Lobbyist Gary Husk has agreed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor and pay $30,000 to end a criminal felony indictment alleging he funneled illegal political contributions through his employees, a source familiar with the case said. Husk’s business, Husk Partners, will also plead guilty to a misdemeanor.Read More »
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Arizona is at the center of the abortion debate as the U.S. Supreme Court decides whether to consider a challenge to a 2012 law that strikes at the heart of the 40-year-old landmark case, Roe v. Wade.Read More »
Pinal County Attorney Lando Voyles wants to add human smugglers who kill to the categories that qualify someone for death row.
He also wants to add people who the state can prove will likely kill again.
The issue of fully funding inflation for K-12 is headed for another round in the courts, even though the state Supreme Court ruled in September the Legislature must make annual adjustments.Read More »
The team assigned to check on the safety of children associated with abuse calls that went without investigation has found no “significant’’ cases after seeing more than 2,000 children in the first month of work.Read More »
Courts in 2013 decided an Arizona law requiring voters prove citizenship doesn’t apply to federal registration forms, and the state has to account for inflation when funding public schools. Both issues promise to linger beyond the New Year. But the gavel ...Read More »
Money was beginning to flow again to Child Protective Services after the economic downturn of the last decade. But the public disclosure on Nov. 21 that more than 6,000 calls into the Child Abuse Hotline were set aside without an investigation evaporated any illusion that CPS was changing for the better.Read More »
The executive director of a federal commission with no commissioners is going to decide whether Arizona can require voter registrants who use federal forms to provide proof of citizenship.Read More »
A federal judge on Dec. 23 allowed roughly 230 gay and lesbian state employees to be plaintiffs in a lawsuit seeking to block an Arizona policy that denies benefits for domestic partners.Read More »
The Arizona Attorney General’s Office is asking lawmakers for $800,000 a year to do death-penalty work it was planning to turn over to the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office.Read More »