Two of Arizona’s top law enforcement officials asked the U.S. Supreme Court today to consider the constitutionality of the state’s law banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Attorney General Tom Horne and Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery petitioned the court to hear their appeal to a ruling that found the state’s law unconstitutional.Read More »
Five former members of the Board of Executive Clemency claim Gov. Jan Brewer’s top aide tried strong-arming them into not giving leniency to prisoners and punished those who did.Read More »
Ambulance industry could face battle over competition next session
An ad hoc committee on the ambulance, medical and social service transportation industry set the stage for what could become a contentious debate over ambulance laws in 2014.
Still not enough to turn Arizona blue
It has practically become party doctrine among Arizona Democrats that the growing Latino population will turn the state purple, if not blue. To many, it’s simply a matter of when, not if.
Former Department of Gaming director Mark Brnovich filed to run for attorney general, officially giving the embattled Tom Horne a challenge in the Republican primary.Read More »
The governor’s Task Force on Human Trafficking wants lawmakers to enact tougher penalties on pimps who sell underage prostitutes and customers who pay them, while easing punishments against child prostitutes and treating them more as victims under the law.Read More »
The Arizona Supreme Court sided with schools today, ruling that the Legislature violated the Voter Protection Act by not funding inflation for K-12 education three years ago.Read More »
Republican Rep. Doris Goodale of Kingman has made significant progress since suffering a severe stroke caused by a blood clot on Sunday, her twin sister said.Read More »
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a supplemental proposal to reduce emissions at the Navajo Generating Station, roughly a week after the federal agency extended the public comment period on plans to clean up the coal-burning power plant.Read More »
Higher contribution limits don’t translate into avalanche of cash
Legislators who approved a controversial election law this year and are hoping to get a serious bump in their fundraising efforts should not expect to see an avalanche of hefty checks coming their way.