Arizona can return more people to work by allowing firms to provide up to six weeks of training for those receiving unemployment assistance without having to add them to payrolls, a Tucson lawmaker contends.Read More »
A bill that would give the Legislature a say over energy rules adopted by the Arizona Corporation Commission is being scaled back. An amendment proposed for consideration by a Senate committee Wednesday would rewrite the bill approved by the House.Read More »
Two police agencies in Arizona plan to replace their ballistic vests for some of their officers after a particular brand of vest failed a test and allowed a bullet to pass through it.Read More »
A state senator last week said she ignored a law that requires Arizonans to report taxes on their purchases from online retailers and other out-of-state businesses.Read More »
The Arizona Senate has approved legislation that attempts to force the federal government to hand over control of public lands in the state. A majority of the land in Arizona is controlled by federal agencies, but some state lawmakers say the state would be a better manager of that land.Read More »
Leaders in some Arizona border communities have been stepping up their opposition to a bill in the Legislature that would require the state police director to "immediately warn" the public about dangers involving illegal immigration, possibly in emails or in social media.Read More »
Since the Arizona Commerce Authority officially launched on July 1, it has awarded $17.2 million in incentives to companies moving to or expanding in Arizona. But detailed information is available for less than half of that money.
That’s because $9.3 million has been awarded in the form of tax credits, which are defined in Arizona statute as confidential taxpayer information.
U.S. Border Patrol Chief Mike Fisher unveiled parts of his agency's new strategic four-year plan to tackle border security on Wednesday, saying that agents will focus on better responding to risks. Fisher addressed a crowd of law enforcement and those working in the border-security field at a major border expo in downtown Phoenix.Read More »
WASHINGTON – A federal court has reinstated a lawsuit against Maricopa County and Sheriff Joe Arpaio by a woman who said her brother’s death stemmed from a traumatic jail “dress out” – when he was held down, stripped and forced into the pink underwear of county inmates. A divided panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals also said a lower court could consider whether Arpaio’s pink-underwear policy for inmates amounts to “punishment without legal justification.”Read More »
The House Appropriations Committee unanimously agreed to give more money to the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, but it hasn’t settled on an amount as Republicans continue to raise questions over how the remapping panel is spending its money.Read More »