Law & Government

MMIWG study committee looking to interview families and survivors

Arizona’s study committee on murdered or missing indigenous women or girls is seeking to speak with family members of murdered or missing loved ones or those who themselves have gone missing but were later located. 

435,000 reasons to pay attention to the judges on your ballot

The nearly half a million voters who wanted a chance to vote for increased funding for public education were overruled by one judge.

Ruling sets up renewable energy fight between Corp Comm, lawmakers

The Arizona Supreme Court may have opened the door to allowing the legislature to overrule the Corporation Commission on renewable energy standards, a longtime goal of some conservative lawmakers who dislike the mandates imposed on electrical utilities.

Maricopa County has spent only 2.5% of its coronavirus aid money

Maricopa County received more from the federal government’s Coronavirus Relief Fund than any other local government in Arizona but has spent the least, according to a Department of Treasury Inspector General interim report. 

Ducey lays out how Arizona gyms and bars will reopen

Businesses that Gov. Doug Ducey ordered closed in response to the worsening COVID-19 crisis now have a light at the end of the tunnel after the state set out public health benchmarks that would allow them to reopen.

Trump’s $400 a week jobless aid could be just $300. It depends on where you live.

Governors, lawmakers and state unemployment agencies on Monday wrestled with confusion created by President Donald Trump’s executive action extending unemployment benefits, and it appeared some states could settle for $300 a week in benefits instead of the $400 that the president touted.

Trump issues sweeping executive orders after coronavirus aid talks break down

President Donald Trump on Saturday circumvented Congress and took action into his own hands after weeks of unsuccessful negotiations over another coronavirus relief package on Capitol Hill.

Judge rules that Google fraud lawsuit documents should be public

A Maricopa County judge ruled Thursday that records relating to allegations that Google violated Arizona’s consumer fraud statutes should be unsealed, marking a victory for Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich.

Recommendations, but no mandates, on when schools can reopen

The Arizona Department of Health Services released its eagerly anticipated criteria for when schools can safely reopen for in-person learning amid the continuing COVID-19 crisis, though the benchmarks won’t be mandatory and it will be up to school districts to decide whether it’s safe to bring students back to campus.

As Arizona schools plan how to reopen, what about the buses?

How best to safely open Arizona classrooms has been the primary focus of parents, teachers and school administrators for weeks, but a different challenge is receiving little public consideration: how best to get kids safely to school.
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