In early 2009, Child Protective Services revealed for the first time in its Child Welfare Semi-Annual report that legitimate calls into the Child Abuse Hotline “were not assigned” and “were not investigated.”Read More »
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Former legislator Doug Quelland has failed to pay the thousands of dollars that he owes the state for violating campaign finance laws.Read More »
Ken Cheuvront and his mother, Jean Cheuvront-McDermott, are hoping to go into business together — the politics business.Read More »
A Republican-controlled legislative committee illegally crafted a biased description of a proposed sales tax initiative in hopes of convincing voters to reject it, a judge ruled Thursday.Read More »
Newly appointed Senate Ethics Committee Chairwoman Linda Gray dismissed a fellow lawmaker’s complaint against Sen. Rich Crandall, saying the Mesa Republican hadn’t violated any laws or ethical rules.
Gray said Crandall’s threat to kill Rep. Brenda Barton’s legislation in the Senate Education Committee was fully in line with a Senate rule stating that chairmen have the authority to determine which bills are heard in their committees.
The federal government and state have provided money to begin updating the aging and often inaccurate Student Accountability Information System, but it still has a way to go.Read More »
This week's most outstanding quips, jibes and utterances.Read More »
The author of a measure that seeks to prohibit people from running for office if they have outstanding elections-related fines will be asking the U.S. Department of Justice for an expedited review of the bill.
The measure, if enacted before the deadline to file candidate paperwork in this year’s elections, would impact former Rep. Doug Quelland, who has refused to pay a $31,000 Clean Elections fine.
A Senate committee is expected to vote Wednesday on a House bill aimed at allowing the Arizona State Board of Pharmacy to ban chemicals used in manufacturing the synthetic drug known as "bath salts." It has side effects similar to methamphetamine or cocaine.Read More »
A bill that would require that coaches, students and parents be educated about the dangers of heat stroke has passed the Senate and is awaiting action in the House.Read More »