Law & Government

Ducey, Senate GOP call for more money to speed up ESA voucher approvals

In the midst of several recent controversies and a PR campaign a prominent school choice advocacy group launched last year against the Democratic superintendent of public instruction, Gov. Doug Ducey wants to give the Department of Education more money to speed up the processing of school voucher applications.

Ducey’s budget calls for new investigators for teacher misconduct

The state would have more investigators to look into teachers accused of misconduct, under the budget proposal unveiled Friday by Gov. Doug Ducey.

Ducey’s $12.3B budget seeks new K-12, public safety spending

In the face of a nearly billion-dollar budget surplus, spending on Arizona students would return to 2001 levels in the coming year under the budget proposal that Gov. Doug Ducey released Friday, with projections to exceed the high-water mark of 2008 next year, when inflation is taken into account.

Bill would add breast, ovarian cancer to list that must be covered for firefighters

As two senators shaved their heads on the lawn in front of the Arizona Senate in solidarity with firefighters battling cancer, a bipartisan group of lawmakers gathered to rally behind an effort to add more cancers to the state’s firefighter occupational cancer law. 

Brno: Phoenix airport Uber, Lyft fees ‘likely’ unconstitutional

Phoenix’s increased airport fees on rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft likely violates a constitutional provision barring the imposition of new fees by governments in Arizona, Attorney General Mark Brnovich said Thursday.

Bill number ‘1070’ remains off-limits in the Senate

For the ninth consecutive year, the ability to sponsor Senate Bill 1070 is off-limits to all but one lawmaker — the Senate president. 

McSally stands athwart a fair impeachment trial yelling, ‘Liberal hack!’

If you’re having trouble with how the magnitude of the scandal involving Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine has seemed to grow at a bewildering rate in the past 72 or so hours, just do like Martha McSally and refuse to even consider what this new evidence means.

Bipartisan effort to send sales tax money to tribes in wake of NGS closure

To help the Navajo and Hopi tribes cope with the fallout of last year’s closure of the Navajo Generating Facility, a bipartisan effort is aiming to give some state sales tax revenues to the tribes. 

Women testify about squalid conditions in Border Patrol detention centers

Two women who were in Border Patrol custody in the Tucson Sector nearly four years apart described similar circumstances of freezing cells in squalid conditions, as a trial over the treatment of migrants in Southern Arizona continued for a second day. 

Arizona is projected to gain a seat in Congress. Here’s why that’s a huge deal

Arizona is projected to gain a U.S. House seat in the coming years, new data show – a change that would increase the state’s influence in national politics and could lead to more money for federally funded projects and services like roads and health care facilities.
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