The courts are busy sorting out an alleged scandal involving the state’s pension system for police and firefighters.Read More »
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Arizona's state court system is exploring possible structural changes such as creation of specialized business courts to better handle cases involving commercial disputes.Read More »
Brewer was visibly upset with the ruling when she spoke to reporters today, and said she will appeal the ruling to the Supreme Court. The governor called it a “rushed decision” by the appellate court and said it could ultimately prevent the state from providing quality, cost-effective health care to tens of thousands of people.Read More »
Citing God and their religious faith, state senators voted along partisan lines today to allow state health inspectors to walk into abortion clinics unannounced. The bill, already approved by the House, now goes to Gov. Jan Brewer.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer’s Medicaid expansion got its first day in court as attorneys argued over whether 36 Republican lawmakers who opposed the plan have the right to sue over it.Read More »
To curtail the inappropriate influence of money in politics, Arizona law prohibits lobbyists from contributing to lawmakers’ campaign committees while the Legislature is in session.Read More »
Arizona remains among the top three states in the nation for immigration-related prosecutions despite a drop in such prosecutions in the state.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.
More Arizona families face lengthy dependency hearings
Peoria police may not have had enough evidence to support charging Sen. Rick Murphy with molesting two boys in his care, but Child Protective Services believes the latest investigation of the Peoria Republican for sexual abuse allegations is reason enough to take away not just his foster children, but his four adoptive daughters.
For Judge John Nelson of Yuma County Superior Court, there weren’t many options in his county for dealing with mentally ill criminal defendants who violated probation. He and his fellow judges often were limited to just sending them to prison.Read More »