Sarah Buel was working as a paralegal for the city prosecutor’s office in Seattle when a judge called her up to the bench after a hearing. She had just argued passionately on behalf of a victim in a domestic violence case. The husband had poured boiling water on his wife, burning and scarring her terribly. Buel’s boss wanted to drop assault charges, saying the family at least had insurance to cover her medical care. The judge told Buel she should become a lawyer.Read More »
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A House committee on Monday held a bill to allow businesses to borrow against their property taxes to purchase energy efficient upgrades for their commercial properties.Read More »
Jerry Lewis, the Republican who rose to fame by defeating Russell Pearce two years ago, lost his Senate seat in 2012 partly because his crossover appeal to Latinos did not translate into votes for him, an analysis of the results of the November elections showed.Read More »
Denying Arizona driver’s licenses to participants in the Obama administration’s deferred action program is setting up newly legal workers to break the law by driving anyway, an advocate told state lawmakers Thursday.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer asked the Arizona Board of Regents to support her controversial AHCCCS expansion plan, arguing that it would free up general fund money for higher education.
The regents, the majority of whom are Brewer appointees, quickly granted her request, passing a resolution in support of both her overall budget plan and her proposal to increase Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
Eliminating state sales tax over two upcoming holiday weekends would encourage Arizonans to make more purchases and also serve as a thank you, a state lawmaker contends.Read More »
Requiring Arizonans to have their signatures notarized to get on the permanent early ballot list or to receive early ballots would help prevent voter fraud, a state lawmaker contends.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer has hired a longtime Phoenix area journalist and public relations professional to work as her speechwriter and public communications writer.Read More »
An advocacy group gives Arizona a C-minus in a national report card on education policy but notes the state has made strides in reform and has room for growth.Read More »
The U.S. Supreme Court will not review Arizona’s policy of denying benefits for domestic partners of state employees.Read More »