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Developmental disabilities service providers say state funding for minimum wage increase lagging

State funding for organizations that care for people with developmental disabilities isn’t keeping up with Arizona’s rising minimum wage, and the groups that contract with the state to provide those services are feeling the...

Government report provides insight into what went wrong during family separation crisis

A report published this week concluded the U.S. Department of Homeland Security “was not fully prepared to implement” the Trump Administration’s controversial Zero Tolerance Policy “or to deal with some of its after-effects.”  The...

Arizona Democratic Party spends big for secretary of state, not for governor

The Arizona Democratic Party is spending heavily on television ads to help Katie Hobbs in the race for secretary of state, but hasn’t made a similar investment in gubernatorial nominee David Garcia.The party...

Expelled lawmaker Shooter asks judge to order release of documents

Ousted lawmaker Don Shooter is asking a judge to order the release of files from the investigation that led to his historic expulsion from the Arizona House of Representatives for sexual harassment.Shooter is...

Three migrant boys run away from Southwest Key shelter, one ordered deported

Three minors ran away from a shelter for migrant children operated by Southwest Key in Glendale on August 19.One of the boys, who didn’t show up to his immigration hearing Friday, was ordered...

Naturalization backlog doubles to almost 15K in AZ, immigrant rights groups sue

Immigrants’ rights groups sued the government Sept. 17 over a backlog in processing citizenship applications that has left more than 753,000 people waiting to access lawful citizenship and voting rights.The lawsuit stems from failure...

Sales tax measure could scuttle education funding plans

Education advocates are concerned that a ballot measure aiming to preemptively outlaw future sales taxes on services would block future tax reforms aimed at generating more money for K-12 schools.Proposition 126 would amend...

Massachusetts gives former Arizona GOP chairman lifetime securities ban

Former Arizona Republican Party Chairman Robert Graham has been permanently banned from the securities trading industry in Massachusetts, and must pay a $15,000 fine after after losing $400,000 that a 67-year-old artist invested in...

Landlords and tenants battle it out in Tempe over affordable housing Wright under the microscope

Edwin Lambert is an accomplished man.He spent six months in the Antarctic, he ran a nuclear power plant and worked as a probation officer. But one of his biggest accomplishments has been his adopted...

Could SCOTUS dark money ruling affect Arizona campaign finance law?

Last week, the Supreme Court made a decision which has sent ripples through the world of “dark money” campaign finance at the national level, but don’t expect it to result in more disclosures of...