The final compromise on impact fees contained several big provisions, but it mostly hinged on the definition of “necessary public services” that development fees would be used to pay for.Read More »
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A Gilbert nail-salon owner whose service of using tiny fish to exfoliate feet was squashed by the Board of Cosmetology asked the Court of Appeals April 27 to overturn a lower court’s dismissal of her lawsuit.Read More »
They couldn’t win in court, so they took the fight to the Legislature – and won.
The Home Builders Association of Central Arizona and the Goldwater Institute, a litigious government watchdog group with a libertarian bent, were unable to convince the courts that impact fees Mesa charged to new home construction for cultural programs are illegal. Instead, lawmakers approved legislation that effectively curtails those fees.
A state Court of Appeals decision upholds the Arizona Corporation Commission's requirement that regulated electric utilities get some of their power from solar and other renewable sources.Read More »
As part of an emerging pattern, another legal battle in Arizona soon will have the country buzzing again. This time, the attention won’t come from immigration policy, border security or John McCain. Instead, Arizona is about to affect the election law universe in a way that will ignite political pundits’ debates for some time.Read More »
Arizona's Republican chairman elections are behind them, but now comes the hard part: the charting of the future of a party apparatus that boasts of electoral victories, but falls short in fundraising. And with Tom Morrissey now in charge of the state GOP, questions abound as to whether Republicans can overcome the growing can’t-be-too-far-right mood that mocks moderates and scares off big-money contributors.Read More »
The eligibility to serve on the Independent Redistricting Commission will be in question for some of the 25 nominees whose names were passed onto legislative leaders Dec. 8.Read More »
The Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission on Thursday put off voting on a proposed rule change that would require publicly financed candidates to return or purchase fixed assets such as laptops, printers and cameras.Read More »
Steve Lynn, former chair of the Independent Redistricting Commission, addresses a panel Nov. 16 that will choose nominees for the next commission.Read More »
One letter even led the Commission on Appellate Court Nominees, the body charged with choosing nominees for the Redistricting Commission, to seek a legal opinion on the eligibility of a candidate, law professor Paul Bender.Read More »