Immigrant rights advocates plan to appeal a court ruling that declined to halt Gov. Jan Brewer's order denying driver's licenses for young immigrants who have gotten work permits and avoided deportation under an Obama administration policy.Read More »
Monthly Archives: June 2013
TUCSON — The Tucson Unified School District has selected a new next superintendent. The district's governing board voted 4-1 Tuesday to appoint Heliodoro Torres Sanchez to lead Tucson schools after John Pedicone announced his resignation in March.Read More »
There was no frenzy at Maricopa County Elections upon word of Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling forbidding Arizona from requiring proof of citizenship for voters using federal registration forms. Nor does the decision mean voters will encounter changes in the way they register.Read More »
An appeals court ruled 2-1 today that Arizona will be able to continue holding illegal immigrants charged with certain serious felonies without bail.Read More »
A group of Arizona business leaders say they have until Aug. 5 to tell the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency why forcing the Navajo Generating Station to spend as much as $1 billion on retrofits to the coal-powered plant would have dire consequences on the state economy and residents’ pocketbooks.Read More »
The Dems, in their turn, acknowledged the pressure that their Republican colleagues faced. Landrum Taylor thanked the Republicans for supporting expansion, despite the “extraordinary pressures” that members of their own party exerted, as well as her Democratic colleagues who reached across the aisle, and the governor for her leadership. “Her leadership in crafting and passing this historic legislation was certainly challenged.Read More »
WASHINGTON – The House voted overwhelmingly Monday to approve a bill to fix a federal surveying error that had put homes of some residents of the Mountainaire subdivision partly in the Coconino National Forest.Read More »
TUCSON — Opponents have failed to prove that a proposed new open pit mine near Tucson would harm groundwater supplies, an administrative judge recently ruled.Read More »
Want to report immigration abuses in Arizona? There's an app for that. KPHO-TV reports that a new mobile app aimed at reporting abuses stemming from the state's harsh SB1070 immigration law is set to be unveiled Tuesday by the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona.Read More »
Third-party candidates may become a rare breed in Arizona.
HB2305, an omnibus elections bill, dramatically raises the number of signatures that Green Party, Libertarian and other third-party candidates will need to qualify for the ballot. Whereas signature requirements have historically been based on the number of registered votes a party has, the bill equalizes the requirements for all parties.