State lawmakers are making a new bid to make it easier for public officials to deny requests for records they believe are “unduly burdensome or harassing.”Read More »
The Phoenix Police Department won’t be handling the forensic analysis of Corporation Commissioner Bob Stump’s phone to see if any text messages are retrievable.Read More »
State police will not examine the cell phone of Bob Stump to determine if it contains deleted text messages that can be retrieved.Read More »
The Corporation Commission agreed to turn over Commissioner Bob Stump’s phone to a retired judge and independent technology expert to see if any text messages are retrievable and subject to public records laws.Read More »
Following the attorney general’s decision to end the state’s appeal of a federal judge’s ruling against a key component of the state’s campaign finance laws, the Citizens Clean Elections Commission voted to take action of its own, but wouldn’t say exactly what that action will be.Read More »
A national government watchdog group has hired a lawyer and is prepared to sue the Arizona Corporation Commission to compel the release of public records.Read More »
Law enforcement unions are revising their proposal to temporarily withhold the names of officers involved in shootings, but the change could mean a longer wait than their initial 90-day proposal.Read More »
The public would have to wait 90 days to learn the names of police officers involved in shootings under a measure proposed by Arizona law enforcement associations.Read More »
Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Cari A. Harrison denied the Arizona Capitol Times’ request that hearings regarding allegations of child abuse against Sen. Rick Murphy be opened to the public.Read More »
A Tucson legislator is facing four counts of misdemeanor domestic violence stemming from a Feb. 24 physical altercation with an ex-girlfriend, even though his attorney says the Arizona Constitution prevents the lawmaker from being charged.
However, a Phoenix attorney says Rep. Daniel Patterson has no such protections under the Constitution.