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Arizona Medical Board to re-issue physician licenses

Arizona Medical Board to re-issue physician licenses

A special meeting today at noon focused on the problem.

October 08, 2014 11:01 amLoading…
Judge: Lawmakers can't ignore school-funding order

Judge: Lawmakers can't ignore school-funding order

State argued for automatic stay during its appeal.

October 07, 2014 4:45 pmLoading…

Arizona pulling out of multistate consortium crafting student tests

PHOENIX — Arizona is pulling out of a controversial multistate consortium that is crafting tests for students.

June 01, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Arizona senators tentatively OK $63 million to get Department of Child Safety started

PHOENIX — State senators gave preliminary approval Wednesday to creating a new Department of Child Safety and providing $63 million in new funding to get it started.

May 28, 2014 5:15 pmLoading…

Lawmakers say child-welfare funding should come with conditions

PHOENIX — Top legislative leaders are telling Gov. Jan Brewer she can have the money she wants for child welfare — but not all at once.

May 25, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Political stories from across the state (Wednesday edition)

A collection of political news from across the state making headlines today:

April 23, 2014 9:00 amLoading…

State House approves review of child protection efforts

PHOENIX — The House gave final approval Monday for an external review of how Arizona has handled Child Protective Services.

April 22, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Fitz: Monday Headlines

Fitz: Monday Headlines

Limbaugh says Colbert is not funny. Rush knows funny. That’s why he’s still on AM radio, where America turns for hilarious satire when the Victophone stops working. Here are today's headlines:

April 14, 2014 2:15 amLoading…

Arizona lawmakers reach $9.23B budget compromise

PHOENIX – State lawmakers approved a $9.23 billion budget for the coming fiscal year Monday as Senate Republicans agreed on a spending plan higher than they had originally wanted but still less than sought by Gov. Jan Brewer and even their House GOP counterparts.

April 08, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Senate budget faces opposition from Brewer

PHOENIX — A $9.21 million spending plan approved Tuesday by the state Senate could face a gubernatorial veto because it underfunds state universities, an aide to Gov. Jan Brewer said.

April 02, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Biggs: Expect major changes to proposed Ariz. budget before consensus

Biggs: Expect major changes to proposed Ariz. budget before consensus

PHOENIX — The state Senate may not accept the changes to the budget made late Thursday by the House, Senate President Andy Biggs said.

March 31, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

OSHA tells Arizona to tighten rules on construction-site falls

PHOENIX — Federal officials say they could wind up assuming control of workplace safety in Arizona’s residential construction industry because a 2012 state law doesn’t do enough to protect workers.

March 22, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Budget slice for Arizona kids gets bigger

PHOENIX — Caving in part to demands by the governor, the state Senate voted 16-13 Thursday for a nearly $9.2 billion spending plan that includes more cash for child welfare and education than they had first offered.

March 21, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Arizona lawmakers nearing budget deal

Arizona lawmakers nearing budget deal

PHOENIX — Senate Republican leaders have agreed to give Gov. Jan Brewer much of what she wants in a spending plan to avoid a gridlock on the new budget.

March 20, 2014 9:53 amLoading…

Arizona Senate budget plan differs with Brewer over child-welfare funds

PHOENIX — Senate Republicans proposed a $9.2 billion spending plan for the state, notably with less money for child welfare than sought by Gov. Jan Brewer.

March 17, 2014 6:27 pmLoading…
Arizona lawmakers renew push to dump Common Core education standards

Arizona lawmakers renew push to dump Common Core education standards

PHOENIX — Unable to kill outright the Common Core program, state senators now are moving to let schools opt out of the national education standards.

March 12, 2014 5:00 pmLoading…
Outcry over Arizona's SB 1062 overshadows bill's limited power

Outcry over Arizona's SB 1062 overshadows bill's limited power

PHOENIX — The hype and rhetoric on both sides of SB 1062, now awaiting action by Gov. Jan Brewer, may disguise the fact that the measure does far less than some have suggested.

February 26, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Senate committee votes to cover SB 1070 legal costs

PHOENIX — Senate Republicans took the first steps Tuesday to having taxpayers pick up the legal tab for current and former lawmakers who are fighting subpoenas over their private emails related to immigration legislation.

January 29, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Lawmakers want public funds to defend SB 1070 challenges

PHOENIX — Republican legislative leaders are moving to use taxpayer funds to pay the legal fees of current and former lawmakers whose personal emails have been subpoenaed in the ongoing legal fight over a 2010 immigration law.

January 15, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Legislative fight looms over university funding

PHOENIX — A fight is brewing at the Capitol over how much new money, if any, to give to the state university system.

January 10, 2014 8:00 pmLoading…

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