After going into debt, state fund is back in the black.
Operator facing negligent homicide charges.
Arizona Supreme Court says DES can't unilaterally return kids to abusive parents.
Satisfying readers' curiosity about what's under construction around Tucson.
Five years after the recession, the benefits trust fund is insolvent.
PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer signed groundbreaking legislation Thursday to create and fund a new Department of Child Safety, at least in part to solve problems that she may have helped create.
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.
PHOENIX — Top legislative leaders are telling Gov. Jan Brewer she can have the money she wants for child welfare — but not all at once.
PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer asked lawmakers Thursday to immediately approve nearly $60 million to create a new child welfare agency and revamp how Arizona handles abuse and neglect complaints.
PHOENIX — Calling the spending unnecessary, Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a measure Wednesday to hire an outside expert to study the state’s child-welfare agency.
PHOENIX — Arizona provided food stamps and welfare benefits to some people behind bars — and some who were dead — according to a new report.
A bill that would create a new kind of job-training program to help the unemployed get back to work faster is advancing in the Arizona Senate.
Gov. Jan Brewer greets her audience from the Arizona Capitol podium, where she gave her State of the State address. She’s flanked by Senate President Andy Biggs, left, and Speaker of the House Andy Tobin. Her speech opened the legislative session.
PHOENIX — Almost one of every 12 child-abuse complaints reported to CPS since January was not investigated.
PHOENIX — Close to one out of every 12 complaints of child abuse since January were not investigated because Child Protective Services workers deemed them not important enough to follow through, agency officials said Thursday.
PHOENIX — Facing pressure by community groups and criticism from legislative Democrats, Gov. Jan Brewer agreed late Monday to have a state agency shuffle around $650,000 in its budget to cover welfare payments for 3,200 needy families through the end of the month.
PHOENIX — The state is borrowing $200 million this week to pay off the last of what it owes the federal government for providing jobless benefits to out-of-work employees.
PHOENIX — Starting today, ferrets will be forbidden in restaurants as service animals.
PHOENIX - The director of the Arizona Department of Economic Security is rolling out a plan to fix what he calls a flawed system for overseeing the state's safety net programs.
Twenty-three training programs for disabled Arizonans were spared the possibility having to send hundred of clients home on Monday after the state issued them last-minute contract extensions late Friday.