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Tim Hogan

Feb 21, 2018

Judge won’t delay decision on school funding

A judge won't delay deciding whether the state is violating constitutional requirements to adequately fund school capital needs while lawmakers decide what -- if anything -- they are going to do about the problem.

Jan 10, 2018

Public school business officials drop out of funding lawsuit

The board of the Arizona Association of School Business voted to withdraw as a plaintiff in the case asking a judge to rule that the state is not meeting its constitutional obligations to properly fund school construction.

(Photo by Gary Grado/Arizona Capitol Times)
Nov 28, 2017

New leader named for public interest law firm

A new executive director has been named to lead a nonprofit public interest law firm best known for suing the state and other government entities for failing to follow the law.

Oct 27, 2017

State glitch gives some schools too much federal money, underfunds others

Hundreds of charter schools and traditional school districts in Arizona have been receiving more federal funding for low-income students than they were entitled to while others were left with far less for at least the past four fiscal years.

Oct 4, 2017

Judge can’t tell lawmakers how much money to give schools, attorney says

An attorney for the state is telling a judge she has no legal right to tell the Legislature it isn't providing enough money for school construction and repair.

Aug 29, 2017

State asks judge to dismiss legal challenge to school finance scheme

Saying challengers have no right to sue, lawyers for the state want a judge to throw out a challenge to the state's school funding scheme.

Jul 12, 2017

Trial on citizen initiative restrictions gets underway

The consultant who has helped with most of the recent initiative drives testified Wednesday a new state law will impair the ability of Arizonans to craft their own laws.

Jun 9, 2017

Tim Hogan: ‘Trial lawyer’ who shaped education and health care in Arizona

Attorney Tim Hogan has held elected officials accountable for education funding and health care issues for decades, much to the chagrin of those he has opposed. Hogan, executive director of the Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest, said this week that he is leaving the center after 26 years.

Plaintiffs in a lawsuit over school maintenance funding stand behind Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest attorney Tim Hogan. Standing on the steps of Glendale Landmark Elementary School on Monday, Hogan argued the state is not living up to its constitutional obligations to properly fund school maintenance and construction, allowing the burden to instead fall to districts' taxpayers. (Photo by Katie Campbell, Arizona Capitol Times)
May 1, 2017

School districts file suit against state to fix crumbling buildings

School districts, education groups and taxpayers filed suit Monday to force lawmakers to pay for school maintenance and construction they have neglected for years.

Apr 28, 2017

Lawsuit to force state to fund schools’ capital needs to be filed Monday

A long-awaited lawsuit over school maintenance and construction funding will be filed on Monday, the Arizona School Boards Association announced today.

May 24, 2016

Legislature faces new lawsuit over money for school construction

Just as one lawsuit on education funding is being settled, state lawmakers face a new one, this one over what challengers say is their failure to build and maintain public schools.

Nov 9, 2015

Arizona gets D on government accountability and transparency

The Grand Canyon State received an overall score of 64 – a D grade – in a new State Integrity Investigation, a data-driven assessment of government accountability and transparency in all 50 states by the Center for Public Integrity and Global Integrity. Despite the low grade, Arizona ranked 22nd among all the states.