Gabrielle Giffords’ surprising and emotional return to Congress sparked a new wave of speculation about 2012, but her political future is no clearer now than it was before she walked in the U.S. House of Representatives.Read More »
For the first time since the Jan. 8 assassination attempt against her, U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords returned to Congress.Read More »
In a bid to overturn a partial enrollment freeze to the state’s Medicaid program, the Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest amended its lawsuit in response to a judge’s ruling that the original plaintiffs did not have standing to sue.Read More »
A proposal by the Commission on Privatization and Efficiency would radically alter the way school budgets are determined, but may face insurmountable hurdles if it surfaces in the Legislature.Read More »
An Arizona State University professor who became the target of a bill aimed at putting up a wall between public education and political partisanship said the legislation is unneeded.
The law’s sponsor, however, said it’s worth having on the books anyway.
Some of Arizona’s loudest and most influential voices in education will be silenced in future elections due to a law aimed squarely at keeping the Arizona School Boards Association off the campaign trail.
In response to ASBA’s financial largesse during the 2010 cycle on a couple of ballot measures, the Legislature passed HB2002, which prohibits school districts from spending money for membership in any association that attempts to influence the outcome of an election.
U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton didn’t immediately rule on a motion to dismiss Arizona’s countersuit against the federal government, but left no doubt that she would throw out at least part of the case.Read More »
Skeptics and opponents of the massive 2008 school district unification and consolidation push are voicing a willingness to give the issue another chance, but not without certain conditions.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer announced the members of the Arizona Commerce Authority’s new board of directors on Monday, naming a roster of mostly familiar faces who have helped oversee the transition away from the old Department of Commerce that it replaced.Read More »
In his quest for privatized city services, Sen. Frank Antenori is hoping he can get around the cities’ opposition and the governor’s veto stamp with a gentler touch — at least to a point.Read More »