Arizona won an $11.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to continue efforts to improve the state's lowest-performing schools.Read More »
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Some Western lawmakers are pushing for a showdown with Washington over federally-controlled land, picking a fight on an issue that they say puts an economic stranglehold on their states.Read More »
The hearing officially concerned the Department of Interior’s proposed 2013 budget, but most lawmakers instead took turns Wednesday drilling Secretary Ken Salazar on issues from around the country, including one in southeast Arizona.Read More »
Shine a light on cooperation: State lawmakers actually work with the feds on some things, like solar power
On several policy matters like climate change and health care, Arizona often butts heads with the U.S. government.
But step outside the Capitol mall, and you’ll see a modern building with solar panels on its rooftop.
Gov. Jan Brewer's office says the federal government has granted the state financial assistance for residents and businesses affected by two destructive wildfires.Read More »
An old computer system and lack of records oversight are to blame for Phoenix's misreporting of kidnapping statistics to the federal government.Read More »
The Arizona Senate has rejected a states' rights measure to create a nullification process for the state to declare a federal law unconstitutional.Read More »
The federal government is offering low-interest loans to small businesses in Arizona that were affected by flooding or winter storms.Read More »
Rasmussen Reports yesterday publicized a national survey it conducted earlier this month that shows 68 percent of likely voters believe border security is more important than legalizing the status of illegal immigrants already in the country. The question, however, seems designed to elicit such an outcome.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer and some members of the Legislature are ready to challenge the federal government's authority over the state.Read More »