An Arizona law that goes into effect Tuesday encourages divorced parents to do more joint parenting.Read More »
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An initiative measure for a sales tax increase has been certified to appear on Arizona's November ballot after checks of petitions found enough valid voter signatures.Read More »
While attempts to bar minors from riding unrestrained in pickup truck beds have failed for years at the Legislature, state leaders have three new reasons to act, a lawmaker said Thursday.Read More »
Undeterred by major setbacks last year, a freshman legislator is once again pushing immigration bills that could lead to another showdown over how best to confront the issue.
Sen. Steve Smith, a Maricopa Republican, is proposing laws that would require school districts to count the number of students who are in the country illegally and to require hospitals to report patients who cannot prove their lawful status.
State law requires county attorneys and police to cooperate with state Child Protective Service caseworkers, but police and prosecutors told the Governor’s Child Safety Task Force today that some child abuse and sex abuse investigations are falling short because of communication failures, antiquated technology and red tape.Read More »
A mere “cleanup” it is not.
That is critics’ response to the late introduction of an immigration bill authored by Senate President Russell Pearce.
Twenty years later, Pam McClellan still comes to watch lawmakers fight over legislation that would ban minors from riding in the back of pickup trucks, but she doubts there ever will be a law.Read More »
In his campaign last summer to represent Arizona’s predominantly Hispanic 16th Legislative District, freshman Democrat Ruben Gallego spent a significant portion of his time talking to parents and meeting with school officials. The No. 1 concern he heard from parents, he says, was the effect of SB1070.Read More »
A bipartisan pair of state representatives hope to do what others have tried and failed to do for nearly 20 years: expand a ban on unrestrained minors in the backs of trucks.Read More »
The Arizona Supreme Court says that a school child must use "fighting words," not merely curse, to be found guilty of abusing a teacher.Read More »