The Arizona Legislature's appropriations committees got their first chance Tuesday to question Gov. Jan Brewer's budget director about details of her proposed $9.36 billion budget, with members raising concerns about a plan to take money from schools to pay for bringing high-speed broadband service.Read More »
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As lawmakers start the new year, one topic will hang over their heads and color the legislative session more than any other. It’s not Medicaid or Child Protective Services or Common Core. It’s the 2014 elections. Lawmakers, lobbyists and political ...Read More »
A Senate panel voted Thursday to strengthen laws that let people bring weapons into public buildings if there's not an easy and immediate way to check them.Read More »
Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Cari A. Harrison denied the Arizona Capitol Times’ request that hearings regarding allegations of child abuse against Sen. Rick Murphy be opened to the public.Read More »
The early months of 2013 offered some respite from the previous calendar year, when Arizona politicians were bogged down by investigations and indictments.Read More »
Sen. Rick Murphy was in court Thursday for the first of three trial dates scheduled to determine if his adoptive daughters can be returned home to him.Read More »
Rep. Debbie Lesko will challenge incumbent Republican Sen. Rick Murphy in Legislative District 21, citing concerns that his ongoing “personal struggles” could cost the GOP a seat in the Arizona Senate.Read More »
Early voting in the 2014 primary begins in nine months, and candidates are already firing up their campaigns.Read More »
More Arizona families face lengthy dependency hearings
Peoria police may not have had enough evidence to support charging Sen. Rick Murphy with molesting two boys in his care, but Child Protective Services believes the latest investigation of the Peoria Republican for sexual abuse allegations is reason enough to take away not just his foster children, but his four adoptive daughters.
Senator blasts CPS after police decide not to pursue charges against him, CPS still investigating
Peoria police found no evidence to support allegations that state Sen. Rick Murphy sexually abused two children living in his home and did not recommend any charges against the senator, according to a police report released July 24. But officials with Child Protective Services are still looking into the matter.