State law

Dec 9, 2013


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.”

Federal judge puts Arizona abortion law on hold
Nov 27, 2013

Arizona updating regulations on abortion clinics

Arizona health officials are drafting new rules on regulation of abortion clinics as required under a wide-ranging 2012 state law.

medical marijuana
Nov 27, 2013

Judge: County now lacks zoning law for pot shops

A judge has ruled that Maricopa County now doesn't have an enforceable zoning ordinance limiting where medical marijuana dispensaries can be located.

Nov 26, 2013

Arizona abuse cases to be reviewed by next week

An Arizona government official says his department will review more than 6,000 unexamined reports of child abuse and neglect by Dec. 2.

Nov 12, 2013

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.

Arizona Republican Gov. Jan Brewer signs the Medicaid expansion law, June 17, in Phoenix. The law expands the state's Medicaid program following her victory over conservatives in her own party opposed to embracing a key part of President Obama's health care overhaul. (Photo by Evan Wyloge/Arizona Capitol Times)
Nov 12, 2013

Judge sets date to hear Medicaid expansion lawsuit

A judge will hear arguments in a lawsuit seeking to block Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's Medicaid expansion plan early next month.

Arizona charter schools oppose more state regulation
Oct 16, 2013

Arizona law on third-grade reading mandate goes live

Even as many districts and individual schools have ramped up their instruction, this year's implementation of a 2010 state law may mean an estimated 1,500 Arizona third-graders will be denied promotions to fourth grade for not meeting required reading levels

Oct 11, 2013

Review finds fiscal problems with clemency board

Four current and former members of the state Board of Executive Clemency are each owed about $2,000 in overtime pay, but some are being told they owe the state retirement system even larger amounts.

Court overturns ruling against state on fund raid
Sep 25, 2013

Arizona ruling: Reach of sex offender law is limited

An Arizona appellate court has ruled that Native Americans living on tribal reservations generally can't be prosecuted under state law for failing to register as sex offenders.

Sep 19, 2013

Phoenix beats new law’s deadline, destroys guns

Phoenix police officers worked overtime to check nearly 2,000 weapons from a gun-surrender program so they could be destroyed before a new state law required the firearms to instead be sold.

Fast and Furious gun buyer sentenced to prison
Sep 13, 2013

AZ high court tosses new judge nomination law

The Arizona Supreme Court says a new state law changing the nominating process for appeals court judges is unconstitutional.

Aug 29, 2013

Marijuana advocates: DOJ memo clears path for Arizona, other states

When it comes to possession or use of marijuana, the United States Department of Justice will not focus on enforcement of federal marijuana laws where state laws allow it, a memo released today explains.

Marijuana law reform advocates declared it a victory and identified its broad implications for Arizona and other states.