Arizona's budget troubles could prompt lawmakers to seriously consider changing criminal sentencing laws to reduce or slow the costly growth of the state's prison population, two legislators said Tuesday.Read More »
With the unemployment rate still hovering near 10 percent, Arizona has drained its jobless benefit fund, forcing the state to borrow millions from the federal government to help out-of-work residents.Read More »
More voters in the state are shedding their party affiliations in favor of identifying themselves as independent, yet nonpartisan candidates are still having trouble gaining political traction.Read More »
Standing in the shadow of the state Senate building, Sen. Russell Pearce explained to the crowd gathered around him where he got his data on the number of children born to illegal immigrants in this country when a man approached Pearce and held a blue flier inches from his face.Read More »
Teachers, legislators, students and co-workers remember Zachary Marco as a kind, considerate and genuine person with a positive attitude and a bright future.
Marco, a 21-year-old political-science major and honor student at Arizona State University, was shot about 9:30 p.m. October 17 near University Drive and Rural Road in Tempe while walking home from the library, according to Tempe Police.
Lawmakers in states across the country are combining to work on proposed legislation to deny U.S. citizenship to children born in this country to parents who are illegal immigrants, the sponsor of Arizona's 2010 law targeting illegal immigration said Tuesday.Read More »
Eckstein is one of the most renowned constitutional attorneys in the state and the go-to lawyer for the Arizona Democratic Party. And during his four-decade career at the prestigious law firm Perkins Coie Brown & Bain, Eckstein has played major roles in some of Arizona’s biggest cases and most heated political debates.Read More »
Arizona may be eligible to receive an $18.2 million federal grant to provide credit to small businesses, but the Governor’s Office has yet to determine whether Arizona will seek the grant and some business representatives have cautioned that the money would have little effect.Read More »
Although utility deregulation was a colossal failure in California, Libertarian Rick Fowlkes says turning the energy industry over to the free market in Arizona will be his top priority if he is elected to the Corporation Commission this November.Read More »
Today, one in 10 transfusions in Arizona comes from blood donated by high school students, up from one in 13 transfusions before a 2008 law lowered the minimum age for donors from 17 to 16 with parental consent.Read More »