Law & Government

Indicted county assessor Petersen suspended 120 days

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Monday to suspend county assessor Paul Petersen, who is facing state and federal charges over his adoption business, alleging neglect of his official duties.

Navajo Nation Council punts decision on massive liability for troubled coal mine cleanups

The Navajo Nation Council on Oct. 23 tabled legislation that would avoid hundreds of millions of dollars in Nation liability for the cleanup of three coal mines.

David Farnsworth, DCS, sex trafficking and the political fringe

On a Thursday night in Mesa, Republican Sen. David Farnsworth takes off his suit coat and pulls out a stack of Little Caesars’ pizzas from his car, which he’ll later hand out with a...

County treasurer says senator missed the mark on property tax criticism

The Maricopa County Treasurer’s Office said it is fully complying with a law requiring it to mail out annual property tax statements, despite a state senator’s accusation that it’s ignoring the new requirement. Sen. Vince...

Legislator readies defense of ‘heart and soul of SB1070’ as Tucson voters decide on sanctuary city measure

Nearly a decade after the passage of Senate Bill 1070, a Republican lawmaker is ready to defend Arizona’s controversial immigration enforcement law by imposing more penalties as Tucson voters consider limiting the law’s reach...

McSally co-sponsors resolution condemning impeachment inquiry

U.S. Sen. Martha McSally signed onto a resolution condemning House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, a move that could have ramifications in her bruising 2020 campaign.

Epoch Times interviews Farnsworth, conspiracy theorists about DCS

After making headlines for claiming without evidence that the Arizona Department of Child Safety is tied to sex trafficking, Sen. David Farnsworth appears to not be backing down from the claim in an interview with controversial outlet The Epoch Times. 

How well does Arizona law protect your online privacy?

what does Arizona do to help protect the online privacy of its residents? A survey finds it only has 4 of 20 key privacy laws.

Arizona higher ed: Deepest cuts, biggest tuition increases since 2008

Arizona students have seen the steepest cut in state support and they have seen the largest tuition increases – and those increases are disproportionately affecting students of color.

Arizonans Biggs, Lesko, among House Republicans who stormed impeachment hearing

Arizona lawmakers were among dozens of Republicans who stormed the House impeachment hearings Wednesday to protest the closed-door depositions and demand that Democrats open the proceedings.
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