State law allows recall targets, like Pearce, to make a defensive statement of up to 200 words long to appear on the ballot.Read More »
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Time has run out for school districts that aren’t compliant with the state’s English Language Learner program.
In the three years since the program, which requires four hours a day of English immersion for students who aren’t proficient in the language, was established, not one school district has been sanctioned financially for non-compliance, even though a sanction is required by law, according to a report by the Office of the Auditor General.
Funding Arizona’s K-12 public schools is on the mind of every educator, most policymakers, and business leaders — those who count on a ready workforce. The Arizona Business & Education Coalition (ABEC) presents a set of proposals to redesign the school finance system entirely, to support increasingly higher levels of learning in all public schools.Read More »
Western states hit hardest by the housing crisis are feeling the greatest economic stress two years after the recession ended, according to The Associated Press's monthly analysis.Read More »
WASHINGTON – Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick outpaced Republican Rep. Paul Gosar in fundraising through the first half of the year, according to new campaign finance reports, as the two face a potential 2012 rematch in Arizona’s 1st District.Read More »
WASHINGTON – All five Republican members of Arizona’s House delegation have signed on to the Cut, Cap and Balance Act of 2011, a plan to deal with the nation’s debt limit that is expected to come up for a vote Tuesday.Read More »
Aided by a group advocating for prisoners’ rights, an inmate today challenged in Maricopa County Superior Court a provision of a new law that allows the Department of Corrections to deduct a fee on deposits made to prisoners’ bank accounts.Read More »
Arguing that the recall petition against Senate President Russell Pearce failed to comply with constitutional and statutory requirements, the Mesa Republican’s allies today asked a judge to invalidate signature sheets in a last-minute bid to block the special election from taking place this November.Read More »
The Arizona Supreme Court refused Monday to block an execution scheduled for Tuesday, turning away a constitutional challenge that included a claim by defense lawyers that more than one sedative was improperly used in a previous execution.Read More »
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on Monday made a fundraising appeal on behalf of state Senate President Russell Pearce, a fellow Republican known nationally for championing legislation against illegal immigrants.Read More »