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Ben Giles
Reporter at . "Quite the sleuth journalist," according to a public official in a FOIAed email. Send tips to bgiles@azcapitoltimes.com
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Jeremy Duda 6h
Clean Elections Executive Director Tom Collins got the kidney transplant he'd been needing, thanks to an old college friend
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Rob O'Dell 12h
How Phoenix Explains a Rise in Police Violence: It’s the Civilians’ Fault. This is a great read from the NYT
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BrahmResnik Dec 11
BREAKING Arizona Supreme Court Justice John Pelander will retire March 1. Departure of appointee means will name his 4th justice to seven-member high court.
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Carmen Forman Dec 11
Don’t expect to repeal the new, vehicle-registration fee anytime soon.
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Eric Spencer Dec 11
The Maricopa County Superior Court has dismissed former Secretary Bennett's lawsuit against the Secretary of State and Clean Elections Commission, holding there is no cause of action under Arizona law to rehabilitate invalid $5 "qualifying contributions" for public funding.
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Ben Giles Dec 10
. already sponsored a bill in the Senate to do just that. Remains to be seen if any of the few Republican lawmakers who voted for the fee had a change of heart -- that's likely what it'd take for a successful vote to repeal.
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Steve Contorno Dec 10
Last year, Florida-based GEO Group bought one of the country’s largest providers of halfway houses, Community Education Centers, for $360 million. Now, they're backing the First Step Act, which would put millions of federal dollars into halfway houses.
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Carmen Forman Dec 10
ICYMI: Like previous Arizona secretaries of state, will serve as acting governor when leaves the state. It's unusual, but not unheard of for the acting governor to unilaterally make major decisions while the governor is gone.
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Ben Giles Dec 7
Replying to @JimSmall
It was just more fuel for the "I'm mad about this" fire.
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Ben Giles Dec 7
Lawmakers are not pleased that a fee they were told would cost Arizonans $18 is now gonna cost $32 when the renew vehicle registrations...
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Dustin Gardiner Dec 7
GET THIS... Arizona state Rep. David Stringer (the lawmaker facing widespread calls for his resignation over racist comments) was in court yesterday to defend outgoing state Rep. Paul Mosley (the lawmaker who bragged to a cop about driving 140 mph):
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Ben Giles Dec 7
Some Republicans and Democrats alike would prefer if Rep. David Stringer just went away. But so far, they're hoping he'll resign, and stopping short of calling for Stringer's expulsion.
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Ben Giles Dec 6
House Democratic leaders say incoming Speaker Rusty Bowers didn't go far enough in punishing Rep. David Stringer. If Stringer won't resign, they want a vote to censure.
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Ben Giles Dec 5
Replying to @dennis_welch
This comes on the heels of the new House Speaker, Rusty Bowers, telling he’s not going to take further action against Stringer.
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Ben Giles Dec 5
More lawmakers call on Rep. David Stringer to resign. This time it’s incoming Senate President Karen Fann, who reps the same district as Stringer:
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Dennis Welch Dec 5
NEW: House Speaker-elect Rusty Bowers (R) will take no further action against state Rep. David Stringer (R) over his racist remarks. Bowers called for Stringer's resignation, stripped him of all but one committee assignment & says expulsion in this case would be unconstitutional.
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Andrew Harnik Dec 5
The flag-draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush is arrives carried by a military honor guard during a State Funeral at the National Cathedral, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
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Ben Giles Dec 4
The path for criminal justice reform now goes through the Judiciary Committee, as it has in previous sessions. Stringer has been removed as vice chair of that committee.
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Carmen Forman Dec 4
The is calling for to investigate a $500,000 contribution to the Ducey Victory Fund Committee, alleging the contribution came from a shell corporation funded by an Arizona billionaire.
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AZ Capitol Times Nov 30
Rep. David Stringer on Friday was stripped of his chairmanship of the House Sentencing and Recidivism Reform Committee after again making inflammatory comments about race and immigration. via
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