Republican legislators have spent the past 12 years railing against the Voter Protection Act, but the reviled ballot measure that tied lawmakers’ hands was a largely self-inflicted and ironically unnecessary wound.Read More »
The May 24 announcement that the state’s top Republican officials would be filing a lawsuit in federal court over Arizona’s new medical marijuana law surprised many, but not the man who came up with the idea: Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, a strident opponent of the new medical marijuana law.Read More »
Dennis Burke, the U.S. attorney for Arizona, said prosecution of state employees was not mentioned in the letter sent to state officials because it was never intended to indicate that.
“They're saying, ‘I can't believe he's going after state employees.’ It's not in my letter.”
Although Arizona’s new medical marijuana has already partially gone into effect, Gov. Jan Brewer and Attorney General Tom Horne announced Tuesday they will file suit in federal district court on Friday, asking for clarification on the program, and that they are looking to halt it from moving forward.Read More »
Arizona’s years-long crusade to lead the nation in school choice policies hit perhaps its greatest roadblock in 2009, when the Arizona Supreme Court ruled that a limited voucher program violated a constitutional ban on providing state money to private or sectarian schools.Read More »
When school ends May 25 for the Tucson Unified School District, the countdown begins on what is to become of its Mexican American Studies program.
Auditors submitted a draft report on it, and Schools chief John Huppenthal is expected to make his decision on the program’s fate by the end of this month.
Winning the 2010 election for governor was a great honor, but I knew the biggest challenges were still ahead.Read More »
A former teacher considered to be a pivotal witness against the Tucson Unified School District’s Mexican American Studies program alleges in a lawsuit filed May 9 the district and his former colleagues defamed him.Read More »
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne plans to testify in Washington on Wednesday during a congressional hearing on border security.Read More »
Supporters of an ethnic studies program in the Tucson Unified School District are gathered in front of the offices of the Department of Education. About a dozen people showed up Monday and held signs accusing the department of a policy of attacking Arizona Latinos.Read More »