The Tohono O’Odham Nation filed a federal lawsuit against the State of Arizona and the City of Glendale over a law designed to block the tribe from building a casino.Read More »
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A judge is refusing to order Arizona legislators to expand the current state budget's inflation adjustment for funding for K-12 public schools.Read More »
Arizona's protocol for three-drug injection executions has cleared another legal hurdle.Read More »
Senate President Russell Pearce has appointed Richard Stertz to serve on the Independent Redistricting Commission, leaving the fourth and final legislative appointment in the hands of Senate Minority Leader David Schapira.Read More »
The retirement of U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl will likely set off a chain reaction, as Republicans and Democrats position themselves to run for the open seat.
Most political observers believe U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake, a Republican from Mesa, will soon announce he is running to replace Kyl. Other potential GOP candidates include U.S. Rep. Trent Franks, former U.S. Rep. John Shadegg and the entire slate of Republican statewide officeholders.
To most Arizonans, Jerry Colangelo is the man who brought professional basketball and baseball to Arizona. But in the years since he parted ways with the Phoenix Suns and Arizona Diamondbacks, Colangelo has set his sights higher.Read More »
On Jan. 21, the Arizona Department of Mines and Mineral Resources shut down operations when it ran out of money. However, the mines department’s governing board transferred custody of the department’s files and physical resources to the Arizona Geological Survey for one year, or until the Legislature takes further action, such as approving Gov. Jan Brewer’s proposal to consolidate the two agencies.Read More »
Despite Gov. Jan Brewer’s insistence to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius that Arizona had followed every single one of her suggestions for cutting Medicaid costs, AHCCCS still provides several optional services that could be eliminated without running afoul of federal law.Read More »
A year before Arizona celebrates 100 years of statehood, legislators finally approved a bill that designates “The Grand Canyon State” as Arizona’s official nickname.Read More »
Former state Sen. Robert Blendu, a Republican from Litchfield Park, said he will run in 2012 for a seat in the Arizona House.Read More »