A Senate panel unanimously approved a strike-everything amendment that would provide legislative oversight while allowing a state agency to submit a clean power plan to the Environmental Protection Agency.Read More »
Legislators may talk about finding a compromise between wholesalers and microbreweries in the ongoing craft beer battle, but for some involved in the legislative fight, negotiating seems like an impossible proposition.Read More »
The State Board of Education ordered Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas to allow two board staffers back to work, two days after she attempted to fire them and barred them from the Arizona Department of Education Building.Read More »
A day after leveling a litany of allegations against Gov. Doug Ducey in a blistering statement, state schools Superintendent Diane Douglas took a step toward de-escalating her conflict with the governor, suggesting that they work together on legislation to clarify who has authority over the State Board of Education’s employees.Read More »
Ernest McFarland is finally getting the memorial he deserves, and his grandson couldn’t be happier.
The new “Ernest W. McFarland and the American Dream” Memorial, replacing a previous one that had fallen into disrepair, will be unveiled on Feb. 14 – Arizona Statehood Day – at Wesley Bolin Plaza.
State schools Superintendent Diane Douglas lashed out at Gov. Doug Ducey after he overturned her attempted firing of two state Board of Education employees, accusing him of infringing on her statutory and constitutional duties and of surrounding himself with a cabal of Common Core supporters.Read More »
Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas’ top aide fired the top two administrators for the State Board of Education today, setting up a legal showdown between the board and the Department of Education.Read More »
Gov. Doug Ducey urged the “faith-based community” and abortion foes to step up to help the state deal with the thousands of children born who now in state care.Read More »
Vowing to take the recently created Department of Child Safety in a new direction, Gov. Doug Ducey ousted Director Charles Flanagan after less than a year on the job and replaced him with Greg McKay, the investigator whose revelation of thousands of uninvestigated cases at Child Protective Services ultimately led to the agency’s creation.Read More »
Arizona craft breweries stormed the Capitol in force on Monday and watched a Senate panel advance a bill that allows microbreweries to expand their business in the state beyond current caps on production, without giving up existing parts of their business.Read More »