A plan championed by Arizona House Speaker Andy Tobin that would eliminate pensions for new elected officials and judges and replace them with 401(k) style retirement plans is set for its first hearing in the Arizona House Tuesday.Read More »
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All eyes will be on Tucson Unified School District in the next year as it establishes a court-ordered “culturally relevant” classes.
And while most are going to see how the process unfolds, Attorney General Tom Horne is certain the curriculum merely will be a resurrected version of the banned Mexican American Studies program because the new classes are under development by the same person who designed the defunct program.
The Goldwater Institute is going to ask a federal court to let it intervene in a lawsuit pitting a non-profit, student lobbying group against the Arizona Board of Regents. The institute, a conservative policy advocacy group, set the wheels of the lawsuit in motion in September by questioning the legality of a $2 student fee that funds the Arizona Student Association, which contributed $126,806 in support of Proposition 204.Read More »
Economists who advise Arizona's independent legislative budget analysts said Thursday that residents who have hunkered down through years of tough economic times may finally have reason to be a little more perky this year, but the economy won't meet Gov. Jan Brewer's expectations.Read More »
Governors who reject health insurance for the poor under the federal health care overhaul could wind up in a politically awkward position on immigration: A quirk in the law means some U.S. citizens would be forced to go without coverage, while legal immigrants residing in the same state could still get it.Read More »
At a rally marking the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery said Tuesday that Arizona is a leader in defending the unborn.Read More »
The U.S. Supreme Court will not review Arizona’s policy of denying benefits for domestic partners of state employees.Read More »
The clerical error that led to two different versions of a ballot measure was an honest mistake that did not confuse voters, and thus didn’t warrant Secretary of State Ken Bennett’s decision to bar measure from going to voters, the Supreme Court said in an opinion published today.Read More »
Voters overwhelmingly retained state Supreme Court Justice John Pelander, who struck back at Republican groups that called for his removal from the bench.Read More »
The lopsided defeat of a proposition to alter the way judges are chosen isn’t going to stop supporters of the measure from placing a similar one on a future Arizona ballot, and opponents of the measure are prepared to fight it again.Read More »