Everyday life in Maricopa means living with the highest levels of particulate-matter pollution in the state, according to an analysis of Environmental Protection Agency monitor data from 2000 to 2010.Read More »
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Abdullatif Ali Aldosary, 47, was charged in federal court with maliciously damaging federal property by means of explosives and being a felon in possession of a firearm. He appeared in a Phoenix courtroom Monday but didn't enter a plea. He is set to appear again on Wednesday.Read More »
Following several close contests and two weeks of counting, Secretary Ken Bennett and other state officials today signed the official canvass and certified last month’s election results.
The move effectively ended the 2012 campaign cycle and heralded the start of the new one.
Now that the economy is recovering, universities and state agencies are seeking budget increases and have asked Gov. Jan Brewer to fight for at least $500 million in new spending.Read More »
As recently as last year, Sen. Andy Biggs, a Republican from Mesa and the next leader of the Arizona Senate, pushed for an insurgent idea — the elimination of the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, the state’s Medicaid program.Read More »
If Gov. Jan Brewer pushes for a state-run health insurance exchange or Medicaid expansion next session, there is little doubt that she’ll need more than just Republican votes.Read More »
Motivated by the defeat of Proposition 204, a group of mayors wants to promote discussion about school funding and reforms.Read More »
Reflecting the new political reality at the Capitol, incoming Republican leaders have created a dozen Senate committees with a narrower partisan split.Read More »
Paradise Valley will begin charging residents a yearly fee to pay for fire and emergency medical services beginning in January.Read More »
Committee chairmen have the final word over what bills get through their committees, and they can essentially kill any piece of legislation that shows up on their desks.Read More »