A citizen oversight committee says privately-run prisons in Arizona are not cost-effective and are more difficult to monitor than state prisons.Read More »
Attorneys for Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer have asked a federal judge to consolidate two of the three remaining challenges to the state's 2010 immigration enforcement law.Read More »
A state Senate committee has approved a bill requiring one state elected official to remain in a secure location for big events like inaugurations and the state of the state address.Read More »
The pro-life community suffered a setback Wednesday as proposals that would add a host of requirements before an abortion could be performed failed to get committee approval.
A bill to ban most abortions after 20 weeks and another that would define human life as beginning at conception stalled in the Republican-led Legislature.
Just when it seemed the conflict in Tucson Unified School District was nearly resolved, Sen. Lori Klein has sponsored a bill aimed at the teachers of the defunct Mexican American Studies program.Read More »
A state lawmaker has introduced a bill that bars teachers from using any books or materials in the classroom that are not pre-approved by the school district.Read More »
Arizona legislators have approved emergency legislation to ban new versions of synthetic drugs called "bath salts."Read More »
The Arizona Supreme Court is leaving intact an eligibility reduction expected to deny government-paid health care to more than 100,000 low-income people.Read More »
A handful of senators have revived a proposal to allow Arizona to ignore federal laws, setting up more potential showdowns between the state and the Obama administration.Read More »
Advocates for government transparency are objecting to language in an education bill that would prevent the public from reviewing school principals’ performance appraisals. At present, whether the public has access to those performance appraisals depends largely on the policies of individual school districts. But HB 2823, authored by Rep. Doris Goodale, R-Kingman, would specifically exempt principals’ evaluations from public disclosure.Read More »