Saying it’s impossible and would wreck the budget, attorneys for state lawmakers are urging a judge to reject a request by Arizona schools for more than $1 billion in inflation funding they were not given.Read More »
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OSPB Director John Arnold will move over to the Bd of Regents once Brewer leaves office, several sources with knowledge of the situation told our reporter today (Dec. 4). One railbird said Arnold will become ABOR’s budget chief.Read More »
Defense contracts awarded in Arizona fell by $1.7 billion between 2012 and 2013, buffeted by the federal budget sequestration, a drawdown of U.S. military commitments and a sluggish economic recovery.Read More »
The U.S. Supreme Court on Dec. 1 let stand a lower court’s ruling granting a new hearing for Arizona death-row inmate Richard Dean Hurles in the 1992 stabbing death of a Buckeye librarian.Read More »
In 2014, substantial policies were adopted, major litigation was resolved (at least for now), and citizens voted for new political leadership in Arizona and across the nation.Read More »
Arizona’s first recount of a congressional general election in history is underway, but not without the first of what may be many legal challenges to the process.Read More »
Two environmental groups filed a lawsuit Tuesday aimed at forcing the federal government to protect Arizona’s diminishing cactus ferruginous pygmy owl population under the Endangered Species Act.Read More »
Arizona homes trailed the nation in both their access to high-speed Internet and their computer ownership, according to a recent report from the Census Bureau.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer is signing on to a 17-state lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of President Obama’s recent order deferring deportation for millions of illegal immigrants.Read More »
The struggle for legalizing recreational-use marijuana will likely center on the impacts of the drug on Arizona children.
Anti-marijuana forces are arguing that the drug harms the brain and that making it legally available will lead to more children using it, while legalized-marijuana advocates are ready to propose an excise tax that would go to schools.