Nearly two years after Republicans took advantage of an insurgent mood that swept the nation and secured supermajority control of the Legislature, the GOP in Arizona can boast of enacting state budgets that eschewed accounting gimmicks, assumed cautious revenue estimates and earmarked money for anticipated rainy days ahead.Read More »
Maricopa County officials have approved spending up to $4 million to cover post-conviction appeals for defendants facing the death penalty.Read More »
Taking a cue from a 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judge, a First Amendment group is asking a federal judge to let the public view more of an execution than what is permitted.Read More »
The Arizona Supreme Court on Tuesday gave death row inmate Samuel Lopez another 43 days to live, a delay designed to give three new members of the Board of Executive Clemency time to gain enough training before hearing his plea for mercy.Read More »
Death-row inmate Samuel Lopez has asked the Arizona Supreme Court to delay his scheduled execution on Wednesday after a lower-court found there is a good chance the state didn’t follow the law in choosing three new members to the Board of Executive Clemency.Read More »
A former Maricopa County prosecutor whose law license was suspended has received at stay from the Arizona Supreme Court's disciplinary panel.Read More »
The Arizona Commerce Authority came into existence nearly a year ago with a vow to be open and transparent, but the economic development agency has not followed through on all of those commitments.
The Commerce Authority has refused to disclose the list of finalists for its CEO position, refused to release information about who vets applicants for a $1.5 million grant program and makes little effort to inform the public of meetings of its numerous subcommittees.
The Arizona Supreme Court's presiding disciplinary judge has denied to stay a disbarment order for former Maricopa County prosecutor Lisa Aubuchon.Read More »
The Arizona Supreme Court has denied a petition to review the case of a death row inmate set for execution next week.Read More »
The Arizona Supreme Court has heard arguments in the appeal of a convicted serial killer who was sentenced to death six times in March 2009.Read More »