Federal government of the United States

Dec 1, 2011

County gets $2.2 million for immigrant jail costs

Officials in Maricopa County accepted $2.2 million in reimbursement from the federal government for the costs of jailing illegal immigrants convicted of a felony or two misdemeanors in violations of state or local laws.

Oct 21, 2011

US renews scaled-back Arizona Medicaid program

The federal government is reauthorizing Arizona's newly scaled-back Medicaid program for another five years.

Oct 13, 2011

Judge’s ruling on union law deals setback to Arizona

A federal judge Thursday refused to derail a challenge to a 2010 state constitutional amendment, dealing a setback to Arizona's effort to require union elections by secret ballot before companies can be unionized.

Aug 15, 2011

Key obstacles stand in way of state border fence

A committee that is raising money to build a new fence on the Arizona-Mexico border will face a crippling reality check when it comes to the two things it needs most — money and land.

Aug 11, 2011

Feds oppose agent’s parents becoming part of case

Prosecutors are opposing a request by the parents of a Border Patrol agent fatally shot near the Arizona-Mexico border to become a party in the case against a man accused of buying two rifles found at the shooting scene.

Aug 10, 2011

Brewer asks U.S. Supreme Court to hear SB 1070 appeal

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer filed an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court in a bid to overturn a ruling that put on hold key parts of the state's immigration enforcement law.

Aug 8, 2011

Arizona health insurance rate requests to come under federal review

The federal government will start reviewing proposed health-insurance rate increases in Arizona next month, after determining that the state has an “ineffective” rate-review plan.

Jul 20, 2011

Arizona launches site to net cash for border fence

Arizona launched a website Wednesday to accept donations to pay for fencing along the Mexico border, and a supporter says the $3.8 million people donated to defend the state's 2010 immigration enforcement law could be just a taste of what to expect.

Jun 23, 2011

Mormon church position on illegal immigration

On June 10, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued an official statement on immigration that called on its members to follow the law – and also to view the immigration debate that is roiling in many parts of the country through the prism of compassion. The statement reads:

Apr 25, 2011

Brewer signs bill for 2-year tax increase on employers

Arizona employers face a temporary tax increase to help the state repay loans provided by the federal government to pay for unemployment benefits.

Apr 21, 2011

Criminal immigrants in prison, jails increased

Government auditors say about 55,000 immigrants were in federal prison last year.

Apr 11, 2011

Court won’t lift stay on SB1070

A federal appeals court is refusing to lift a stay blocking major parts of a tough Arizona law targeting illegal immigrants from taking effect.