Dems offer remediation plan for Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office
Democrats and Latino groups at a press conference today called for Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to resign, but admitting the call will fall on deaf ears, they also offered a more realistic option.
Brewer clears schedule as budget negotiations continue
Gov. Jan Brewer isn’t making any public appearances set for the week and is keeping her schedule open so she’ll be available for budget and Medicaid negotiations.
High court rules police must avoid coercion when drawing blood in DUI cases
Police investigating drunken driving cases must get voluntary consent from a suspect without any signs of coercion when drawing blood for testing or else get a search warrant, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled today.
Arizona high court won’t review unused school bond money case
The Arizona Supreme Court won’t be reviewing a ruling that overturned the state law allowing school districts to spend unused bond money without asking voters.
State Supreme Court takes school inflation funding case
The Arizona Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether Arizona’s Voter Protection Act requires the Legislature to fund inflation for K-12 education.
ACLU sues to strike law targeting abortions of female, minority babies
The American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona and organizations representing black and Asian-American women sued the state today to overturn a law outlawing abortions carried out to prevent the births of females and minority babies.
Former senators eying Medicaid referendum that could delay any expansion
Former Sens. Frank Antenori and Ron Gould, GOP rivals of Gov. Jan Brewer who were frequently on the receiving end of her veto stamp, are hoping to return the favor.
If the Legislature approves the Medicaid expansion, the former lawmakers want to put it on the 2014 ballot in the hopes of convincing voters to reject Brewer’s proposal.
JLBC: New sales tax reform plan will increase revenue
The newest incarnation of Gov. Jan Brewer’s sales tax reform plan will be a net positive to the state’s general fund that could bring in nearly $37 million in new revenue next year, according to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee.
Franks aims to take abortion limits national, despite court ruling on state law
Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale, said Wednesday he will push for a national prohibition on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, just one day after a court ruled a similar law in Arizona unconstitutional.
Federal court rejection of Arizona’s 20-week abortion law likely to be appealed
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision on May 21 striking down Arizona’s ban on abortions after 20-weeks of pregnancy came as no surprise to most who were involved in the case, although for differing reasons. And now sights are on an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.
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