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Aug 4, 2023

A misused narrative: the real two-tiered justice system

There's been a disquieting narrative circulating in our political sphere. It's the claim that we live under a two-tiered justice system, but how it is framed isn’t accurate. This talking point, oft-repeated by Republican politicians and pundits, uses the perceived differences between the legal experiences of former President Donald Trump and the son of current President Joe Biden as evidence of [...]

Aug 30, 2021

Woman who changed AZ law to begin fraud trial

Elizabeth Holmes, who got state lawmakers and Gov. Doug Ducey to change Arizona law in 2015 to financially benefit her company, goes on trial this week on criminal charges of fraud and conspiracy.

Apr 10, 2019

Ducey signs bill for state to recognize out-of-state license

Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation Wednesday that will pretty much allow anyone with any professional license to practice in Arizona without further state review.

Sep 26, 2018

Debate put Ducey on defensive on Uber, Theranos

Incumbent Gov. Doug Ducey repeatedly throws around the phrase that Arizona is "open for business" as both a commercial for the state and as proof his policies are what's driving the state economy.

Mar 14, 2018

Disgraced entrepreneur who swayed AZ legislators target of federal suit

A California firm that parlayed a change in Arizona law to generate business here was charged Wednesday by federal regulators with defrauding investors with false claims about its technology -- the very technology that was cited in amending the state law.

Apr 18, 2017

Discredited blood testing company agrees to refund Arizona consumers

A company that helped engineer a change in state law on blood tests will refund more than $4.6 million to Arizonans who got the tests and may have been swindled.

Jun 3, 2016

Lawmakers stand by blood-testing law despite company’s woes

Supporters of a 2015 law that benefited the business of Theranos stand by its passage as good public policy, even as the company and CEO Elizabeth Holmes are accused of fraud.

Apr 7, 2015

Ducey signs legislation to allow lab testing without a doctor’s order

Arizonans who want to want to run their own lab tests will soon be able to do so without first visiting a doctor. But your insurance company won’t pick up the tab.

Feb 18, 2015

Uncle’s death motivates lobbying of self-made billionaire

HB2645 is a relatively obscure bill compared to the debates surrounding school finance, private prisons and industry wars lawmakers are gearing up to engage in. But the country’s youngest self-made woman billionaire thinks the proposed law will revolutionize health care.