CPS workers close out thousands of cases before they are investigatedRead More »
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery and DES Director Clarence Carter co-chaired a task force to make Arizona children safer in 2011 and were united in a plan to make that happen.Read More »
The Arizona Board of Regents this afternoon rejected a motion that essentially sought to reduce the tuition rates for students who are in the country illegally but who have received deferment from deportation under a federal program.Read More »
The jobless rate fell to 8.2 percent in October, compared to 8.3 percent in the month before, the state’s Office of Employment and Population Statistics reported today. In contrast, the U.S. jobless rate rose – to 7.3 percent from 7.2 ...Read More »
A brief Child Protective Services cost-saving measure that was supposed to end after five days in December 2009 has led to the failure to investigate thousands of cases of alleged child abuse, an official testified today.Read More »
Shope eyes smaller districts for state representatives
Rep. T.J. Shope wants to cut Arizona’s massive House of Representatives districts in half.
The first-term lawmaker hasn’t completed his plans yet, but is strongly leaning toward a proposal that would split the House districts in half. Rather than have each legislative district elect two House members at large, Shope’s plan would create two separate House districts that would be contained within each Senate district.
Rep. Debbie Lesko will challenge incumbent Republican Sen. Rick Murphy in Legislative District 21, citing concerns that his ongoing “personal struggles” could cost the GOP a seat in the Arizona Senate.Read More »
U.S. Rep. Ron Barber has made his decision: He’s running for re-election in 2014.
Days after telling the Arizona Capitol Times he hadn’t decided whether he would run in 2014 and saying he still had to discuss the issue with his family, Barber released a statement today pledging his full effort to keep his seat in Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District.
Two Dreamers asked a judge today to let them in as defendants and file a counter claim in the state’s lawsuit to stop Maricopa County Community College District from granting in-state tuition to illegal immigrants.Read More »
Attorney General Tom Horne is suing a conservative political group over wording in a television ad claiming that he is still under an investigation by the FBI.Read More »