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Brewer orders DES to find $650,000 for family assistance

PHOENIX — Facing pressure by community groups and criticism from legislative Democrats, Gov. Jan Brewer agreed late Monday to have a state agency shuffle around $650,000 in its budget to cover welfare payments for 3,200 needy families through the end of the month.

October 08, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Court strikes down state begging ban

PHOENIX — It’s official. You’re free to beg peacefully for money or food in Arizona without fear of getting busted.

October 05, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

State budget far from out of the woods, officials say

PHOENIX — The state is headed into another financial hole, the combination of already approved tax cuts and required annual spending increases.

October 05, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Clemency board denies death sentence appeal

PHOENIX — Without dissent, the Board of Executive Clemency voted Wednesday to reject Edward Schad’s request to commute his death sentence.

October 03, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

State high court upholds mandatory school funding

PHOENIX — Reaffirming the right of voters to make their own laws, the Arizona Supreme Court on Thursday ruled state lawmakers acted illegally by refusing to adjust state aid to public schools for inflation.

September 27, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

District maps tweaked for minority strength

PHOENIX - The Independent Redistricting Commission began its final push Thursday to create maps that ensure minorities can elect whom they want in 10 of the state's 30 legislative districts.

December 09, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

GOP 'reinterpretation' would sharply cut free care in AHCCCS

PHOENIX - Republican legislative leaders are planning what could be an end run around voters to scale back the state's program of free health care.

March 02, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

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