House Speaker Andy Tobin at the state capitol in 2013. He beat his Republican primary opponent, Gary Kiehne, by just over 400 votes last month. A big factor in his victory could have been the large number of independents voting in the Republican race.
Jennifer Pizer, attorney for Lambda Legal, discusses Friday's hearing on behalf of Fred McQuire, seated, to be listed as the surviving spouse of the man he married in California. With them is Patrick Ralph who also found himself in the same legal position after his spouse died.
Credit Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer
In what could be the first crack in the state’s ban on gay marriage, a federal judge Friday ordered the state to issue a death certificate for George Martinez that lists Green Valley resident Fred McQuire as his legal spouse. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.
The Clean Elections Commission concluded this afternoon there’s enough evidence to merit a full-blown investigation into whether Attorney General Tom Horne used state personnel and resources in his reelection bid. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.
Education took center stage Wednesday night as gubernatorial hopefuls, Democrat Fred DuVal and Republican Doug Ducey, faced off in their first debate ahead of the general election. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer was there.
Arizona's Republican nominee for superintendent of public instruction, Diane Douglas. A centerpiece of her campaign is the repeal of the federal Common Core standards, a program supported by outgoing governor Jan Brewer.
The executive director of the Clean Elections Commission concluded today there’s reason to believe that Tom Horne used more than $300,000 worth of state employee time and office rent in his bid to get reelected as attorney general. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer has details.
Fred McQuire, left, and new husband George Martinez following their wedding last year in San Diego. Martinez died in Tucson and now McQuire wants a judge to rule the death certificate should reflect his legal status as widow.
Credit Photo courtesy Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund
A special assistant attorney general told a federal judge Monday it’s too bad — but not illegal — that the state won’t list Fred McQuire as the survivor of the man he legally wed in California. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.