Appeals court hears arguments on Arizona law removing same-sex partner benefits
An Arizona law removing domestic partner benefits for state employees discriminates against same-sex couples because they can’t get married to qualify, an attorney argued Monday before an appeals court panel.
Voting may get more efficient, but farther from home
Arizona is taking a first step into a money-saving way to run elections, but a representative of a politically powerful seniors organization is cautioning that the change may confuse, and thus disenfranchise, some voters.
Flake makes it official
Flake officially announced he’s running for Senate at a morning press conference.
Birthright bills won’t be heard this week
The birthright legislation has taken a backseat after lawmakers convened in a special session Monday to tackle a bill that aims to cut taxes as a way to attract businesses to Arizona.
Ariz. Congressman Flake announces US Senate bid
U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake of Arizona announced Monday he is a candidate for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in 2012.
Ariz. may require hospitals to check citizenship
Arizona lawmakers are trying to widen the state’s illegal immigration crackdown with a proposal to require hospitals to confirm whether patients are in the country legally.
Crandell to feds: Sign up and pay up, or stay out
State Rep. Chester Crandell, R-Heber, wants the state to regulate federal regulators.
Crandell is pushing HB2077, which would require visiting officials from any federal regulatory agency to register with the sheriff of the Arizona county they are working in.
Free state transportation planners from federal handcuffs
Despite transportation funds coming from taxes paid by Arizona drivers, the federal government puts conditions and mandates on the use of these funds before states can be reimbursed for expenditures. Gov. Jan Brewer and the Arizona Department of Transportation have been fighting for more local control of transportation funds to better meet the state’s short- and long-range needs.
Light rail — ‘Lite’: A smaller-scale commuter rail will run right down Mill Avenue. Is the area ready?
During the nearly two-year building process for the original light rail line, several business owners in central Phoenix said they were on the brink of ruin. They blamed street- and foot-traffic disruptions caused by the 21-mile major construction project.
New lawmaker profile: Rep. Karen Fann, R-Prescott
This is one of a series of biographical sketches Cronkite News Service is producing about new members of the Arizona State Legislature. Each follows this format and includes a mugshot and video.
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