This is State Sen. James E. Babbitt, member of the pioneer northern Arizona family and uncle of former governor and former Secretary of the Interior, Bruce Babbitt.Read More »
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The state is searching for nearly $50 million to implement an interconnected school data system that officials and lawmakers say is vital to measuring student achievement and teacher performance at all levels throughout the state. And the clock is ticking.Read More »
A joint committee created to craft the Legislature’s recommendations to the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission spent more than four hours on Monday listening to an airing of every grievance conservatives have with the redistricting process.
And in the end, it may not actually make any recommendations at all.
Arizona women in a position to influence public policy in education are passionate about the programs they oversee and the students they guide, but inevitably it all comes down to money.Read More »
While the Dems boycotted and the GOP lawmakers rallied behind the Prop 106 provision and voter sentiment, Republican Senate attorney Greg Jernigan wondered aloud to our reporter whether the District of Justice – the only redistricting force that has yet to step up – would be willing to force a change of district lines.Read More »
The federal government is reauthorizing Arizona's newly scaled-back Medicaid program for another five years.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer provides behind-the-scenes details in her new book about her handling of Arizona's controversial immigration enforcement law last year, including a tense meeting with President Barack Obama and her administration's attempts to avoid being branded racist over the crackdown on illegal immigrants.Read More »
Immigration officials announced that they deported nearly 400,000 undocumented immigrants in fiscal 2011, setting a record for a third consecutive year under the Obama administration.Read More »
The first Mexican carrier is set to roll into the U.S. interior within days, but the Teamsters union and two California congressmen haven't given up on stopping the cross-border trucking program that had been stalled for years by safety concerns and political wrangling.Read More »
Business, civic and religious groups have rescheduled a conference in Yuma to examine alternatives for confronting Arizona's immigration problems.Read More »