An Arizona lawmaker wants the state constitution amended to allow cuts to public employee pensions and increases in employee contributions if the systems are badly underfunded.Read More »
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Children's advocacy groups are looking at a decision by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer to replace the state's troubled child welfare agency with a new Cabinet-level division as a sign that she's serious about protecting children — even as they await details on how the new agency will operate.Read More »
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer says she wants lawmakers to pass a package of business incentives and has called on lawmakers to eliminate a tax on electricity used by manufacturers.Read More »
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has called on lawmakers to pass legislation making it easier for police and prosecutors to target human traffickers.Read More »
The federal government says nearly 28,000 Arizonans have picked plans under the Affordable Care Act health care exchange in the first three months of open enrollment.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer has named the owner of a Yuma-based transportation service to an appointment on the Arizona Game and Fish Commission.Read More »
TUCSON — Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords — still recovering from a shooting three years ago — said Thursday she might consider a return to political office.
The Arizona Democrat kept the door open when asked about such a possibility, saying "well, a little later" and "maybe" during an interview on NBC's "Today" show.
The U.S. attorney's office for the District of Arizona has claimed more than $7.7 million from civil and criminal actions in fiscal year 2013.
U.S. Attorney John S. Leonardo announced the amount in a news release Thursday.
In a move described as a way to improve transparency, the Peoria City Council is prohibiting its members from sending text messages or emails during meetings.Read More »
Maricopa County officials approved the first installment Wednesday of nearly $22 million in estimated taxpayer costs for complying with a racial profiling ruling against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office.Read More »