Republican Rep. Brenda Barton issued a statement today saying she never compared President Obama to Adolf Hitler. She said her original Facebook reference to “De Fuhrer” referred to the general German term for “leader,” and not the actual official title of Hitler.Read More »
The Arizona Department of Corrections is asking for another 2,500 private prison beds to address a s...
It isn’t often that Republican Rep. Bob Thorpe of Flagstaff finds himself agreeing with the American...
Sen. Ed Ableser is resigning from the Arizona Senate at the end of September to lead a new anti-bull...
When news broke that more than seven months of court-ordered negotiations between education groups a...
An early childhood development program is back in the Legislature’s crosshairs, five years after law...
Prosecutors have agreed to drop an open container charge against a state representative as long as h...
Public officials cannot ban people outright from their buildings even if they have caused a disturba...
Rep. Albert Hale won’t go to court to challenge Sen. Carlyle Begay’s qualifications for office, but Hale may run against Begay for his Senate seat in 2014.Read More »
A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court's ruling that bars enforcement of a minor section of Arizona's 2010 immigration law.Read More »
After days of press reports labeling Arizona as the only state to halt welfare payments during the federal shutdown, Gov. Jan Brewer ordered the Arizona Department of Economic Security to redirect $650,000 from its budget to continue the payments through the end of the month.Read More »
Republican Rep. Brenda Barton of Payson compared President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler on her Facebook page today in a post urging county sheriffs to revoke authority from the National Parks Service “thugs” who are enforcing the federal shutdown on national parks lands.Read More »
House speaker Andy Tobin today announced today what many political operative have been whispering about for months: He is running for Congress in Arizona’s First Congressional District.Read More »
In a motion to dismiss the case, attorneys for Gov. Jan Brewer and the director of the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System contend 36 lawmakers who opposed Medicaid expansion don’t have standing to challenge the program in court.Read More »
Penny Raye Murphy, wife to Sen. Rick Murphy, has sued for divorce in Maricopa County Superior Court.Read More »
Ambulance industry could face battle over competition next session
An ad hoc committee on the ambulance, medical and social service transportation industry set the stage for what could become a contentious debate over ambulance laws in 2014.
The governor’s Task Force on Human Trafficking wants lawmakers to enact tougher penalties on pimps who sell underage prostitutes and customers who pay them, while easing punishments against child prostitutes and treating them more as victims under the law.Read More »