Biggs changed the section allowing civil suits against governments and agencies that use sanctuary policies to require the courts to award legal fees to those entities if they prevail in their lawsuits. Another provision was added to protect Child Protective Service workers and emergency medical technicians from legal action as a result of the bill.Read More »
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After years of watching his anti-illegal-immigration bills crumble in a heap of vetoes, Sen. Russell Pearce took steps this time to ensure that S1070 would pass muster with Gov. Jan Brewer.Read More »
Law enforcement agencies on the Mexican border will get $10 million in grants, assistance from DPS and increased aerial surveillance under a plan unveiled by Gov. Jan Brewer.Read More »
Governor's office reporter, Jeremy Duda talked to ABC15 about the considerations Gov. Brewer has to weigh while she decides whether to sign or veto a recently-passed immigration bill. The bill, S1070, will significantly change the way local law enforcement agencies can investigate and enforce immigration policy in Arizona.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer has unveiled an alternative to House Speaker Kirk Adams' "jobs bill" that completely scraps the corporate tax cuts that were the core of H2250.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer has made it known to lawmakers that she wants them to delay a host of corporate tax cuts until 2013 when her temporary tax increase would expire, though she stopped short of saying she would veto the bill sponsored by House Speaker Kirk Adams.Read More »
The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments April 12 in the legal battle over the matching funds provision of Arizona’s Clean Elections system, clearing the way for a high-stakes ruling that could define how the state’s top political races play out in the coming weeks.Read More »
After losing a two-year, multimillion-dollar battle with voters and lawmakers, Arizona’s payday lenders are fighting for their lives.Read More »
To attract new businesses and create jobs in Arizona, Gov. Jan Brewer isn't looking to restructure or revamp the Department of Commerce. She's looking to eliminate it.
Brewer on April 14 announced plans to scrap the entire department and replace it with the Arizona Commerce Authority, a private sector-led operation that would narrow the state's economic development efforts to a handful of key industries.
Peoria police and DPS are investigating why someone threw a Molotov cocktail at the home of Paul Senseman, Gov. Jan Brewer's communications director.Read More »