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Arizona lawmakers end session with flurry of measures

Arizona lawmakers end session with flurry of measures

PHOENIX — State lawmakers finally wrapped up the 2014 legislative session early this morning, pushing through a host of last-minute measures.

April 24, 2014 7:22 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…
Former Fiesta Bowl chief sentenced to 8 months in prison

Former Fiesta Bowl chief sentenced to 8 months in prison

PHOENIX  — A former longtime Fiesta Bowl chief executive was sentenced to eight months in federal prison on Thursday after acknowledging that he participated in an illegal campaign contribution scheme. John Junker was sentenced after pleading guilty two years ago to a conspiracy charge in …

March 13, 2014 3:48 pmLoading…
Arizona bill makes taking someone's gun an aggravated assault

Arizona bill makes taking someone's gun an aggravated assault

PHOENIX — Saying guns are special, the state House voted Thursday to make taking one from someone a crime.

March 13, 2014 3:00 pmLoading…
Arizona Senate: Dump Common Core education standards

Arizona Senate: Dump Common Core education standards

Calling them a federal "dictate," Sen. Al Melvin convinced Republican colleagues in the Senate to vote today to scrap the Common Core standards that the state and schools adopted just four years earlier.

March 04, 2014 3:00 pmLoading…
Arizona cannot enforce abortion ban, Supreme Court rules

Arizona cannot enforce abortion ban, Supreme Court rules

PHOENIX — Arizona cannot enforce its ban on abortions at 20 weeks of pregnancies, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled this morning.

January 13, 2014 7:47 amLoading…
Ruling: Arizona lawmakers wrong to withhold public school funds

Ruling: Arizona lawmakers wrong to withhold public school funds

The will of the voters, coupled with a constitutional provision prohibiting legislative tinkering with anything approved at the ballot, pretty much makes ignoring mandated adjustments to public school funding off limits, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

September 26, 2013 10:06 amLoading…
Some see 'border surge' as too costly

Some see 'border surge' as too costly

Technology is a major component in securing the border, but spending billions more on equipment and manpower under the Senate immigration bill has some asking whether it's too expensive.

June 28, 2013 5:45 pm Photos

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Some see 'border surge' as too costly

Some see 'border surge' as too costly

The U.S. Custom and Border Protection’s Joint Intelligence Operations Center at the Joint Field Command Building, Tucson Sector Headquarters, 2430 S. Swan Road. The "border surge" would add 20,000 patrol agents.

June 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Immigration bill will require compromise, senators say

NOGALES, Ariz. - The comprehensive immigration reform bill that's likely to be filed when senators return to Washington in two weeks will be heavy on compromise, lawmakers from both sides of the aisle said after a border tour here Wednesday.

March 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Giffords, back at tragic site, asks for wider gun checks

Giffords, back at tragic site, asks for wider gun checks

Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords returned Wednesday to the northwest-side grocery store where she was nearly slain on Jan. 8, 2011, to advocate for expanded background checks for gun buyers.

March 07, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Bill mandates cities test their meters

Bill mandates cities test their meters

Josie Romero fishes for money to pay the meter while holding on to her 11-month-old son, Jonathan Palomares, on West Alameda Street while Rose Delestre, left, keeps tabs on Jordan Palomares, 3. A state legislator wants cities to be held accountable for their parking meters.

January 24, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Bill mandates cities test their meters

Bill mandates cities test their meters

PHOENIX - There are 60 minutes in an hour. Everybody knows that - except, perhaps an indeterminate number of faulty parking meters that may be having trouble keeping time.

January 24, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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