AZ makes significant strides in opioid crisis
More than five people in Arizona die each day from opioid overdose, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services. To address the crisis, state administrators, behavioral health providers, prevention specialists, educators and researchers have made remarkable progress.
GOP states targeting diversity, equity efforts in higher ed
Republican lawmakers in at least a dozen states have proposed more than 30 bills this year targeting diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in higher education, an Associated Press analysis found using the bill-tracking software Plural.
Capitol Quotes: April 19, 2013
The most outstanding quips, gibes and utterances from Arizona's political scene this week.
Brewer vetoes Barto’s health care price transparency bill
Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed legislation aimed at forcing health care providers to publicly show their prices, a move that the bill’s sponsor said was disappointing and surprising considering the Ninth Floor’s lack of objections while she and the governor’s staff worked on the bill throughout the session.
Federal judge strikes law targeting Planned Parenthood
In a major setback for the prolife movement in Arizona, a federal judge today struck down a state law that precludes public funds, such as Medicaid money, from going to any group that provides for an abortion.