A bill to require random drug testing for recipients of two welfare programs is expected to be revived next year, but opponents argue that based on similar laws in other states, it would likely be ruled unconstitutional and not be cost-effective.Read More »
Seventeen Arizona legislators have thrown their support behind Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, according to an announcement released this morning.Read More »
The man who was hand-picked by Gov. Jan Brewer to oversee a new agency charged with re-igniting Arizona’s struggling economy is set to collect a whopper of a paycheck. But Don Cardon’s idea of how to guide the Arizona Commerce Authority may run contrary to the governor’s own philosophical leanings about how the quasi-public group should go about luring new business to the state.Read More »
The CEO of the fledgling Arizona Commerce Authority will collect a base salary that will nearly double his pay compared to when he was the director of the now-defunct Arizona Department of Commerce.
The salary package, approved today by the Arizona Commerce Authority board of directors, came over the objections of House Speaker Andy Tobin and Senate President Russell Pearce.
It has not been a good month for Planned Parenthood.
On Aug. 12, the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled as constitutional a 2009 law that imposed a number of restrictions on abortion procedures, lifting a two-year-old injunction and opening the law for enforcement.
The Goldwater Institute is among the most powerful public-policy groups in Arizona.
The organization’s employees draft legislation, regularly meet with lawmakers and testify before committee hearings at the state Capitol. The group even advocated for the call of a 2010 special session in which lawmakers sought to give workers the right to a secret ballot in union elections.
But the institute’s officials bristle at the suggestion that the organization has more than one lobbyist on its staff.
The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Arizona and the Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence have filed a federal lawsuit challenging a new state law that prohibits entities from qualifying as charitable organizations if they provide, pay for, promote or refer patients for abortions.Read More »
In the week following a string of Washington and Wall Street theatrics, experts are saying that Arizona’s recovery will be slowed as consumer and investor confidence dwindles.Read More »
The debt-ceiling debate, the downgrading of the U.S. debt and the market mini-crash this week have exacted a steep toll on Arizona’s stock market investments.Read More »
Valley businesses executives told Congressman Ben Quayle on Tuesday to stop the partisan infighting in Washington if he and his fellow politicians want to restore confidence and stability in the market.Read More »