State Rep. Albert Hale, who sought an appointment to a vacant state Senate seat, is challenging the Apache County Board of Supervisors’ decision to send a nominee who lives in Gilbert to the Capitol.Read More »
Two years after efforts at the Capitol to create a flat income tax rate in Arizona failed, a state representative wants to tackle the issue again with the hope of proposing legislation next year.Read More »
The owners and operators of the Navajo Generating Station announced an alternative proposal to reduce emissions at the coal-powered plant they say will cost millions of dollars less than a plan mandated by the federal government.Read More »
Senator blasts CPS after police decide not to pursue charges against him, CPS still investigating
Peoria police found no evidence to support allegations that state Sen. Rick Murphy sexually abused two children living in his home and did not recommend any charges against the senator, according to a police report released July 24. But officials with Child Protective Services are still looking into the matter.
Peoria police found no evidence to support allegations that Arizona Sen. Rick Murphy sexually abused one of his foster children and did not recommend any charges against the senator, according to a police report.
Enrique Thomas Murphy, 18, adopted by Murphy and his wife Penny, told police on June 22 that he was sexually abused by Murphy beginning when he was a 12-year-old in the Peoria Republican’s home, the report stated.
Arizona Sen. Jack Jackson Jr. submitted his letter of resignation on July 12, and Sen. Rich Crandall may do the same as soon as August, leaving officials a matter of weeks to submit lists of nominees to fill two vacant seats in the Senate chamber.Read More »
Police reports provide new details into a Peoria police investigation of sexual abuse allegations made against Arizona Sen. Rick Murphy in 2011, a case that was closed at the time but has since been reopened after new charges of molestation were made against the lawmaker.
Peoria police and Child Protective Services reopened the 2011 case after a male foster child in Murphy’s care reported in June that the Peoria Republican had been inappropriately touching the teen since January 2007, a police report stated.
Arizona’s economy could receive a boost from tax collections on Internet and remote sales if lawmakers choose to use the new revenue stream to lower the state’s personal income tax rates, according to a new study.Read More »
Supporters of Arizona’s solar industry blasted Arizona Public Service’s proposals to change the state’s solar energy incentives as an effort to kill the solar industry.Read More »
Departing Arizona Sen. Jack Jackson, Jr., leaves behind a vacancy on a number of committees, including a key seat on the Senate Ethics Committee.Read More »