Scottsdale-based traffic camera company suing Miss., governor
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) a�� An Arizona company is challenging a 2009 Mississippi law that bans cameras that snap pictures of vehicles running red lights.
‘Parent empowerment’ bill barely passes Senate
A bill that would allow parents to shut down a failing school, fire its principal or turn it into a charter school narrowly won passage in the Senate today. The legislation applies to schools that receive a “D” or “F” under the state’s new grading system.
Pardon scandal illustrates need for public notice adherence
Call former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour’s pardons of more than 200 convicted felons what you want — egregious, nonsensical or, if you’re so inclined — justified. More worrisome, though, may be the volume of instances where pardons were issued but public notice requirements about them were not fulfilled.
Poverty rate hitting Arizonans hard
President Barack Obama is expected to push for job creation Tuesday night during his State of the Union address as Arizonans continue to cope with high energy prices and staggering unemployment.
20 states ask judge to throw out Obama health law
Attorneys for 20 states fighting the new federal health care law told a judge Thursday it will expand the government's powers in dangerous and unintended ways.
13 states urge court to uphold Arizona immigration law
A coalition of 13 states has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold an Arizona law penalizing businesses that knowingly hire illegal immigrants.
Thomas defends bankruptcy, failure to pay daughter’s medical bills
Senate candidate Robert Thomas, a Phoenix Republican who is touting himself as a successful businessman, filed for personal bankruptcy in 1994 and he was a wanted man in Mississippi for four years after a judge found him in contempt of court for failing to pay his daughters’ medical bills.