The House Appropriations committee narrowly passed a bill today that would require all university students to pay at least $2,000 of their tuition.Read More »
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After a flurry of announcements and a press conference late today, confusion reigned over who would investigate allegations involving Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu’s and his gay ex-lover.
The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office announced today that Attorney General Tom Horne will handle the investigation. Earlier in the day, Babeu said he wanted Gila County officials to conduct the investigation, but they declined.
Disgraced former Fiesta Bowl CEO John Junker pleaded guilty to a felony in Maricopa County Superior Court today and implicated a lobbyist as the brains behind a scheme to have employees reimbursed by the bowl for their political campaign contributions.Read More »
The Goldwater Institute looked to a group of community organizers and Democratic operatives for inspiration for its latest school choice idea.
The institute helped draft and is advocating for SB1204, which would allow parents of students attending failing schools to close down the school, convert it to a charter school or remove the principal.
The Arizona Legislature filed an amicus brief Monday with the U.S. Supreme Court in the appeal of a ruling that blocked enforcement of SB1070, the state’s immigration enforcement law.Read More »
A power struggle over who has the authority to set the state’s energy policies has erupted with a bill that would make the Arizona Corporation Commission answerable to the Legislature and governor.Read More »
Just when it seemed the conflict in Tucson Unified School District was nearly resolved, Sen. Lori Klein has sponsored a bill aimed at the teachers of the defunct Mexican American Studies program.Read More »
The House Government Committee today approved a bill that would give the Legislature and governor final say over new rules and rule changes adopted by the Arizona Corporation Commission.Read More »
Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal announced today that the state will seek a waiver from No Child Left Behind, the federal law that sets education standards.Read More »
The House Judiciary Committee took the first steps Thursday in creating a new unit of investigators dedicated to high-priority child abuse and neglect cases, a cornerstone measure recommended by the Child Safety Task Force.Read More »