Law & Government

Records suggest MCSO didn’t fully investigate child abuse claims at migrant shelter

Public records released to the Arizona Mirror shed light into the three reports of child abuse that led the federal government to shut down a shelter for migrant minors in Youngtown in September.The reports...

ACLU of Arizona sues ICE, DHS for records on immigration call center

The American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona is suing for records on an immigration call center local law enforcement officers use to check the immigration status of the people they encounter.

Ducey wants tax conformity money for rainy day fund

Gov. Doug Ducey wants to use the extra revenue Arizona would get this year by conforming with last year’s federal tax reform law to shore up the state’s rainy day fund, setting up a fight with GOP lawmakers.

Some justice reform advocates pan federal First Step Act

The First Step Act, a federal justice reform proposal that was approved today by the U.S. House of Representatives, has made for some strange bedfellows and was passed with bipartisan support, but not everyone in the criminal justice reform movement is on board.

Flake to introduce carbon tax legislation to address climate change: report

Not content with bucking the Republican Party for its support of Donald Trump, U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake will introduce carbon tax legislation, The Hill reported today.Although there is broad consensus in the scientific...

AZ Dems need to stop supporting regressive taxes and fees

Not all taxes are created equal, and Democrats need to stop putting their stamp of approval on ones that harm Arizona’s most vulnerable residents.

New vehicle registration fee hurts the poor, needs accountability, critics say

The new public safety fee all Arizona vehicle-owners will face next year to fund the Arizona Department of Public Safety will hurt Arizona’s poor disproportionately, said Tomas Robles, co-executive director of Living United for Change Arizona, an advocacy nonprofit for working families.

Brnovich praises ruling striking down all of ACA, including pre-existing condition coverage

In a written statement provided this morning, Brnovich praised the ruling by a judge in a Texas district court.

Tempe to decide between two controversial security firms

Last month the city of Tempe took some heat for a decision to add armed security guards to their parks. Now, the city council will be deciding if it wants to stick with G4S Security or instead hire another firm, Allied Universal Security, which also has a history of indiscretions.

Brnovich successful in ruling against Affordable Care Act

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich prevailed in court late Friday, when a federal judge in Texas struck down the entire Affordable Care Act, saying that its mandate that all individuals purchase health insurance is unconstitutional.