The House on Wednesday gave final approval to a bill that would retroactively lower interest rates on federal student loans, which doubled from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent after Congress failed to act before July 1.Read More »
A new Arizona court decision says lawsuits filed under a state law to protect vulnerable or incapacitated adults from neglect, abuse and exploitation can be filed against hospitals.Read More »
Clarence Carter, executive director of the Department of Economic Security in Arizona, spoke in Washington today, hoping to improve the safety net system for low income families.Read More »
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled today that given the obstacles encountered by medical marijuana dispensaries since 98 licenses were awarded in August 2013, the requirement to open within one year is unreasonable and must be revamped.Read More »
Following the guidance of a U.S. Supreme Court justice, Attorney General Tom Horne has threatened to sue an effectively non-existent federal commission if it doesn’t put Arizona’s requirement of proof-of-citizenship on federal voter registration forms.
Horne is giving the U.S. Election Assistance Commission until Aug. 19 to act, stating in a July 26 letter to the commission’s acting executive director, Alice Miller, that Louisiana recently got approval to put requirements specific to the state on the federal forms.
President Barack Obama has chosen Arizona for the next stop on his middle-class speech tour.Read More »
The federal government and White Mountain Apache tribe signed a “historic” water-rights agreement Tuesday that the two sides said will guarantee water for the tribe and benefit Phoenix water users as well.Read More »
A new Arizona court ruling says police can take temporary custody of a person's gun for officer-safety reasons even if the person's contact with police was voluntary.Read More »
Two shuttered power plants near the small eastern Arizona town of Snowflake have been purchased by a company controlled by Arizona state Sen. Bob Worsley, sending an economic lifeline to the town hurt by the job losses associated with the shutdowns.Read More »
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is set to sign off on an agreement that will fund a water delivery system for the White Mountain Apache Tribe.Read More »