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Kavanaugh appointment could encourage new abortion legislation in Arizona

BY: - October 15, 2018

With the 2019 legislative session just months away, Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court could be the spark for Arizona to push the envelope on anti-abortion legislation.

Community groups want more Arizona gov’t oversight of migrant shelters

BY: - October 10, 2018

A coalition of Arizona groups seeking the release and reunification of migrant children and families are calling for state officials to implement stronger measures to address what they call a systemic pattern of physical and sexual abuse of children at Southwest Key facilities, which house migrant minors.

Ducey reporting some PAC contributions as coming from individuals

BY: - October 9, 2018

The Arizona Mirror has been publishing an ongoing series about money spent by Political action committees in races in Arizona. But individual donations can be just as important, if not more so in some cases, than PAC money. However, Gov. Doug Ducey’s Victory Fund has complicated some of The Mirror’s analysis on that front. Ducey’s […]

Clean Energy campaign to spend “millions” against Brnovich

BY: - October 9, 2018

As the election season heads into the home stretch, the campaign for a ballot measure that would mandate a dramatic increase in renewable energy use has largely shifted its focus from Proposition 127 to defeating Attorney General Mark Brnovich.

Developmental disabilities service providers say state funding for minimum wage increase lagging

BY: - October 8, 2018

State funding for organizations that care for people with developmental disabilities isn’t keeping up with Arizona’s rising minimum wage, and the groups that contract with the state to provide those services are feeling the squeeze. Services providers that contract with the Department of Economic Security and the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System say the […]

Anti-Kavanaugh protesters rally at Flake’s office

BY: - September 28, 2018

Dozens of protesters lined Camelback Road outside Sen. Jeff Flake’s office today to rally against Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Massachusetts gives former Arizona GOP chairman lifetime securities ban

BY: - September 25, 2018

Former Arizona Republican Party Chairman Robert Graham has been permanently banned from the securities trading industry in Massachusetts, and must pay a $15,000 fine after after losing $400,000 that a 67-year-old artist invested in one of his projects. According to consent decrees that Securities Division of the Massachusetts Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth […]

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Could SCOTUS dark money ruling affect Arizona campaign finance law?

BY: - September 25, 2018

Last week, the Supreme Court made a decision which has sent ripples through the world of “dark money” campaign finance at the national level, but don’t expect it to result in more disclosures of anonymous spending at the local level. Conservative group Crossroads GPS was appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court, asking them to reverse a decision […]

Coconino, Yavapai may be next counties to adopt merit selection for judges

BY: - September 25, 2018

Two Arizona counties might soon do away with electing judges and instead use the merit selection system already in place in the state’s three most populous counties. The Arizona Supreme Court is predicting that Yavapai County is likely to have enough residents after the 2020 Census to automatically join the merit selection system. And voters […]