Arizona's Medicaid agency faces a $1 billion budget shortfall at the start of the 2012 fiscal year as stimulus assistance from the federal government expires, yet another sobering reminder of the fiscal fiasco Arizona is in.Read More »
The former director of the state Department of Veterans Services has pleaded guilty following allegations he misused public funds.Read More »
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors voted Aug. 30 to appeal an $855,000 jury verdict awarded to a Peoria man who claimed he was beaten in jail the day he was arrested in connection with his baby’s death. The board ...Read More »
With its sharp talons, powerful beak and 7-foot wingspan, the golden eagle is one of Arizona's fiercest and most imposing birds of prey. It's no match, however, for the rotating blades of turbines in wind farms.Read More »
STAR VALLEY – Under the shade of soaring Ponderosa pines, a young frog wriggles free from a man’s hand and swims across a muddy pool. “There he goes – number 10,000,” says Mike Sredl, who coordinates the Arizona Game and ...Read More »
The Citizens Clean Elections Commission declined to discipline Democratic superintendent candidate Jason Williams over allegations that he raised more money from family members than allowed under campaign finance rules.Read More »
Doug Ducey reported spending $581,000 on the Republican primary for state treasurer, more than any state-level candidate except for Buz Mills' defunct gubernatorial campaign.
Ducey, the former CEO of Cold Stone Creamery, spent $100,000 in the week before the Aug. 10 trigger report was submitted to the Arizona Secretary of State's Office. Partly due to the spate of television ads he's aired, Ducey has spent more than every state treasurer candidate from the past two election cycles combined in his four-way primary.
A judge ruled that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio can continue running campaign ads that attack attorney general candidate Tom Horne.Read More »
The Secretary of State will accept pro and con arguments regarding a proposal that seeks to guarantee people's right to a secret ballot in forming a union.Read More »
In the wake of three convicted murderers' escape from a private prison in northern Arizona, Attorney General Terry Goddard slammed Gov. Jan Brewer for cutting the Department of Corrections' budget.Read More »