A special team formed by Gov. Jan Brewer to address 6,596 reports of neglect and abuse that child-welfare workers set aside without investigating has finished examining the cases.Read More »
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The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office is going to dismiss a misdemeanor charge related to an allegation that Rep. Bob Robson, a Chandler Republican, tampered with a campaign sign.Read More »
A bulging caseload for lawyers in the child-welfare unit of the Attorney General’s Office raises questions about whether they can effectively represent their client, the Department of Child Services.Read More »
The pastor of a small Gilbert congregation says the town government believes political campaign signs are more important than the small placards that give directions to his service.
Attorneys for Clyde Reed, pastor and founder of Good News Presbyterian Church, will now try to convince the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision in Gilbert’s favor.
An out-of-state law firm is representing an Arizona First Amendment advocacy group that hopes to convince a federal judge that the state’s execution procedures are unconstitutional and the state should be required to provide information on the prolonged execution of an Arizona inmate.Read More »
The two-decade old charter school movement is heading in a new direction as a bond-rating firm warns that it could spell long-term financial trouble for a Phoenix district.Read More »
The Arizona Attorney General’s Office is asking for a $2.7 million supplement to the current fiscal year 2015 budget to cover a shortfall and a permanent $4.7 million increase to hire more attorneys to work on child-welfare cases and keep the lawyers they have from fleeing to better paying jobs.Read More »
The race for superintendent of public instruction so far has been one guy stumping for himself. Democrat David Garcia’s Republican opponent, Diane Douglas, has yet to engage him in a debate. She hasn’t updated her website from her primary run nor has she done any media interviews.Read More »
The new Department of Child Services is asking for an additional $27.6 million for fiscal year 2016 to keep up with growth and replace an antiquated database that keeps track of the state’s abused and neglected kids.Read More »
The courts are busy sorting out an alleged scandal involving the state’s pension system for police and firefighters.Read More »