The Arizona Supreme Court disbarred former Deputy Maricopa County Attorney Lisa Aubuchon Tuesday for her role in a series of lawsuits and criminal cases brought against judges and county officials by her former boss, Andrew Thomas.Read More »
Arizona candidates will be able to accept contributions of up to $4,000 starting on Friday after a Maricopa County judge denied a request to block the new contribution limits from going into effect.Read More »
The Goldwater Institute opened the next front in the battle against Medicaid expansion, filing a lawsuit arguing that the hospital assessment that will fund the program violates the Arizona Constitution.Read More »
In a sudden turn of events, the Arizona Corporation Commission today voted to end the discussion to open the state’s electricity market to competition.
But the commissioners left open looking into related issues, such as discussing technological innovations in delivering electricity.
By 2017, Arizonans will be free to possess, use and even grow marijuana, regardless of any medical condition, if the group that helped pass the state’s 2010 medical marijuana initiative in 2010 is successful again.Read More »
Three days before Arizona’s new campaign contribution limits are scheduled to go into effect, a Maricopa County judge on Tuesday will hear arguments on whether he should block its implementation.Read More »
With little fanfare, lawmakers take small steps to make the state safer
On Sept. 13, most of the laws that legislators and the governor enacted in this year’s session finally take effect. While several were highly controversial, such as expanding the state’s Medicaid program or simplifying the sales tax system, others are aimed at saving people’s lives. Many of the life-preserving measures deal with schools and most were approved quietly and without controversy.
Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane closed the door on a long-rumored candidacy for state treasurer, saying he made a commitment to the voters who re-elected him last year.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer is asking the Federal Emergency Management Administration to reconsider its denial of disaster aid for the Yarnell Hill fire, saying new information proves that it’s needed and that the deadly-but-relatively-small blaze was destructive enough to warrant federal assistance.Read More »
The referendum drive against an omnibus election bill has collected at least 130,000 signatures and expects more to come in during the final week of signature gathering, according to a member of the coalition that’s trying to put HB2305 on the ballot.Read More »