PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Department is spending about a million dollars a year in travel that may not be necessary or appropriate, state auditors reported Thursday.
PHOENIX — The state Forestry Division on Thursday challenged the findings of liability and $559,000 in fines by state safety officials in the deaths of the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots.
PHOENIX — The embattled director of the Department of Economic Security said Tuesday that his agency has been telling the governor, lawmakers and everyone else for years that some complaints of child abuse were not being investigated.
PHOENIX — The state Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that political candidates can accept much larger sums of money from donors.
PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer is willing to give Department of Economic Security Director Clarence Carter the benefit of the doubt about his culpability in more than 6,500 complaints of child abuse going uninvestigated — at least for the time being.
PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer is willing to give Clarence Carter the benefit of the doubt about his culpability in more than 6,500 uninvestigated complaints of child abuse — at least for the time being.
A federal appeals court may be poised to void a decision by Gov. Jan Brewer to deny driver’s licenses to “dreamers’’ the Obama administration has allowed to stay and work in this country.
PHOENIX — Arizona is taking center stage in the fight over how far state lawmakers can go to curb abortion rights.
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.
State Sen. Linda Lopez is calling it quits.
PHOENIX — A special legislative panel voted Thursday to reduce the number of state income-tax brackets from five to three, with an eye on eventually creating a single state tax rate.
PHOENIX — Unwilling to wait for congressional action, a first-term state legislator is attempting to clip the wings of the National Security Agency, at least in Arizona.
PHOENIX — A free-market advocacy group contends the decision by Gov. Jan Brewer to expand the state’s Medicaid program will immediately increase the number of people in the program by nearly 90 percent.
PHOENIX — Saying it’s really a legal contract between the state and parents, state schools superintendent John Huppenthal is urging the Arizona Supreme Court to uphold the legality of what amounts to a voucher program for students.
PHOENIX — Supporters of the Independent Redistricting Commission want a federal court to rule the Legislature has no right to challenge the voter-approved law.
PHOENIX — A Maricopa County Superior Court judge on Friday rejected an effort to void charges that Attorney General Tom Horne and a supporter violated state campaign finance laws.
PHOENIX — A hearing into whether Attorney General Tom Horne violated state campaign-finance laws is being pushed back because of an unrelated murder case.
PHOENIX — The state Court of Appeals will decide whether groups that run commercials publicly criticizing elected officials and candidates right before an election have to disclose their donors.
The Tucson Police Department is scrapping its policy of forbidding people to take photos of its records.
PHOENIX — Arizona’s economy won’t recover until more people move here, but more people won’t move here until the unemployment rate drops.
PHOENIX — The state Industrial Commission voted Wednesday to impose the maximum permissible $559,000 penalty on the state Forestry Division after the deaths in June of 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots battling the Yarnell Hill Fire.
PHOENIX — In a major victory for citizens, Attorney General Tom Horne has sharply constrained the right of public agencies to charge for access to public records.
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 — Accusing Child Protective Services of “hiding or not disclosing” information, Gov. Jan Brewer on Tuesday named a special panel of current and former legislators and others to take a closer look at the agency.
Rep. Kate Brophy McGee criticizes how state Child Protective Services has been operating for years during a news conference today. Brewer on Monday appointed Brophy McGee and others to a new oversight team.
PHOENIX — Saying Child Protective Services has been "hiding or not disclosing'' information, Gov. Jan Brewer named a special panel of current and former legislators and outsiders today to take a closer look at the agency.
PHOENIX — The state’s charter schools are demanding more money from taxpayers, to the tune of $135 million a year.
PHOENIX — The state Senate president is blasting a request for more money for Child Protective Services, saying the agency may have wasted funds restored to it in the last two years.
PHOENIX — The head of Progressive Insurance, who died last Saturday, was a major reason why Arizona now has a medical-marijuana law.
PHOENIX — The state limit on how much candidates can collect from donors will remain in place, at least for the time being.
PHOENIX — Saying legislation is better than a voter initiative, the second-ranking Democrat in the state House wants to legalize marijuana for recreational use.
PHOENIX — A pediatric surgeon and a Public Interest Research Group are warning shoppers to consider when shopping for toys this year that if something can fit into a baby’s mouth, it will go in the mouth.
PHOENIX — A plan by the Department of Economic Security to deal with a backlog of 6,000 child- abuse complaints that were never investigated is getting panned by lawmakers from both sides of the aisle.
Shaina Shay of the Public Interest Research Group shows a mat for infants sold in Arizona that she said contains antimony, a potentially toxic material.
PHOENIX — The state's top police agency is ready to investigate how 6,000 reports of child abuse over four years fell through the cracks.
PHOENIX — Reversing his earlier stance, Secretary of State Ken Bennett now wants to keep caps in place for how much money candidates can take from individuals and special interests, at least for the time being.
PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer on Friday rejected calls by some Democrats for a special legislative session to give more cash to the beleaguered Child Protective Services.
PHOENIX — Attorneys for four Arizona groups involved with voter registration are trying to get a federal judge to kill a bid by Secretary of State Ken Bennett to require proof of citizenship from all who register to vote.
PHOENIX — Almost one of every 12 child-abuse complaints reported to CPS since January was not investigated.
PHOENIX — Close to one out of every 12 complaints of child abuse since January were not investigated because Child Protective Services workers deemed them not important enough to follow through, agency officials said Thursday.
PHOENIX — Saying it’s a matter of the state’s rights, Attorney General Tom Horne wants the U.S. Supreme Court to let Arizona cut Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood because the organization also provides abortions paid for with private dollars.
PHOENIX — A federal agency is threatening to revoke the Arizona State Hospital’s certification, saying it found violations of regulations dealing with patient rights and nursing services.
PHOENIX — Arizonans may not get a chance to vote Green at the next election.
PHOENIX — Attorneys for two “Dreamers” want to defend the lower resident tuition their clients and others pay for community college, and to sue Attorney General Tom Horne for trying to take it away.
The cost of feeding the assorted relatives and friends who show up on Thanksgiving is up a bit this year — but not much.
A federal appeals court ordered the U.S. Department of Energy to stop collecting fees from nuclear plant operators — including $580 million so far from Arizona utility customers — to finance a waste site that may never be built.
PHOENIX — State officials are trying to delay a federal appellate court hearing on the question of whether the Tohono O’odham Nation can build a casino on the edge of Glendale.
A federal judge threw out a lawsuit filed against federal officials connected with the botched Fast and Furious program by the parents of slain Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.
PHOENIX — Medical marijuana users have no constitutional right to grow their own drug, a trial judge has ruled.
PHOENIX — Calling machine-counted voting ripe for fraud, an attorney for the Pima County Libertarian Party asked the state Court of Appeals Tuesday to let trial judges statewide impose new oversight procedures.