Arizona

Bill aims to study evictions, which are on the rise in Arizona

As Arizona continues to grapple with the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, the number of eviction filings has also been steadily increasing, and lawmakers are looking to create a study committee to look into how the courts and laws can better help both tenants and landlords. 

Judge denies AG’s demand for summary judgment in Google fraud case

An Arizona judge rejected a request from Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich for a partial judgment in an ongoing consumer fraud lawsuit against Google, ruling that the state did not have sufficient evidence.

‘Being at the table’ leads Arizona House staffer to Biden administration

Longtime Arizona House of Representatives staffer Cynthia Aragon has a new job with President Joe Biden’s administration. 

Biden’s first day brings immigration reforms, but AZ leaders will push for more

On the afternoon of President Donald Trump’s last day in office, a 44-year-old woman from Venezuela walked to a downtown Nogales port of entry to request asylum for her seven-year-old daughter and her 76-year-old aunt. 

Tucson Diocese being sued for racketeering over alleged sex abuse

A federal lawsuit accuses the Tucson Diocese and Los Angeles Diocese of violating Arizona’s racketeering laws by burying allegations that some priests sexually abused children and moving those priests from parish to parish instead of turning them over to law enforcement. 

Ducey calls for $600 million in permanent income tax cuts

More than six years after he was first elected governor on a platform of getting Arizona’s income tax rates “as close to zero as possible,” Gov. Doug Ducey is looking to follow through on one of the core promises of his 2014 campaign.

Some Arizona Republicans defended, excused the violent pro-Trump mob

Several Arizona Republican officials defended Wednesday’s violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, sought to blame political enemies for the pro-Trump mob’s criminal activity or spread conspiracy theories deflecting responsibility away from the president’s supporters.

Every Arizona business that got a PPP loan and how much they got

Arizona businesses received more than 85,000 emergency pandemic loans worth $8.6 billion under the Paycheck Protection Program. The loans were used to keep a claimed 887,000 workers employed, according to data released this week by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

AG can again try to reclaim money ‘lost’ when dreamers given in-state tuition rates

State Attorney General Mark Brnovich can bring back a claim in court to recover public money that he claims the Arizona Board of Regents illegally spent when granting in-state tuition to some public university...

Great Hearts Academies students and parents were victims of data breach

An unknown number of students at Great Hearts Academies and their parents had their names and contact information stolen by a hacker in a ransomware attack earlier this year, Arizona Mirror has learned. 
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