The Arizona Board of Regents agreed at a recent meeting to request from the Legislature a 17.5 percent increase in funding, but lawmakers appear to have other budget priorities.Read More »
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The Arizona Department of Corrections’ oversight of private prisons has improved since a deadly, July 2010 escape, but the Office of the Auditor General also found the state-run prisons have their own security problems.Read More »
Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox said on the witness stand today that her ordeal with former County Attorney Andrew Thomas has made her question whether to run for re-election in 2012.Read More »
Andrew Thomas’ attorney hammered Maricopa County Supervisor Don Stapley in cross examination today about the finer details of his battles with the former County Attorney.Read More »
Attorney Tom Irvine was working in his law office on the afternoon of Dec. 31, 2008, when a process server dropped two lawsuits on him, filed by then-Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas.
Irvine, the sole witness on the third day of Thomas’ attorney disbarment hearing, described the experience of being targeted by the former county attorney.
Building a private prison in Goodyear would torpedo that city’s economic development prospects and one business has already balked at moving there if it happens, business groups opposed to the prison say.Read More »
Andrew Thomas’ former second-in-command testified today that the ex-County Attorney disregarded his advice against prosecuting County Supervisors and proceeding with a federal racketeering lawsuit alleging a criminal conspiracy among judges and supervisors.Read More »
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge refused today to immediately put a stop to the bidding process for private prisons to house 5,000 inmates.Read More »
Retired Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Kenneth Fields said he was speechless when a well-dressed process server at his front door handed him a racketeering lawsuit naming him as a defendant in December 2009.Read More »
The Arizona State Board of Education is going to ask the Legislature for more money to hire investigators to cut into a backlog of teacher misconduct investigations.Read More »