Senate committee approves measure prohibiting public from accessing lawmakers’ addresses
State lawmakers voted Wednesday to make it a lot harder to find out where they live. But they said that threats they face make the move necessary.
K-12 public education is the key to a vibrant Arizona economy
As a public school administrator, I watched the debate regarding the aggregate expenditure limit (AEL) with a great deal of interest. I was fascinated by the political discussion, especially in the context of an election year. As with all elections – local, state or national – a major issue is the economy. The state of […]
Bill mandating parental oversight of school library books gets Senate panel OK
A bill requiring public review of all school library books has passed its first hearing in the Arizona Senate. House Bill 2439 would establish parental review for books that are approved for school libraries, requiring schools to post the list of newly purchased books on their websites for at least 60 days after approval. The […]
Public barred from carrying guns into Arizona House, Senate
In Arizona, the public is barred from carrying guns into the state House and Senate, but the Republican-led legislative chambers essentially have a "don't ask, don't tell" policy for lawmakers carrying weapons.
House Republicans considering closing caucus meetings from public
Republican leaders in the House want to be able to meet and discuss legislation in secret closed-doors caucus meetings.
Federal, state laws at odds on lobbyist political contributions
To curtail the inappropriate influence of money in politics, Arizona law prohibits lobbyists from contributing to lawmakers’ campaign committees while the Legislature is in session.
Arizona, other states retaliate against ‘revenge porn’
Sparked by a new law approved by the California legislature this fall, Arizona is one of several states where lawmakers are proposing bills to criminalize “revenge porn.”
US education officials: Arizona an at-risk state
The U.S. Department of Education says Arizona is a high-risk state for failing to meet various Elementary and Secondary Education Act flexibility requirements.
Park Service balks at requirement to plan ahead for future shutdowns
WASHINGTON – The National Park Service is not interested in coming up with plans to let states pay to keep parks open should another government shutdown occur, a service official testified Thursday to a House subcommittee.
U.S., Arizona universities set international student enrollment records
WASHINGTON – Arizona universities ranked among the top schools for the number of international students they had enrolled in the 2012-2013 academic year, a new report said.
Empowerment Scholarship Account program generates controversy
Max Ashton is a senior at Brophy College Preparatory with a 4.0 grade point average. He is also blind.
Ex-US Rep. Rick Renzi appeals corruption verdict
Former U.S. Rep. Rick Renzi is appealing his conviction on public corruption, money laundering and other charges.