Tucson spent nearly $5 million buying back unused sick days from police officers and firefighters the past two years — and shelled out another $2 million in what the city attorney now says were illegal pension contributions for those unworked days.
Conservative think tanks like The Goldwater Institute may be permanently altering who builds our city landmarks and large projects.
A conservative think tank has followed through on its promise to sue the city over an ordinance designed to help local companies get city contracts.
Note: Earlier versions of this news story, including the one published in today's Star, failed to specify that the expansion of Education Savings Accounts would be available only to students who are eligible for free or reduced-price lunches. About 400,000 Arizona children would qualify.
A conservative think tank is threatening legal action if the city doesn’t repeal an ordinance designed to help Tucson businesses.
The state’s biggest technology organization has unveiled its 2014 legislative agenda, and it looks a lot like last year’s.
PHOENIX — Dissident lawmakers should be blocked from challenging the vote of the majority of their colleagues to expand Medicaid in Arizona, the lawyer for Gov. Jan Brewer told a judge late Friday.
PHOENIX — In a case with statewide implications, a lawyer for the city of Phoenix argued to the Court of Appeals Tuesday that governments can decide to allow ads for condoms and contraceptives on bus shelters and benches, while denying access to candidates or controversial causes.
PHOENIX — Education groups are making a last-ditch effort to halt what is now a limited school voucher program before it spreads.
A decision by state regulators to halt a move toward retail electric competition was met with relief by opponents and dismay by backers who said they will continue to press the issue.
PHOENIX — After losing on the floor of Legislature, 36 Republican lawmakers are now asking a judge to invalidate the Medicaid expansion plan they couldn’t block politically.
Officials of New Mexico and the Navajo Nation have weighed in to oppose a move by Arizona regulators to open the state’s retail electric markets to competition, contending it would likely result in the closure of the Four Corners power plant and decimate the area’s economy.
Tucson scored another legal victory against the state over who controls local elections.
PHOENIX - Contracts that allow public employees to work on union activities while being paid by the government are illegal, a Maricopa County Superior Court judge has ruled.
PHOENIX - Unable to get the plan through the Republican-controlled Legislature, a GOP activist is seeking a public vote on a measure that would undermine union political influence.
PHOENIX - A House panel voted Tuesday to force cities and counties to negotiate with public employee unions in the open.
TOMBSTONE — A federal judge has denied a request by the city of Tombstone to repair its water supply system in the Coronado National Forest.
PHOENIX - Insisting they know better, state lawmakers voted Monday to limit local elections to just two days every two years.