The Arizona Department of Transportation formally banned driver’s licenses for all illegal immigrants who received deferred action from the federal government, potentially heading off a federal court ruling against a similar policy for children who were brought to the country illegally.Read More »
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Gov. Jan Brewer touted a year-ending budget surplus that’s about $200 million more than was expected, which the governor attributed to the improving economy and her “sound fiscal leadership.”
In a press statement on Monday, Brewer said the state had an estimated cash balance of about $895 million at the end of fiscal year 2013. The budget approved by lawmakers and Brewer in June estimated a surplus of about $694 million.
Initiative takes aim at cities, hoping to force changes at the Legislature
A proposed pension reform initiative would put a straightjacket on city and county budgets until they fix a problem that they have little power to change.
Arizona candidates will be able to accept contributions of up to $4,000 starting on Friday after a Maricopa County judge denied a request to block the new contribution limits from going into effect.Read More »
The Goldwater Institute opened the next front in the battle against Medicaid expansion, filing a lawsuit arguing that the hospital assessment that will fund the program violates the Arizona Constitution.Read More »
The writing has been on the wall for a while, but now it’s official – Medicaid expansion won’t be on the ballot next November.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer is following through on her promise to help out the Republican lawmakers who stood with her in the fight for Medicaid expansion.Read More »
After a 2½-hour hearing Tuesday, a Maricopa County Superior Court judge has two days to decide whether he’ll let new campaign contribution limits go into effect, potentially transforming Arizona politics in a major way.Read More »
Three days before Arizona’s new campaign contribution limits are scheduled to go into effect, a Maricopa County judge on Tuesday will hear arguments on whether he should block its implementation.Read More »
A proposed ballot measure would effectively bar state and local governments from increasing spending across the board until its employee pension systems are adequately funded.Read More »