A Maricopa County Superior Court judge is prepared to rule in favor of a special fund that was swept in 2009 to balance the state budget, but he is not likely to order the Legislature to return the nearly $20 million it took.Read More »
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A liberal advocacy group is asking the Arizona Court of Appeals to reject the Arizona State Land Department’s request to continue using a funding mechanism that a lower court found to be unconstitutional.Read More »
Arizona’s two most esteemed jurists were pioneers in their own right, opening the door for women to courts of the highest level.
Both icons — Sandra Day O’Connor and Lorna E. Lockwood — also served in the Arizona Legislature.
Arizona’s years-long crusade to lead the nation in school choice policies hit perhaps its greatest roadblock in 2009, when the Arizona Supreme Court ruled that a limited voucher program violated a constitutional ban on providing state money to private or sectarian schools.Read More »
With the clock winding down on a court ruling that temporarily preserved millions in funding for the Arizona State Land Department, the agency is looking at a pair of contingency plans that could keep it afloat for the next year.Read More »
The effort to put a Clean Elections repeal on the ballot overshadowed two other legislative referendums this year, and it promises to be the most contentiously fought of the measures in the upcoming 2012 election.Read More »
The Arizona Court of Appeals on April 29 ruled in favor of a Gilbert nail salon owner who sued after the Board of Cosmetology prohibited her from using fish for pedicures.Read More »
They couldn’t win in court, so they took the fight to the Legislature – and won.
The Home Builders Association of Central Arizona and the Goldwater Institute, a litigious government watchdog group with a libertarian bent, were unable to convince the courts that impact fees Mesa charged to new home construction for cultural programs are illegal. Instead, lawmakers approved legislation that effectively curtails those fees.
A state Court of Appeals decision upholds the Arizona Corporation Commission's requirement that regulated electric utilities get some of their power from solar and other renewable sources.Read More »
A Superior Court judge may have given opponents of voter-mandated spending the leash they’ve been looking for to rein in big-spending initiatives for years.Read More »