GOP leader of sentencing reform panel wants audit of Corrections Dept, in-depth exam of racial disparities in system
The Republican chairman of a legislative sentencing reform committee recommended that the state create a non-legislative task force to delve into criminal justice reform issues, order an independent audit of the Arizona Department of Corrections and dedicate a future meeting to examining racial and ethnic disparities in incarceration.
Conservationists and environmental groups are concerned a series of changes within the Bureau of Land Management will lead to more oil, gas and mining uses of public lands.
A bill to pay some students less than the state’s minimum wage stalled in the Senate this week.
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