Sen. Scott Bundgaard avoided a criminal trial, but a decision today by his colleagues to hold a full-blown ethics investigation ensures he won’t escape the political wringer.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 »
California’s loss could be Arizona’s gain, if some legislators have any say about it.
With the outcry from some businesses about the Golden State’s newly-passed “nexus tax” on some online retailers, Rep. Tom Forese, R-Gilbert, has proposed that Arizona take advantage of the discontent and try to recruit the angry businesses to Arizona, which has no such tax.
In a meeting that was announced and canceled within the span of roughly three hours, lawmakers planned to push the message: Dear California businesses: Move to Arizona!Read More »
In an effort to stem the illicit flow of weapons into Mexico, the Justice Department says gun shops in four Southwest border states will be required to alert the federal government to frequent buyers of high-powered rifles.Read More »
Arizonans will find it harder to ignore their obligation to pay sales taxes on purchases of goods bought online or outside the state.Read More »
While all sides agree that Arizona’s air quality woes require a long-term fix, the latest effort to adopt a less stringent standard for curbing car emissions shows that the state program to combat air pollution is defined less by consistency and more by the winds of Arizona’s ever-changing political landscape.Read More »
Last week, California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a budget that he said was filled with gimmicks — or as he put it, “legally questionable maneuvers, costly borrowing and unrealistic savings.” Editorial boards have praised Brown for exercising responsible fiscal judgment. Meanwhile, Brian Joseph of the Orange County Register has written that Brown’s own budget plan uses gimmicks, too.Read More »
Dennis Burke, the U.S. attorney for Arizona, said prosecution of state employees was not mentioned in the letter sent to state officials because it was never intended to indicate that.
“They're saying, ‘I can't believe he's going after state employees.’ It's not in my letter.”
Yuma native Cesar Chavez's impact on the rights of farmworkers was felt nationwide. Now, the National Park Service is looking at honoring his efforts.Read More »