Unions representing police officers, firefighters and other public safety employees worked with lawmakers for months on the Legislature’s marquee pension reform bill, but that may not stop them from suing the state over it anyway.Read More »
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After two hours of discussion among Gov. Jan Brewer and members of the Arizona Commerce Authority on how to boost economic development in Arizona, Rep. Tom Forese delivered a surprisingly candid admonition of the governor.Read More »
A former Tucson city judge was suspended from practicing law for two years after an investigation showed he sexually harassed female lawyers.Read More »
The U.S. Debt Limit, Homeland Security, Firefighter Funds, Mass-Transit Security, the GOP Libya Plan and the War Powers Act. See how Arizona's Congressional delegation voted on the issues this week.Read More »
Fort Defiance, established in 1851, was the first military post established in what would become the Arizona Territory, and its post office, established in 1856, provided the future territory’s first postal service.Read More »
Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service policies discourage the development of solar projects, an executive for Tempe-based First Solar told congressional lawmakers this week.Read More »
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder promised Thursday to clarify the Justice Department's position on state medical marijuana laws after federal prosecutors warned they might prosecute everyone from licensed growers to regulators.Read More »
I suspected Gov. Jan Brewer would veto SB1593 and applaud her for doing so.
This bill was yet another example of a misguided Legislature embracing a feel-good piece of legislation that was promoted by health insurance reform advocates, such as Dr. Eric Novack.
A Cochise County Superior Court judge has refused to overturn a civil judgment against an Arizona man in an assault case against two illegal immigrants in Texas.Read More »
Matthew Salenger etched 54 phrases in a circular piece of steel, building Arizona's Sept. 11 memorial one story at a time. He wanted everyone's story to be told. Salenger thought that all of those thoughts could coexist peacefully on a public memorial. He was wrong.Read More »