John Hannah

AEL, Aggregate spending limit, Reginald Bolding, education, public education
Sep 15, 2022

Special session pushed to avoid over $1B in school funding cuts

Democrats and public school officials are again asking Gov. Doug Ducey to call a special legislative session to avoid over $1 billion in K-12 funding cuts this school year, months after Republicans used the promise of a special session as a carrot to bring Democrats on board with this year’s historic bipartisan budget. 

election, judges, retention, voters, ballots, Stephen M. Hopkins, Rusty Crandell, Benjamin Norris,Judge Howard Sukenic, Maricopa County Superior Court
Jun 3, 2022

Judge strikes often tied to perception of bias

In Superior Court actions, each side is entitled to one change of judge, but some judges are struck much more frequently than others, which could create a perception of partiality, attorneys said. 

gavel, money, legal fees, Finchem, Kern, Gosar, Fernandez, Jan. 6, Trump, lawsuit, Gosar, Finchem, Biggs, Kern, Mo Brook, Yuma County Superior Court, lawsuit, Congress, Stop the Steal
May 9, 2022

Lawyers for Prop 208 foes seek $1M in legal fees

Groups that killed a voter-approved tax to fund education in court now want nearly $1 million in legal fees from initiative organizers and the state.

Jan 6, 2022

Cyber Ninjas faces fine over Arizona election review records

A judge said January 6 he will fine Cyber Ninjas, the contractor that led Arizona Republicans' 2020 election review, $50,000 a day if the firm doesn't immediately turn over public records related to the unprecedented inquiry. 

Dec 2, 2021

Court considers Senate records dispute

An attorney for the Senate warned the Court of Appeals Wednesday that if the judges force public disclosure of records related to the audit of the 2020 election it will undermine the ability of lawmakers to do their jobs. 

Oct 19, 2021

Court rules state must ask Congress to tap trust fund for schools

Gov. Doug Ducey or whoever succeeds him can't conduct a future financial raid on a school trust fund account without first getting congressional approval, a judge has ruled. 

Oct 12, 2021

Judge rules against Senate in records dispute

A judge on Tuesday rejected a Senate claim that some of its records about the audit are not public.

Sep 20, 2021

Court says Cyber Ninjas must provide records

A judge has rejected the latest claim by Cyber Ninjas that it doesn't have to respond to demands for public records -- at least not from the public.

2020 election, Maricopa County, Cyber Ninjas, Republican Party, GOP, ballots,
Aug 23, 2021

Attorneys clash in court over Cyber Ninja records

The attorney for the firm conducting the audit of the 2020 election for the Senate told a judge on Monday he has no right to order the firm to cough up the records of the audit in its possession.

Jun 15, 2021

Judge dismisses court challenge to Prop 208

A trial judge has tossed out the remaining claims of foes seeking to void the voter-approved income tax surcharge to fund public education.

Mar 15, 2021

Judge penalizes AZGOP for election suit

A Maricopa County Superior Court judge is blasting the Arizona Republican Party, saying it filed an utterly meritless lawsuit solely to undermine public confidence in the 2020 General Election.

court, trial, Hobbs, commission
Feb 9, 2021

Court rejects bid to put hold on surcharge on wealthy

A new income tax surcharge on the wealthy to add more dollars to public education can take effect.