PHOENIX - State senators approved their version of a new $8.8 billion budget Thursday - but not before adding millions of dollars in spending to the original Republican plan.
PHOENIX - Senate Republicans are proposing a nearly $8.8 billion spending plan for the coming year, a 1.6 percent hike over current levels.
Brewer removes some foster care restrictions
It's not the recruitment video you'd expect. One by one, workers hit you with the tough reality of working for Child Protective Services.
Child Protective Services workers had prior contact with the mother of an 18-month-old twin girl who died Friday of injuries that police said were caused by repeated physical abuse.
An 18-month-old twin girl who was hospitalized earlier this week with severe injuries died Friday morning, said Sgt. Chris Widmer, spokesman for the Tucson Police Department.
U.S. and Mexican law enforcement agencies have recovered two young children taken by non-custodial parents.
The parents of 18-month-old twins were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of child abuse.
Child Protective Services is falling down on providing supervised parental visits and other critical services, private agencies hired by the state to provide those services say.
Clarence Carter, director of the Department of Economic Security, right, and state lawmakers watch as Gov. Jan Brewer signs legislation to hire more CPS caseworkers.
PHOENIX - A new law providing $4.4 million to fund 50 more Child Protective Services workers will be just a stopgap measure without efforts to halt abuse in the first place, the head of the agency said Thursday.
PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer is proposing an $8.9 billion spending plan for next year, including a first-in-the-nation system of tying state aid for public schools to academic performance, an increase of nearly $400 million.
In her fifth State of the State speech, Gov. Jan Brewer proposed expanding Arizona's Medicaid program, funding 200 more caseworkers for Child Protective Services and spending more money on public education.
PHOENIX — Parting ways with her own Republican Party, Gov. Jan Brewer today proposed expanding Arizona's Medicaid program to take advantage of the federal Affordable Care Act.
PHOENIX - The head of the new investigations unit of Arizona's Child Protective Services wants to fill in cracks that he says can be deadly for children and haunting for those trying - but failing - to protect them.
A 6-year-old boy who had a handgun in his backpack at Keeling Elementary School has been turned over to Child Protective Services.
PHOENIX - Basic services for families are being cut at Arizona's child-welfare agency as it tries to adjust to a multimillion-dollar budget shortfall, and documents obtained by the Arizona Republic show budget problems threaten to limit supervised visits between parents and their children.
A Tucson mother of three told a teenage home invader Monday his actions devastated her family, but she is praying for him.
PHOENIX - The state's top health official said Wednesday there's a simple, cost-free way to prevent dozens of children from dying each year: Let them sleep alone.
Cathryn Cooper and Charles Gillette both stood before Maria Elena Gomez Monday and asked her the same question.