After marijuana was discovered in a bathroom in a restricted area of the Arizona Corporation Commission offices, Chairman Gary Pierce today asked his fellow commissioners to consent to drug tests and a search of their offices by a drug-sniffing dog.Read More »
A proposed waste-to-energy plant in Phoenix is being touted by supporters as a source of renewable energy and a way to minimize the amount of trash in landfills. But critics of the project argue that the waste incinerators aren’t as green as supporters make them out to be — and the proposal has a loophole that could allow a utility to get renewable energy credit for burning fossil fuels.Read More »
The Arizona State Land Department will have to rely on its backup plan for funding after the Arizona Court of Appeals forbade it from the proceeds from trust land sales for its budget.Read More »
Attorneys for a group trying to stop an upcoming partial enrollment freeze in the state's Medicaid program said a judge's refusal to block the freeze is only a temporary setback.Read More »
The Arizona Supreme Court has declined to hear a lawsuit against upcoming cuts to the state's Medicaid program, clearing the way for a partial enrollment freeze to take effect on July 1.Read More »
State police said Friday that they are checking the security of the agency's computer system after an attack by hackers and they are investigating to determine the extent of the infiltration.Read More »
Arizona attorneys have filed a lawsuit seeking to force the agency that regulates the state's medical marijuana program to accept applications to operate from would-be pot shops.Read More »
Since the May 24 announcement by Gov. Jan Brewer and Attorney General Tom Horne that they would seek judicial clarification of the conflict between longstanding federal drug laws and Arizona’s new medical marijuana law in federal court, proponents of the new law have been preparing legal recourse designed to put the medical marijuana program back on track.Read More »
Anyone who’s wondering how serious the Arizona Commerce Authority is about its proactive approach to recruiting new businesses need only look at President/CEO Don Cardon’s recent travel plans.
Just two days before the new public-private economic development agency held its final board meeting before the July 1 transition away from the Arizona Department of Commerce, Cardon returned from a 10-day trip to Europe.
With the clock winding down on a court ruling that temporarily preserved millions in funding for the Arizona State Land Department, the agency is looking at a pair of contingency plans that could keep it afloat for the next year.Read More »