The Arizona Supreme Court today rejected lawmakers’ decision in 2009 to divert a portion of revenues from the state trust lands to pay for the operations of the State Land Department.Read More »
Yearly Archives: 2013
Another Democratic leader will unveil a package of legislation tomorrow in response to the mass shootings that have rocked the country in the past few years, including the Tucson rampage that seriously wounded then-Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and killed six others.Read More »
House Minority Leader Chad Campbell’s ideas for preventing a mass school shooting in Arizona include more cops in schools, more money pumped into the public-health system and stricter gun laws.
With a school resource officer and an award winning school counselor to help him make his case at a Jan. 9 press conference, Campbell said the cost of his 12-point plan would be $261 million. That would come from cutting a prized school-choice program favored by Republicans - the School Tuition Organization tax credit – as well as changes to tax laws and money from a $676 million budget surplus.
The Republic released the results of the poll conducted over the weekend on the 2014 AG’s race that was mentioned in yesterday’s report, and the early numbers look good for Goddard. The poll of 601 voters, conducted by Public Policy Polling from Jan. 4-6, shows Goddard beating Horne 50-38 with 12 percent undecided.Read More »
TUCSON — The Tucson Unified School District Governing Board is reversing itself by voting to drop an objection to providing so-called "culturally relevant" courses for core credit beginning next school year.Read More »
Arizona's recent redrawing of its congressional and legislative districts is racking up big legal bills for state government. That's largely because of lawsuits challenging the redistricting commission's politically charged work.Read More »
A state representative has a plan to force local public entities to vote on what the Legislature couldn’t last year: whether to stop the automatic deductions from public employees’ paychecks for union dues.Read More »
If Arizonans knew that ballot measures were permanent and nearly impossible to change, Rep. Michelle Ugenti thinks that residents would think twice before approving the measures.Read More »
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on an Arizona case Tuesday and found that death-row prisoners don’t have to be mentally competent while their appeals are pending in federal court.Read More »
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has been sworn in for an unprecedented sixth four-year term in office.Read More »