Law & Government

Senate amendment likely kills business-backed ‘youth employment’ bill to slash wages

A legislative proposal to cut the wages of working students is effectively dead in the Senate.

U.S. House unanimously approves state-crafted drought plans

Legislation put forth by a powerful Tucson Democratic congressman that would make the Secretary of the Interior carry out the agreements made by the seven Colorado River states is expected to be voted on this afternoon.

Somali refugee mom still waiting to reunite with children, husband, after more than 2 years

“Family always needs each other, family helps each other,” Nedifo Halane said in Somali through a translator in her Phoenix apartment.

Arizona’s internationally poor standing on teachers demands action, not a victory lap

New data that shows just how pitifully Arizona stacks up in education, both nationally and globally.

AZ AG: Bill to cut student wages likely unconstitutional

The Arizona Attorney General’s Office says a Republican-backed proposal that would allow employers to pay working students well below Arizona’s minimum wage is unconstitutional.

Brnovich: ASU unlawfully giving tax money to developer for hotel

A new filing in an on-going lawsuit against Arizona State University by the state’s Attorney General claims the school is in violation of the Arizona Constitution's gift clause.

Documents: Stringer voiced ugly views on child sex, minorities, poor people

Summaries of interviews and documents provided to the House Ethics Committee that were made public Wednesday paint a vivid picture of former Rep. David Stringer as someone who frequently made comments denigrating minorities and poor people, disliked Mormons and didn’t believe child sex-trafficking either existed or damaged the victims.

Arizona lawmakers have an idea for a reboot of ‘The Purge’

You’ve heard the bill.You’ve read the headlines.Now see the movie.Arizona Republican Party Films presents….THE PURGE!(In booming movie trailer voice.)“In a world where GOP state legislators want to block people’s right to vote just to...

Yavapai supervisors pick Steve Pierce to replace Stringer

Yavapai County is sending a familiar face to fill the vacancy left by David Stringer’s resignation from the Arizona House of Representatives: former Senate President Steve Pierce.

Wage hikes promised by McSally, GOP, haven’t materialized, but stock buybacks have boomed

Rather than invest in their workforce through new hiring and raising wages, a new report shows that U.S. corporations have bought back a record $1 trillion of their own stock in the 15 months...
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