Judge again rejects Horne, Winn challenge to contribution limits
For the second time, a Maricopa County judge rejected an attempt by Attorney General Tom Horne and ally Kathleen Winn to challenge the constitutionality of Arizona’s campaign contribution limits, a case that could have undermined the campaign finance charges they’re facing.
IRC advocates say Voter Protection Act bars legislative lawsuit
Supporters of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission argued that the Legislature’s lawsuit against the remapping panel violates the Voter Protection Act.
Arizona economy improves, but faces another year of subpar growth
Arizona’s economy continues to perform well relative to other states, but financial experts predicted another year of slow growth and recovery from the recession.
Funeral services for Miranda planned for Monday
Funeral services for former Arizona legislator Ben Miranda are scheduled for next week in Phoenix.
Packing a big punch from a small office
Hours before energy regulators approved a small surcharge on residential solar this month, the head of a little-known consumer advocacy group played wingman to the solar industry’s lawyer.
Regents reject tuition reduction for students “lawfully present’’ in U.S.
The Arizona Board of Regents this afternoon rejected a motion that essentially sought to reduce the tuition rates for students who are in the country illegally but who have received deferment from deportation under a federal program.
State’s jobless rate falls as economic growth improves slightly
The jobless rate fell to 8.2 percent in October, compared to 8.3 percent in the month before, the state’s Office of Employment and Population Statistics reported today. In contrast, the U.S. jobless rate rose – to 7.3 percent from 7.2 percent over the same period. Arizona gained 14,200 jobs last month, which, at a growth [...]
College students seek to file counter-claim against Horne in Dreamers case
Two Dreamers asked a judge today to let them in as defendants and file a counter claim in the state’s lawsuit to stop Maricopa County Community College District from granting in-state tuition to illegal immigrants.
Administrative law judge upholds health care contract over Magellan protest
An administrative law judge recommended that the Arizona Department of Health Services move forward with a multibillion-dollar contract for behavioral health services in Maricopa County, rejecting an appeal by Magellan Health Services of Arizona, which argued that it should have received the contract instead.
Election law referendum may have swung Phoenix council race
A referendum drive that halted a controversial election law may have turned the tide in a Phoenix City Council race where early ballot collection played a major role.
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