This month, the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule on affirmative action in school admissions in Fisher v. University of Texas. While affirmative action was adopted with the long overdue intention of instituting justice and righting innumerable wrongs, it was poorly designed.Read More »
Monthly Archives: June 2013
Bleary eyed Arizona lawmakers took final votes on a slew of bills late Thursday evening and early Friday morning as they wrapped up the Legislature’s annual regular session.
The often contentious session that lasted nearly six months ended as most do, with some laughs and somewhat delirious attempts to continue following procedure and to sine die, which came at 12:59 a.m. June 14, the 151st day of the session.
The Attorney General’s office announced in a press release today that people who wrongfully lost their homes to a foreclosure and filed claims with the AG would begin receiving restitution checks today.Read More »
The rest of the country is learning something about Gov. Jan Brewer that Arizonans have known for years — the SB1070-fueled perception of her as a finger-wagging Tea Party icon is only part of the story.Read More »
Health and Human Services has published under the guise of health care reform more than 20,000 pages of new rules and regulations.Read More »
A bill allowing health inspectors to carry out unannounced inspections of abortion clinics failed on June 13, but its supporters promised to revive it next year.Read More »
House and Senate approve Medicaid expansion, ending months of debate
After a bitter and prolonged debate that ripped apart Republican majorities in the House and Senate, Arizona lawmakers approved Gov. Jan Brewer’s Medicaid expansion proposal and sent it to her for her signature.
The Arizona Senate revived an election omnibus bill Thursday that could limit early voting participation after Republican leaders pressured their caucus to pass the measure in the final hours of the 2013 legislative session.Read More »
The Arizona Senate has reversed course and approved an expansion of a school voucher program that allows students to use public funds to attend a private school.Read More »
This week's most outstanding quips, gibes and utterances.Read More »