Law & Government

Ariz. lawmakers show their cards on impeachment vote

U.S. Rep. Debbie Lesko called the impeachment effort “the most corrupt, rigged railroad job I’ve seen in my entire life.” 

Supervisors delay decision on Petersen suspension after testy hearing

A hearing to determine whether the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors would rescind its suspension of indicted assessor Paul Petersen ended early after his lawyer said an adversarial attitude by an attorney for the county made it pointless to continue.

McKinney death penalty case divides U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court appeared split Wednesday as justices considered an appeal from James McKinney, who has been on death row in Arizona since 1993.

Arizona groups criticize feds over unpaid FEMA awards for migrant care

Months after federal funding was approved for faith-based and non-profits organizations in Arizona that assisted migrant families released by border and immigration officials, community leaders are criticizing what they call a confusing and unfair process of allocating reimbursement funds. 

Arizona Republicans in the spotlight as impeachment bomb-throwers

Arizona Republicans have emerged as some of President Donald Trump’s most ardent defenders as congressional Democrats move ahead with their effort to oust Trump from the White House. 

Democrats, Trump declare victory on massive USMCA trade deal

U.S. House Democrats have worked out key differences with the Trump administration over a massive trade deal, allowing both sides to declare a legislative victory on the same day the House unveiled articles of impeachment against the president.

Correctional officers cite low pay as top reason for leaving

For the first time in two years, the Arizona Department of Corrections hired more correctional officers than it lost – but those who left cited low pay as a primary reason they took other jobs. 

Justices reject Brnovich attempt to go straight to Supreme Court over opioid cash

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a novel legal maneuver by Attorney General Mark Brnovich aimed at forcing the owners of opioid manufacturer Purdue Pharma to return billions of dollars that he accused them of “looting” from the company to shield it from litigation by Arizona and other states.

La Paz County zoning officials reject plan to build smelter in farming community

Facing a large and sometimes raucous crowd of area residents, the La Paz County Planning and Zoning Commission rejected a proposal Dec. 6 to build an aluminum recycling and smelting plant less than a mile from the farm community of Wenden, Arizona

IT security analyst: lawmakers need to listen to experts on data privacy laws

At the Mesa Convention Center Friday, information security analyst Samantha Kitts told a crowded room of CactusCon attendees the nuances and complexities of the various regulations around data privacy in the United States and abroad. 
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