Backers of an anti-union ballot measure were incensed last year when the unions successfully got it removed from the ballot, more than a year after lawmakers agreed to send it to voters and after the Legislature had adjourned for the year.Read More »
Attorney Tim Hogan said he will file his long-awaited lawsuit against an upcoming round of Medicaid cuts by the end of month, giving the courts a chance to stop the proposal before the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System can implement a partial enrollment freeze on July 1.Read More »
The Arizona Supreme Court ruled today that police cannot search a person’s home for their own protection without a warrant unless they have specific facts to support a reasonable belief there is danger lurking.Read More »
A judge on Wednesday denied a request by an Arizona inmate to block his execution scheduled next week for the 1984 killing of a Tempe girl.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 Glendale City Council will petition the Arizona Supreme Court to hear its appeal against a tribe that wants to build a casino near the city's sports and entertainment district.Read More »
Wearing multiple hats was not uncommon for Arizona’s political figures when the state was much younger and less populated, but the career of at least one legendary figure merits being labeled as unique.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.
The Arizona Supreme Court has refused to grant the State Bar of Arizona’s request to allow an independent investigation of a disgraced former Tucson city judge.Read More »
The Arizona Supreme Court won't hear an appeal of a court ruling that Arizona cities have broad powers to impose development impact fees.Read More »