Law & Government

Mohave County files suit against opioid companies, prepares to join national litigation

Mohave County is preparing to join a massive lawsuit against opioid manufacturers, joining  more than 1,500 other governmental entities, Native American tribes, hospitals and plaintiffs from across the country, including several from Arizona.

The legislature lacks courage for real charter reform, despite outcry

It seems the charter school industry is far too powerful and legislators are far too chicken to seriously consider real charter school reform.

Bill to add state oversight of facilities like Southwest Key ready for Senate vote

The Senate on Monday gave preliminary approval to a bill that would impose more local oversight on facilities like Southwest Key, which contracts with the federal government to house migrant youth.

Former DES employee pleads guilty in bribery scheme

A former employee of the Department of Economic Security has pleaded guilty to accepting bribes from a Los Angeles-area debt collection company in exchange for confidential information about unemployment insurance beneficiaries.

Hobbs tells AG that Reagan, top aides may have destroyed public records

Secretary of State Katie Hobbs has informed the Arizona Attorney General’s Office that her predecessor and some of her top staff deleted months of official emails before she took over in January.

Arizona income tax credits are 93,000% larger for companies than individuals

If you’ve ever wanted proof that Arizona’s tax laws are skewed in the favor of businesses and not individuals, here it is: The average income tax credit claimed by corporations is 93,286% larger than the average income tax credit claimed by individuals.

Ex-Rep. Kolbe signs letter urging Republicans to fight Trump’s emergency declaration

WASHINGTON – A former Arizona Republican congressman is urging current GOP representatives to fight President Trump’s emergency declaration to fund construction of the border wall he campaigned heavily on in 2016.Jim Kolbe, a...

Journalist sues ICE to shed light on contractor that held migrant children in Phoenix offices

The Center for Investigative Reporting and journalist Aura Bogado sued the federal government this week to obtain a contract with a company that held migrant children overnight in an commercial office building in Phoenix....

How to register your opinion on potential new laws

Citizen participation can play a major role in which bills eventually become law in Arizona.Residents can use a system called Request to Speak, often called RTS, to register their opinion on any bill...

Senate committee OKs bill to scale back weapons offenses

Penalties for people who ignore requests to check their firearms into storage at public buildings in Arizona would be dramatically scaled back under a bill approved on Thursday by the Senate Judiciary Committee.
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