After being approved recently for the Obama administration’s deferred action program for young illegal immigrants, Elisa Vega said she tried to get an Arizona driver’s license only to find out she couldn’t.Read More »
Monthly Archives: January 2013
A bill introduced by an ally of former state Sen. Russell Pearce would set the stage for reimbursing the Mesa Republican for his spending in the November 2011 recall election that ousted him from the Legislature.Read More »
A former Arizona legislator will be sentenced Wednesday for his convictions on charges that he solicited and accepted a bribe while he was a Tempe city councilman and misled donors about a scholarship fund to benefit his relatives.Read More »
A proposed update of Arizona’s plan for protecting bicyclists and pedestrians on state highways calls for shoulders 4 feet or wider and more sidewalks and paths that can be shared by those pedaling or walking.Read More »
Those who support Arizona’s new Common Core standards for math and English education say they help turn students into better thinkers and prepare them for college and the workforce.
Those who question the new standards say they could create added expenses for public schools, including new textbooks, teacher training and the need for new technology. They say the price tag, still undetermined, could be astronomical.
Had voters passed the Open Elections/Open Government measure, proponents argued that the result would have been less-radical ideologues being elected and a looser grip by political parties on elected offices.Read More »
Concerned about medical marijuana co-ops attracting blight and crime to residential neighborhoods, Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk is pushing a bill in the state Senate that would reaffirm counties’ zoning authority over marijuana and cannabis cultivation.Read More »
Proposition 204 promised to put increased funding into schools across the state by permanently extending a temporary 1-cent sales tax that dedicated the revenue to education.
But strong support for the tax when voters approved it in 2010 fractured in 2012, revealing a partisan divide.
Flora Jessop, an escaped former member of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Colorado City, promised today that change is coming to the small community that straddles the Arizona-Utah border.Read More »
Lottery winners in Arizona would be able to keep their anonymity under a bill being pushed in the state House of Representatives by a Republican lawmaker who says players shouldn't face safety risks just because they're lucky enough to win big.Read More »