Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk reached the same conclusion as her counterpart in Maricopa County, finding that Attorney General Tom Horne and a top aide illegally coordinated their campaign activity during the 2010 election.Read More »
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Gov. Jan Brewer spoke briefly with U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell about options for reopening Grand Canyon National Park using state and private funds, but no agreements have been reached, the Governor’s Office reported.Read More »
After a 2½-hour hearing Tuesday, a Maricopa County Superior Court judge has two days to decide whether he’ll let new campaign contribution limits go into effect, potentially transforming Arizona politics in a major way.Read More »
By 2017, Arizonans will be free to possess, use and even grow marijuana, regardless of any medical condition, if the group that helped pass the state’s 2010 medical marijuana initiative in 2010 is successful again.Read More »
Arizona lawmakers, business leaders and economists face a daunting task as they try to make any changes to the state’s income tax rates and tax system.Read More »
Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane closed the door on a long-rumored candidacy for state treasurer, saying he made a commitment to the voters who re-elected him last year.Read More »
The Arizona Supreme Court declined to accept a case challenging the state’s new campaign contribution limits.
In a Tuesday afternoon order, Justice Robert Brutinel wrote that the court would not accept a petition for special action filed by opponents of HB2593, who hoped to bypass the lower courts and go straight to the Supreme Court. Brutinel did not elaborate on the high court’s reason for declining jurisdiction in the case.
Almost half of Arizona’s general revenues came from federal funds in fiscal 2011, the third-highest share in the nation, according to a recent report from the Tax Foundation.Read More »
As representatives of Arizona’s schools and districts, it is incumbent up on us to share timely, educational information in which our taxpayers and educational consumers have a vested interest. Often we hear criticism about being “top-heavy” in administration and that dollars earmarked for administrative salaries should be placed in classrooms to impact students.Read More »
Officials in Phoenix and Tucson say it’s no longer viable to organize gun buyback programs now that a state law will require the guns to be sold back into circulation, not destroyed.Read More »