Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a bill into law that requires schools to get parents' permission before putting unruly students in "isolation rooms."Read More »
Monthly Archives: April 2013
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed into law Wednesday another ban on synthetic marijuana, touting it as a new tool for law enforcement officials struggling to go after the evolving chemical configurations that make up synthetic drugs.Read More »
State Senate President Andy Biggs strongly indicated today he will allow a vote on Gov. Jan Brewer’s Medicaid expansion plan even though he’s adamantly opposed to it.Read More »
The director of the Arizona Department of Veterans Services resigned after a former lawmaker he tried to hire against the governor’s wishes made comments to a Tucson newspaper about how women would deal with menstruation in combat.Read More »
On the political map of the Southwest, Arizona stands out.
Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico are independent-minded states that once leaned Republican but are trending Democratic, partly because of increasing numbers of Hispanic voters alienated from the GOP by its tough stance on illegal immigration.
The Arizona chapter of Americans for Prosperity has responded in kind to the Arizona Business Coalition’s mailer supporting Carter. AFP this week sent out a mailer criticizing Carter for her support of Brewer’s Medicaid plan. The front of the mailer is nearly identical to the coalition’s mailer, but instead of thanking Carter for “standing up for Arizona families,” it thanks her for “standing up for Obamacare.”Read More »
BISBEE — The City Council in a former mining community-turned-artist's haven in rural southeastern Arizona voted Tuesday night to approve an ordinance to recognize civil unions for same-sex couples.Read More »
Some Arizona leaders say gun ownership contributes to domestic violence. State Sens. Katie Hobbs and Olivia Cajero Bedford are leading a campaign in Arizona to connect weak gun laws and domestic abuse.Read More »
WASHINGTON – The Federal Election Commission has fined Rep. Trent Franks’ campaign committee $14,000 for failing to report spending of more than $300,000, mostly on mailings, from 2009 to 2011.Read More »
SAN FRANCISCO — The federal government argued Tuesday that a section of Arizona's 2010 immigration law that prohibits "harboring" people living in the country illegally should be blocked.Read More »