Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal in the final hours of his administration today again found Tucson Unified School District in violation of a state law forbidding ethnic studies.Read More »
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Gov. Jan Brewer cut three years off the sentence of a 24-year-old man convicted of manslaughter, the only prisoner she gave mercy to in 2014 who wasn’t dying.Read More »
Attorney General Tom Horne says his loss in the Republican primary came about because he was targeted for defeat by the state’s largest circulation newspaper. Horne spoke about that, his accomplishments and disappointments in office, and what is next for him in a recent exit interview with the Arizona Capitol Times.Read More »
Courts in 2014 struck down Arizona laws by siding with gays, abortion providers, and illegal immigrants. Public school students also got a big win in court, but that case probably won’t be resolved any time soon.Read More »
Secretary of State Ken Bennett isn’t ready to ride off into the sunset after a nearly 30-year career of political and appointed office, but he’s not trying to execute a grand plan of attaining high political office either.Read More »
Arizona Department of Corrections Director Charles Ryan announced today the state will stop executing prisoners with the drug combination used on Joseph Wood, who took two hours to die in July.Read More »
Charter schools will be looking for ways to obtain buildings in the next legislative session through laws that would give them more favorable financing and preference when public school districts sell property.Read More »
Superintendent of Public Instruction-elect Diane Douglas isn’t planning on immediately overhauling the state’s learning standards, her new chief of staff said.Read More »
The U.S. Supreme Court is going to decide Friday whether to hear a dispute over Arizona’s requirement for doctors to use federal standards in administering medication abortions.Read More »
The struggle for legalizing recreational-use marijuana will likely center on the impacts of the drug on Arizona children.
Anti-marijuana forces are arguing that the drug harms the brain and that making it legally available will lead to more children using it, while legalized-marijuana advocates are ready to propose an excise tax that would go to schools.