Last year Gov. Jan. Brewer, backed by enlightened legislators on both sides of the aisle, the medical, hospital and business communities, and thousands of activist volunteers across the state, gained a hard-won victory in passage of the Medicaid restoration bill, enabling our state to extend Medicaid coverage to an estimatedRead More »
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Lawyers in the racial profiling case against the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office face a Monday deadline for recommending who should be appointed to monitor the agency's operations to ensure it isn't making unconstitutional arrests.Read More »
WASHINGTON – Arizona Republican Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake joined an overwhelming majority of senators Thursday to pass a bill banning workplace discrimination based on an employee’s sexual orientation or gender identity.Read More »
Groups opposed to an Arizona law banning abortions based on the race or sex of the fetus are challenging a ruling that dismissed their suit.Read More »
Lawyers for Sheriff Joe Arpaio will appeal a judge's October order that a court-appointed monitor oversee the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, among other things.Read More »
Debate over HB2305 continues after opponents gather enough signatures to put it on the ballot
Groups opposing the state’s election reform law rejoiced on Oct. 29 when the secretary of state concluded the referendum against the law has enough signatures to appear on the 2014 ballot.
The Arizona Attorney General agreed that a comprehensive HOA bill attached to a minor elections bill in the last hours of the 2013 session violates the state Constitution’s single-subject rule.Read More »
New senator has lived in many homes far from his district
By all accounts, new state Sen. Carlyle Begay is highly qualified for public office.
He has impressed lawmakers, county and city officials and even the Governor’s Office with his credentials as a student of public health. And he boasts extensive work with American Indian communities as the vice president of business development at the American Indian Health Management and Policy group in Phoenix, where he has worked since 2006.
At a recent Phoenix City Council District 8 candidate forum in a central Phoenix church, the pews were nearly filled with roughly 80 political junkies getting their fix.Read More »