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John Kavanagh

Lawmaker looks to up the ante for inmate labor

Lawmaker looks to up the ante for inmate labor

PHOENIX — A veteran state lawmaker is pushing his colleagues to triple the wages of some Arizonans.

December 10, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…
Election 2014: List of winners in Arizona

Election 2014: List of winners in Arizona

Winners of races in Arizona.

November 05, 2014 5:51 amLoading…
Judge: Arizona owes public schools more than $300M now

Judge: Arizona owes public schools more than $300M now

Lawmakers have ignored voter mandate for inflation adjustments, judge says.

August 21, 2014 9:30 pmLoading…

Feds consider dropping challenge to Arizona's SB 1070

PHOENIX — The Obama administration is apparently ready to throw in the towel in its bid to kill the “papers, please” provision of Arizona’s controversial 2010 immigration law.

May 31, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…
Brewer vetoes aggressive panhandling bill

Brewer vetoes aggressive panhandling bill

PHOENIX — Arizona is going to be without a legally enforceable begging law for perhaps another year.

April 17, 2014 5:12 pmLoading…
Appeals court asked to reject Arizona's no-bail rule

Appeals court asked to reject Arizona's no-bail rule

An attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union asked a federal appeals court Tuesday to void a Arizona constitutional provision denying bail to some people awaiting trial who are in this country illegally.

March 18, 2014 3:30 pmLoading…

Schools say they will drop $1.2B settlement claim if lawmakers honor 2000 law; Legislature balks

PHOENIX — Arizona public schools have offered to give up their claim to more than $1.2 billion in lost aid if the state will simply agree to adjust the current formula to recognize the fact that lawmakers broke state law.

March 17, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Ariz. animal cruelty bill moves to Senate

Ariz. animal cruelty bill moves to Senate

PHOENIX — State lawmakers agreed to create special exemptions from animal cruelty laws for farmers and ranchers despite complaints that it would ease penalties on those who abuse and beat farm animals to death.

March 10, 2014 4:30 pmLoading…

Guns on campus offers illusion of safety

Legislation that would allow Arizona schools to keep a gun on campus and give one person access to it offers the illusion of doing something to further safety rather than taking concrete steps to protect children.

March 02, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Arizona House panel OKs allowing school employees to have guns

PHOENIX — Saying it will protect students from “maniacal, homicidal” killers, a House panel voted Wednesday to let schools designate one employee at each site to have access to a gun.

February 27, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Bill would give Clean Election funds to Ariz. lawmakers for expenses

PHOENIX — Two years ago the Republican-controlled Legislature sought to get voters to kill the Citizens Clean Elections Act, claiming it’s wrong for politicians to get public money.

February 19, 2014 3:00 pmLoading…
Ronald W. Marx: Everyone is better off when we have more college graduates

Ronald W. Marx: Everyone is better off when we have more college graduates

In the Jan. 19 Arizona Daily Star article “Arizona spends too much sending too many to college, lawmaker says,” Rep. John Kavanagh, chairman of the Arizona House Appropriations Committee, said, “If somebody’s going to end up in a sales position or be a real estate agent, why are we investing…

February 19, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Arizona spends too much sending too many to college, lawmaker says

PHOENIX — Arizona is spending too much money providing a university education to students who really do not need it, according to the head of the House Appropriations Committee.

January 19, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Medical-pot users can toke easier; vote effort's dead

PHOENIX - The state's more than 38,000 medical marijuana users are in no danger of losing their medication, at least not at the ballot box.

June 06, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Fitz Blog: Potty police

If any of you suspect that Arizona is in the toilet this will confirm it.

March 20, 2013 3:30 pmLoading…

Fitz Blog: Brewer states "State of the State"

In her fifth State of the State speech, Gov. Jan Brewer proposed expanding Arizona's Medicaid program, funding 200 more caseworkers for Child Protective Services and spending more money on public education.

January 15, 2013 9:30 amLoading…

Voters may get chance to reconsider medical pot

PHOENIX - Saying voters have seen enough, a veteran lawmaker wants to give them a chance to repeal the state's 2-year-old medical-marijuana program.

January 04, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Census: Arizona ranks near bottom in per-pupil spending

PHOENIX — Arizona is near the bottom of all states when it comes to spending money on public education, according to a new report.

June 22, 2012 4:36 pmLoading…
Legislators reject Brewer plan to regain buildings' ownership

Legislators reject Brewer plan to regain buildings' ownership

PHOENIX - Gov. Jan Brewer did not get what she wanted for the state's 100th birthday.

February 15, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
What state lawmakers want to know about university budgets

What state lawmakers want to know about university budgets

Committee chair Kavanagh says more students should pay more tuition.

February 03, 2011 11:00 am Related Loading…

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