As a place to do business and in matters related to public policy, personal freedom and taxation, Arizona is a solid “C” student. But can it afford to stay that way?Read More »
A new law that goes into effect later this month is aimed at speeding up police misconduct investigations, but cases that involve criminal acts will continue to be prolonged, allowing accused officers to collect paychecks while awaiting the outcome of their cases in court.Read More »
Rep. Jeff Flake, R-Mesa, said Monday that he has more than $2 million in the bank already for his bid to replace retiring Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., in 2012.Read More »
A long-awaited opinion by the Arizona Attorney General’s Office reaffirmed state election officials’ opinion that the committee opposing the recall effort against Senate President Russell Pearce cannot accept corporate contributions.Read More »
The Goldwater Institute is known for its high-profile maneuvers, like challenging a part of the Clean Elections system and derailing the potential sale of the Phoenix Coyotes hockey team. But showing that it can tackle even seemingly benign state regulations, the watchdog group is now taking aim at the Department of Health Services for asking day care centers to serve low-fat milk.Read More »
Arizona’s system of public campaign financing has been dealt a major, although expected, blow by the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled June 27 that the matching funds provision of the Clean Elections Act is unconstitutional.Read More »
Ghosts of Clean Elections: Remaining law could be obstacle to increasing campaign contribution limits
If voters choose to permanently scrap public financing for campaigns in November 2012, proponents of higher campaign contribution limits may find themselves trying to answer a tricky question: How do you further the intent of a law that no longer exists?
They’re hoping they don’t have to find out.
This week's most outstanding utterances, gibes and quips.Read More »
Social-service advocates are pointing to higher unemployment rates in Arizona's rural counties as they urge legislators to keep extended unemployment benefits flowing.Read More »
Teachers unions and advocacy groups that sunk Arizona’s private school voucher system two years ago haven’t made any moves to strike down its successor, even though they say it is blatantly unconstitutional.
But school choice advocates say they followed the instruction of an Arizona Supreme Court justice and the previous program’s critics in crafting the new system, which will allow it to withstand the inevitable lawsuit.