Political news and notes from around the Old Pueblo.
So-called “conservative slate” defeats Vernon Parker and Lucy Mason.
District 4 Democratic candidates focus on education in new primary election ad.
With 26 percent unemployment, jobs are Job 1 for LD 4 candidates
In the heavily Democratic district, it's winner take all in the primary between political newcomer Salomon Baldenegro Jr. and State Senator Olivia Cajero Bedford..
State Rep. Victoria Steele (D-Tucson), who introduced a bill to ban reading or sending a text while driving, went along with an Arizona Department of Public Safety Officer to patrol Interstate 10 on Wednesday.
A Tucson group is trying to revive the Stonewall Democrats of Arizona, building on the outrage over SB 1062, the religious freedom bill.
PHOENIX — A federal court refused Tuesday to disturb the lines for the state’s 30 legislative districts even if they were designed in part to favor Democrats.
PHOENIX — A federal court refused today to disturb the lines for the state's 30 legislative districts even if they might favor Democrats.
Now that the legislative session is over, perhaps it’s a good time to take out that trusty old political instrument, the moderatometer, and stick it under the tongue of Tucson’s favorite debatably moderate legislator, Ethan Orr.
A move by the National Republican Congressional Campaign has local Democrats seeing red over a set of new websites that appear to tout Democrat candidates.
State Sen. Linda Lopez is calling it quits.
WASHINGTON — Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday that the House will not hold formal, compromise talks on the Senate-passed comprehensive immigration bill, a fresh signal from the Republican leadership that the issue is dead for the year.
Tucsonans voted resoundingly for more of the same this year, electing all three Democratic incumbents to new terms on the City Council.
The “government” isn’t a monolithic entity, held together with impermeable glue. It’s a collection of individuals who, if they’re doing their jobs, are working each day for the good of our country and people.
WASHINGTON - In a major concession to business groups, the Obama administration Tuesday unexpectedly announced a one-year delay, until after the 2014 elections, in a central requirement of the new health-care law that many companies provide coverage for their workers or face fines.
Phoenix Democrat Fred DuVal made his run for governor official on Wednesday, saying the state is at a crossroads.
WASHINGTON — An assault-weapons ban won’t be in the gun-control legislation that Democrats bring to the Senate floor next month, a decision that means the ban’s chances of survival now are all but hopeless.
The Senate voted 17-12, with all Democrats opposed, to impose new rules on when a divorced parent can move.