Historians like to take the long view. When our forefathers (and they were all men) met in Phoenix slightly more than 100 years ago to adopt a Constitution for the state of Arizona, they drafted a document based on their understanding of the past and expressing their progressive hopes for the future.Read More »
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A U.S. District Court has temporarily blocked Arizona from implementing a new law that prohibits public funds from going to Planned Parenthood.
The law bars the state from contracting with or making a grant to any entity that performs an abortion or maintains an abortion facility.
The city of Phoenix is launching a plan to invest up to $50 million in public money with banks and credit unions in the metro area with the goal of providing them with the capital to make loans to businesses and individuals.Read More »
Bankruptcy filings dropped again during June in metropolitan Phoenix. The Arizona Republic reports that the 1,770 Phoenix area filings last month brought the total for the first half of the year to 10,867.Read More »
Insisting he was the “victim” and not the perpetrator of domestic violence, former Sen. Scott Bundgaard lashed out at the city of Phoenix, its police department and the chairman of the Senate Ethics Committee, claiming they colluded to destroy him.Read More »
A former state legislator who resigned in January over a domestic violence incident involving his ex-girlfriend filed a $10 million notice of claim Friday against Phoenix police and city officials. Scott Bundgaard stepped down before he had to testify to a Senate Ethics Committee on whether he should be disciplined for the February 2011 incident.Read More »
A judge today dismissed an election challenge against a Democratic legislative candidate who is seeking to unseat an incumbent senator.Read More »
In its fight to curb the influence of public unions, the Goldwater Institute has persuaded a judge to temporarily block Phoenix’s practice of paying police officers to perform union work.
Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Katherine Cooper ruled today that the practice known as “release time” likely violates the Arizona Constitution’s “gift clause,” which prohibits government from donating to private entities.
A judge is prohibiting Phoenix from paying police union officials for time spent on union activities.Read More »
Critics of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio will hold a rally on June 23 to call for the closure of his complex of canvas jail tents.Read More »