Here are some details of the bipartisan Senate framework on immigration reform announced Monday. President Barack Obama is expected to endorse a similar set of proposals Tuesday during an appearance in Las Vegas.Read More »
Three U.S. cigarette makers say they have reached a settlement with 17 states, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico to resolve a dispute over payments required under a 1998 anti-smoking agreement.Read More »
Despite Standard & Poor’s downgrade of the national credit rating, the federal government’s rating is still better than Arizona’s.Read More »
The U.S. Justice Department says that marijuana dispensaries and licensed growers in states with medical marijuana laws could face prosecution for violating federal drug and money-laundering laws.Read More »
Arizona will delay Friday's scheduled start of a partial enrollment freeze for its Medicaid program because federal officials are still considering the state's implementation plan.Read More »
Citing the Arizona Constitution, a 2000 ballot measure and even a dictionary definition of the word “available,” attorneys for Gov. Jan Brewer have asked the Arizona Supreme Court to reject a lawsuit filed by a liberal advocacy group against an upcoming Medicaid enrollment freeze.Read More »
With a temporary sales tax increase set to expire in 2013, education advocates are looking to ask voters for another way to fund schools.
But though several organizations are considering ballot measures for the 2012 election, no one is quite sure what those proposals will look like or what taxes would be raised.
Arizona is one of nine states eligible for a slice of $200 million in U.S. Department of Education grant money. If Arizona applies, it will be the state's third try at the federal grant competition.Read More »
The number of homeless people in Phoenix metropolitan area is declining but more people are homeless for longer periods, a new survey shows.Read More »
Standard & Poor’s recently lowered New Jersey’s credit rating, citing concerns over unfunded pension and health benefits for public workers that could balloon to $185 billion by 2040.Read More »