did (Blog for Arizona, 1/5/12)
Robert Robb proposes an unconstitutional end-run around ‘independent’ redistricting (Blog for Arizona, 1/4/12)
Opinion: GOP, but up your own maps or shut up (Arizona Republic, 1/4/12)
Sinema quits Legislature to run for Congress (East Valley Tribune, 1/3/12)
Arizona is a key expansion state for Obama campaign (Blog for Arizona, 1/3/12)

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