Law & Government

Navajo Generating Station closure leaves questions of water ownership

Navajo Generating Station is closing, and that means an enormous amount of water is up for grabs, a situation that will lead to either a new settlement or more legal battles over the future...

Sensors off, lack of programming, led to Uber self-driving car Tempe death, NTSB reports

Sensors being turned off, a lack of programming and a pedestrian not crossing in a crosswalk all contributed to the first automated vehicle death ever in Tempe, according to a new report released by...

Kavanagh, Lawrence still plan to add penalties to sanctuary cities

Two Republicans lawmakers said they’ll continue with legislative plans to add penalties on sanctuary cities, even after an overwhelming majority of Tucson voters said ‘no’ to a ballot initiative to limit city cops from...

Another way ratepayers are getting screwed

If you haven’t heard of the Residential Utility Consumer Office, otherwise known as RUCO, you’re not alone. Though this government organization has been around for more than thirty years, few Arizonans know about its...

Tucson voters reject sanctuary city initiative in landslide

An effort to limit Tucson police officers from inquiring about the immigration status of people they stop was voted down by a wide margin, according to unofficial results from Tuesday’s election.The ballot initiative, Proposition...

Mohave County declares itself a Second Amendment sanctuary

Mohave County became the latest local government and the first in Arizona to join the burgeoning Second Amendment sanctuary movement. The county’s Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Monday to declare Mohave County a Second...

Lawsuit over Payson recall could settle quirk in election law

A legal battle over an attempt to remove the mayor of Payson from office may settle an unanswered question about the requirements for forcing a recall election against a municipal official.State law and the...

Bipartisan bill could give undocumented Arizona farmworkers path to citizenship

A bipartisan bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives last week could mean a path to citizenship for unauthorized immigrants in Arizona who work in farms.The Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2019 was...

‘Democracy dollars’ could pump millions of dollars of public funding into elections

A proposal to reinvigorate Arizona’s system for publicly funding political campaigns could inject tens of millions of dollars into the state’s elections.

MariCo supes unanimously appointed extremist who called Latino lawmakers ‘illegals’ to GOP post

Nearly 15 months after she made local and international headlines for her role in a protest at the Capitol in which pro-Trump activists called Latino and Native American legislators and staff “illegals” and told them to “get out of my country,” the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors unanimously appointed Jennifer Harrison to a partisan position.
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