The same well-funded, national organization that ushered Arizona’s medical marijuana law onto the books in 2010 already plans to return for a 2016 full-legalization effort. But that just isn’t soon enough for some local activists.Read More »
The Arizona Department of Transportation formally banned driver’s licenses for all illegal immigrants who received deferred action from the federal government, potentially heading off a federal court ruling against a similar policy for children who were brought to the country illegally.Read More »
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 »