On the chance that the state’s legislative map must be redrawn before the next federal census, let me suggest a workable method that (1) retains the Redistricting Commission’s authority, (2) observes the Arizona Constitution’s redistricting principles, and (3) reduces the influence of political parties.Read More »
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People above the age of 45 will be able to volunteer for the state militia if a bill passed by the Arizona Senate becomes law.Read More »
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled that a law reducing pension benefits for members of the judiciary violates the Arizona Constitution, but only for those who were on the bench before 2000.Read More »
Native American nations don’t get a piece of state shared-revenue the way that cities counties do, and for decades they haven’t been able to change that. But a proposal in the Legislature could help make that elusive goal a reality.Read More »
The Arizona Supreme Court today rejected lawmakers’ decision in 2009 to divert a portion of revenues from the state trust lands to pay for the operations of the State Land Department.Read More »
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne will be the acting governor for most of the next week while Gov. Jan Brewer is in Florida for the Republican Party's national convention.Read More »
An Arizona Supreme Court decision upholds a state law requiring public officials to be able to comprehend and use the English language.Read More »
The committee pushing an initiative to create a “top-two” primary system is asking the Arizona Supreme Court to overturn a lower court’s ruling and keep the proposal on the November ballot.Read More »
A state appellate court on Thursday rejected a challenge to the constitutionality of Arizona's injection execution law but warned the state that last-minute changes in execution procedures are a problem.Read More »
In its fight to curb the influence of public unions, the Goldwater Institute has persuaded a judge to temporarily block Phoenix’s practice of paying police officers to perform union work.
Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Katherine Cooper ruled today that the practice known as “release time” likely violates the Arizona Constitution’s “gift clause,” which prohibits government from donating to private entities.