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 »
Author Archives: Gary GradoFeed Subscription
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 »
Gary Filer was sleeping in the back seat of a minivan traveling through Tucson when it collided with a drunken driver going the wrong way on Interstate 10.
Arizona Department of Gaming Director Mark Brnovich points to the Tucson case as an example of a reason to be wary of the tribe’s plans to build a casino at 91st and Northern avenues in an unincorporated area adjacent to Glendale
Senate Majority Leader Andy Biggs, whose son was stripped of his duties as a Gilbert police officer for shooting an unarmed man in the groin while off-duty in 2009, is sponsoring a bill to give disciplined cops a chance to take their cases to court.Read More »
Retired Arizona Supreme Court Justice Michael Ryan, who as a trial judge presided over some of the state’s most famous political cases, died of a heart attack Monday. He was 66.Read More »
Sex, money, the Bible and the U.S. Constitution are some of the subjects lawmakers are proposing this session to be taught in Arizona classrooms.
Most of the bills come from Republicans inspired by personal experiences, and they manage to reconcile their proposed classroom mandates with the principles of small government and local control of curriculum.
A police union is pushing for a new law that would overturn years of legal precedent by allowing cops to sue people who caused them injuries on duty.
The proposed provision, found in SB1186, would end the state’s use of the “fireman’s rule,” a long held legal doctrine built on the premise that first responders such as police, firefighters and medics can’t sue the people who caused their injuries because they entered their risky professions voluntarily and are compensated by some public benefit like workers’ compensation.