WASHINGTON – Arizona high schools have increased their graduation rate by 24 percentage points in the past decade, the biggest increase in the country, according to a national report released Friday.Read More »
With the linchpin of Clean Elections gone, participation in Arizona’s once-vigorous campaign financing system has nosedived to levels not seen since the program’s infancy.
Only 72 candidates have signed up for public financing this election cycle, compared to 121 in 2010.
The reason: Clean Elections suffered a devastating blow in the middle of the 2010 campaign season, when the U.S. Supreme Court blocked the state from distributing matching funds.
WASHINGTON – More than 300 Navajo Nation jobs are at stake because of “excessively stringent and expensive” regulations the Environmental Protection Agency has proposed for the San Juan power plant, a tribal official testified Wednesday.Read More »
Arizona’s Medicaid program may spend as much as $57 million a year on ineligible recipients, according to a report by the Auditor General’s Office.Read More »
There will be no respite between legislative sessions in Attorney General Tom Horne’s crusade to rid a remote polygamist community of its police department.Read More »
The public and attorneys for condemned prisoners won’t be given a behind-the-scenes look at executions in Arizona, a U.S. District Court judge ruled today.Read More »
The Arizona Supreme Court on Tuesday gave death row inmate Samuel Lopez another 43 days to live, a delay designed to give three new members of the Board of Executive Clemency time to gain enough training before hearing his plea for mercy.Read More »
After initially saying it would announce its new CEO at a meeting Friday, the Arizona Commerce Authority now says the selection may be pushed back and that it doesn’t even have a list of finalists yet.Read More »
The Arizona Commerce Authority announced late Friday afternoon that it will not be awarding the $5,000 stipends it had earlier promised to15 companies eliminated from a competitive grant program.
The Goldwater Institute’s Clint Bolick sent a letter to the ACA earlier this month, warning that the awards for unsuccessful semifinalists in the agency’s Innovation Challenge could be a violation of a constitutional provision banning government gifts to private companies, unless the money creates a tangible public benefit.
The appointment of former Pinal County Supervisor Bryan Martyn as the new State Parks director has come under scrutiny after records show he was one of the least qualified candidates for the job.Read More »