Arizona’s years-long crusade to lead the nation in school choice policies hit perhaps its greatest roadblock in 2009, when the Arizona Supreme Court ruled that a limited voucher program violated a constitutional ban on providing state money to private or sectarian schools.Read More »
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Tim Bee is stepping down as director of Gov. Jan Brewer’s Southern Arizona Office, and the governor named longtime Jon Kyl staffer Britann O’Brien as his replacement.Read More »
Lawyers for an Arizona inmate are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block his execution scheduled Wednesday.Read More »
Brewer fired back at the Fiesta Bowl board after the beleaguered non-profit raised eyebrows this week by calling on her and other politicians to refund the contributions they received from Fiesta Bowl employees.Read More »
Federal public defenders are accusing the Arizona Corrections Department of violating with the state public records law.Read More »
Since the late 1970s, rising crime has led lawmakers to require prison time for many non-violent offenses.
But some say eliminating the options of fines, work release, substance-abuse treatment and house arrest in favor of prison time can turn non-violent offenders into career criminals.
Now, as states face large budget deficits, calls for reforming sentencing for non-violent offenders also are coming increasingly from conservatives who call prison costs unsustainable.
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery is advising the Board of Supervisors not to grant permits for medical marijuana dispensaries on country-controlled land because of opposition from the federal government.Read More »
Arizona State University President Michael Crow says the Lake Havasu City ASU campus will be open by the fall of 2012.Read More »
With the clock winding down on a court ruling that temporarily preserved millions in funding for the Arizona State Land Department, the agency is looking at a pair of contingency plans that could keep it afloat for the next year.Read More »
In regards to the article, “Commissioners eye free mapping software, say it could be used differently than creators intended” Arizona Capitol Times, May 8, we offer the following to address concerns noted by some of the members of Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission.Read More »