After days of press reports labeling Arizona as the only state to halt welfare payments during the federal shutdown, Gov. Jan Brewer ordered the Arizona Department of Economic Security to redirect $650,000 from its budget to continue the payments through the end of the month.Read More »
It was still a workday Tuesday for many staffers in Arizona’s congressional offices, even as other parts of the government were shut down by a budget impasse – and even though there’s no guarantee they will get paid for this time.Read More »
Hoping to douse a political firestorm that has sprung up in some conservative circles, Gov. Jan Brewer ordered state employees Friday to begin calling the state’s learning standards by a different name.Read More »
President Obama made nominations Thursday to fill four vacancies in the U.S. District Court for Arizona.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer is asking the Federal Emergency Management Administration to reconsider its denial of disaster aid for the Yarnell Hill fire, saying new information proves that it’s needed and that the deadly-but-relatively-small blaze was destructive enough to warrant federal assistance.Read More »
New set of school standards searches for success
Topock, an Arizona town on the far western edge of the state, doesn’t even have a stoplight. But its school district has scrambled to prepare for the new standards and get the Internet capacity and computers necessary for the 2015 debut of the accompanying test.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's lawyers are urging an appeals court to let her continue with a policy that denies driver's licenses for young immigrants who have gotten work permits and avoided deportation under an Obama administration policy.Read More »
Arizonans find lots to criticize amidst a few glimmers of praise
A huge rise in deportations. Regulatory overreach. Borderlands decimated by off-road vehicles. Operation Fast and Furious. More than four years after Barack Obama became president, liberals and conservatives alike have lots to criticize about what has happened in Arizona during his presidency.
U.S. authorities have detained eight activists who asked to be allowed to re-enter the United States from Mexico on humanitarian grounds in a protest against American immigration policies.Read More »
A poll commissioned by the National Republican Congressional Committee shows potential GOP challenger Martha McSally in a dead heat with Democratic Congressman Ron Barber.Read More »