Without comment, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday rejected a plea by Gov. Jan Brewer to hold off enforcing its ruling that she and the state Department of Transportation are acting illegally in refusing to issue licenses to 25,000 Arizonans accepted into the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.Read More »
The U.S. Supreme Court is going to decide Friday whether to hear a dispute over Arizona’s requirement for doctors to use federal standards in administering medication abortions.Read More »
Arizona has a legal right to discriminate against attorneys from other states who do not let lawyers from here automatically practice there, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.Read More »
In what may be one of his first acts as governor, Doug Ducey will have to decide whether to spearhead the defense of a policy he dislikes, kick a quarter million people off AHCCCS or drop a nuclear bomb on the state’s overstretched budget by taking a principled stand.Read More »
With hardly time to pause, policymakers lunged from one budget solution to another at the height of the recent fiscal crisis, spawning a chaotic period of accounting gimmicks, borrowing and budget slashing.Read More »
Saying it’s impossible and would wreck the budget, attorneys for state lawmakers are urging a judge to reject a request by Arizona schools for more than $1 billion in inflation funding they were not given.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer is signing on to a 17-state lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of President Obama’s recent order deferring deportation for millions of illegal immigrants.Read More »
The struggle for legalizing recreational-use marijuana will likely center on the impacts of the drug on Arizona children.
Anti-marijuana forces are arguing that the drug harms the brain and that making it legally available will lead to more children using it, while legalized-marijuana advocates are ready to propose an excise tax that would go to schools.
Arizona will likely see lackluster economic growth in the coming year as the hangover from the housing bust continues to dampen the economic recovery, economists presenting at an annual forecast meeting said Wednesday.Read More »
Arizona GOP Chairman Robert Graham is facing an insurgent challenge from the right despite his party’s sweep of statewide races and successful defense of Republican majorities at the Capitol.Read More »