A judge denied a request by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's lawyer to forbid the public release of videos of recent depositions by sheriff's officials in a racial profiling lawsuit against the agency.Read More »
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Top law and lobbying firms in the Valley will have to keep a closer eye on their employees after the first of the year.Read More »
One of America’s top lobbying and law firms bided time for years while it waited for the perfect candidate to spearhead its expansion into Arizona.
The waiting ended when Marty Shultz announced his retirement.
Mark Flatten's latest report for the Goldwater Institute presents cases where government employees have been put on paid leave for months while waiting for the state to discipline or fire them, but the most costly case to taxpayers was one the most difficult for the investigative reporter to uncover.Read More »
Even as Arizona’s politicians are contemplating a slew of tax breaks to attract or retain companies, they might also want to ratchet up their efforts when it comes to disclosing the incentives the state gives to businesses.Read More »
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said Thursday she'll ask for a waiver under the federal health care overhaul so Arizona can reduce its Medicaid rolls to lower costs that Brewer and fellow Republicans say the cash-short state can't afford. If approved, the change could mean the loss of government-funded health care for hundreds of thousands of people.Read More »
Former U.S. Senate candidate Rodney Glassman said he will seek the chairmanship of the Arizona Democratic Party.Read More »
The Senate Dems have laid off two top staffers, Schapira told our reporter today. He declined to say who was let go and would only say the decision was a difficult one.Read More »
Arizona Republican National Committeeman Bruce Ash announced that he will seek the state GOP chairmanship, and attorney Ron Carmichael said he will announce soon as well.Read More »
As the Phoenix area’s crush of foreclosures has drawn national attention, routinely ranking that area among the most severely hit markets in the U.S., rural communities here have been quietly grappling with their own crisis.Read More »