Federal health officials have approved an additional 5 percent cut in the rates Arizona pays hospitals and other health-care providers to treat Medicaid patients.Read More »
Even after the last ballot has been counted, the Legislature may still be getting one more request from outgoing Sen. Russell Pearce: a check for campaign expenses.
A little-known provision in the state Constitution says that an elected official subject to a recall may be reimbursed for “reasonable special election campaign expenses.”
When President George H.W. Bush came to visit her in the hospital, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords could say only "Wow!" and another word she had been uttering frequently at the time, "chicken."
Months later, when she was shown photos of famous people to see if she recognized faces, Giffords looked at Arnold Schwarzenegger and replied, more or less accurately: "Messin' around. Babies."
The Arizona Department of Corrections (DOC) has extended for a month the bidding timeframe for private prisons that would house 5,000 inmates as a Maricopa County Superior Court judge ponders whether to shut down the process.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer provides behind-the-scenes details in her new book about her handling of Arizona's controversial immigration enforcement law last year, including a tense meeting with President Barack Obama and her administration's attempts to avoid being branded racist over the crackdown on illegal immigrants.Read More »
Jared Lee Loughner passes his days alone in a cell at a Missouri prison facility in therapy sessions with psychologists, watching TV, looking at photos of his pets and snacking on junk food.Read More »
Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has invested a full day campaigning in Arizona, making several appearances in the early primary state.Read More »
Media outlets reported Monday that Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords decided to give her first TV interview since being shot in January to Diane Sawyer of ABC News. But a spokesman for the Giffords camp said the story had been inflated.Read More »
An Arizona Redistricting Commission member told state prosecutors he saw indications that other commissioners made decisions on hiring mapping consultants before the panel's public vote.Read More »
Arizona Public Service Co. says it has launched an investigation to determine what triggered a massive power outage that hit Arizona, Southern California and parts of Mexico.Read More »