Arizona has either a shortfall of approximately 4,000 prison beds or a surplus of about 1,000 beds, with the difference based on whether more than 5,100 temporary beds are counted as part of the overall picture.Read More »
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Paul Petersen is the new assessor for Maricopa County.
The county Board of Supervisors on Monday unanimously selected Petersen for the job over 10 other applicants.
The head of the state Board of Executive Clemency has resigned and been replaced by another member of the board.Read More »
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is scheduled to lead a delegation to India this week.Read More »
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has assumed control of radar blimps used to monitor the U.S.-Mexico border.Read More »
A special committee including members of the Arizona Legislature has been appointed to examine how the state's incomes tax system could be overhauled to make it simpler and more fair and transparent.Read More »
Outspoken Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio is opposing the appointment of an independent monitor and other moves to address a judge's finding that his agency racially profiled Latinos, according to a court filing on Friday.Read More »
A conservative advocacy group is asking a court to order Phoenix to stop allowing its police officers and firefighters from increasing their pensions by counting unused sick leave, vacation time and other benefits.Read More »
A lawmaker exploring a possible run for Arizona Secretary of State has dropped the effort and thrown his support to fellow Republican Wil Cardon.Read More »
The pregnant widow of one of the firefighters killed while fighting a wildfire near Yarnell is asking Gov. Jan Brewer to call a special session of the Legislature to address benefits for the men's families.Read More »