Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a drunken-driving bill that ends misdemeanor DUI defendants' automatic right to a jury trial for a first offense and eases potential penalties those offenders face.Read More »
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Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a bill to change Arizona's four public employee retirement systems.Read More »
The Arizona Court of Appeals on April 29 ruled in favor of a Gilbert nail salon owner who sued after the Board of Cosmetology prohibited her from using fish for pedicures.Read More »
A bill signed into law by Gov. Jan Brewer authorizes her or a successor to erect a security fence along Arizona's portion of the U.S.-Mexico border, either in a compact with other states or by itself.Read More »
Arizona has received word from federal officials allowing the state to start implementation of the first phase of Gov. Jan. Brewer's plan to reduce Medicaid enrollment to help balance the state budget.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer's office says recent public comments received about a health insurance bill that she vetoed Thursday ran more than 2-to-1 against the measure.Read More »
Arizona officials hope for word Friday on whether they can start implementation of Gov. Jan. Brewer's plan to reduce Medicaid enrollment to help balance the state budget.Read More »
Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission system was established in 2000 to bring transparency and accountability to what had traditionally been a behind-closed-doors process, and to eliminate the incentive to protect incumbent lawmakers’ election odds using creative line drawing.
Now, two former state lawmakers are spearheading a campaign that uses online software to up the ante.
The final compromise on impact fees contained several big provisions, but it mostly hinged on the definition of “necessary public services” that development fees would be used to pay for.Read More »
Late last year, the city of Mesa won a hard-fought court case over its use of impact fees to pay for cultural facilities, a use that homebuilders and others howled was an egregious abuse of the law allowing municipalities to impose a fee on new development so that growth pays for itself.Read More »