Law & Government

School vouchers awarded up 33% this year, but oversight funding unchanged

The Arizona Department of Education says a record 8,200 students are expected to receive $110 million in school vouchers this school year.

Ducey may seek ESA changes due to recent controversies

Gov. Doug Ducey is signalling that he’ll push for changes next year to Arizona’s K-12 school voucher program.

Guv’s task force on child sex abuse to begin work soon

A task force created by Gov. Doug Ducey that aims to look into cases of childhood sexual abuse and help guide lawmakers on possible changes to state law that aid victims in Arizona will be begining its work next month.

Study: AZ among the worst in vaccination rates

An analysis of public health data finds that Arizona has been acutely affected by the rise of the anti-vaccination movement, and ranks No. 4 in the nation in granting the most exemptions to school children.

Ducey: Culture change needed at Corrections Dept

The next director of the Arizona Department of Corrections will have to address leadership problems that contributed to an ongoing issue with faulty locks at the Lewis prison, Gov. Doug Ducey said following the release of an in-depth report on the matter.

‘Deaths of despair’ grew slowly in Arizona, but still higher than U.S.

“Deaths of despair” have grown more slowly in Arizona than in the nation as whole since 2005, but death rates in the state still exceed the national average in every category, according to a recent national survey.

Report finds chronic underfunding fueled Lewis lock problem

Staffing issues caused by chronic underfunding by the legislature was a prime factor in fueling the Arizona Department of Corrections’ failure to remedy a problem with faulty locks at the Lewis prison, according to a report by two former Arizona Supreme Court chief justices.

Autonomous semi-trucks have been driving along I-10 for months and no one noticed

Tech startup TuSimple has been carrying mail for UPS in autonomous semi-trucks between Phoenix and Tucson for “several weeks” with little fanfare.

McSally open but noncommittal on gun legislation

Arizona Sen. Martha McSally will soon be a central player in the congressional debate over gun control legislation. The freshman Republican, who was appointed to fill the seat of the late Sen. John McCain and...

Dispatchers in Phoenix seek PTSD help, first responder status

Emergency service dispatchers in Phoenix are gearing up for a meeting with city officials in an attempt to shore up emergency funding for staff, new systems and therapy resources as nationally, dispatchers are awaiting a decision in Washington D.C. that could impact how they are classified.
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