Law & Government

Ducey hopes second time’s a charm for school safety plan

Gov. Doug Ducey is optimistic that his school safety plan, which fell short last year after Republican lawmakers opposed a key provision, will have better luck in 2019.

Billions in federal funds for AZ threatened by potential census undercount

As the D.C. press corps spends the week chasing Trump’s newest shiny objects, a federal court in San Francisco began taking testimony in a suit involving what may be one of the most underreported...

Sinema joins GOP colleagues in effort to repeal ACA insurance tax

Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is joining Republican senators in a bid to permanently ax a piece of President Obama’s signature health care law.

Can Brnovich sue ASU?

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich on Thursday filed a lawsuit claiming massive real estate deals done by Arizona State University violate state law, but ASU and others are arguing he cannot sue his own client.

Ducey says no to GOP senator’s proposed tax hike to fund education

Gov. Doug Ducey rejected a Republican senator’s call to raise Arizona’s sales tax rate to provide more funding for education. “We don’t need a tax increase. We’ve got available dollars right now. We’re going to...

Southwest Key hires consultant to vet Arizona operations

Southwest Key has hired health care management consultant Robert Hess III to comply with one of the terms of the settlement agreement between the migrant youth shelter operator and the Arizona Department of Health Services.

As Trump visits border, AZ congressional Dems reject ‘manufactured’ crisis claims

Arizona Democrats say there's no crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border, despite President Donald Trump's attempts this week to intensify support for a wall. Democrats, including those who represent the districts that border with Mexico, accuse...

Brnovich sues regents over ASU development deals

The Arizona Attorney General’s Office wants to make Arizona State University put one of its properties back onto the tax rolls and is claiming in a new lawsuit that the university is shielding private...

The 400K AZ households getting SNAP will have benefits through February if shutdown drags on

Federal funding for food stamps is set to run out at the end of January, but the U.S. Department of Agriculture has found a way to help Arizona and other states weather the storm for at least one more month if President Trump and Congress can’t reach a solution to end the ongoing government shutdown.

Rep. Fillmore’s bill to ease procurement rules on school districts might not actually do that

Fillmore was unclear about what changes the bill could bring for school districts, and seemed unsure about exactly what the legislation would do.
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