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Survey: Arizona gets a 'D' for public access

Survey: Arizona gets a 'D' for public access

State ranks 30th in nation for transparency, handling public records.

November 08, 2015 10:00 pm Video Loading…
Ariz. regulator wants limits on public-records searches

Ariz. regulator wants limits on public-records searches

Proposal comes after Corporation Commission was inundated with requests for text messages critics say show misconduct.

August 13, 2015 6:30 pmLoading…
Pima County leading legal fight over public records fees

Pima County leading legal fight over public records fees

Dispute centers around what agencies can charge for endeavors they deem for-profit.

July 14, 2015 3:00 pmLoading…
219 Pima employees are paid more than $100,000

219 Pima employees are paid more than $100,000

That's 3 percent of payroll — a higher percentage than other local governments.

July 11, 2015 7:46 pm Related Loading…

Assessor's online photos of home raise privacy issues

Lawsuit prompted assessor to include hundreds of thousands of photos to public website. 

April 05, 2015 7:56 pmLoading…

Ducey vetoes bill to withhold police names

Names of officers involved in shootings would have been held 60 days.

March 30, 2015 6:15 pmLoading…

Arizona bill protecting police names goes to governor

Law withholds them for 60 days after a fatal shooting.

March 24, 2015 7:59 pmLoading…

Legislative briefs: Lawmakers challenge city landscaping/plant salvage rules

Lawmakers also vote to tighten marijuana growing rules and loosen legal notice publication requirements

March 02, 2015 7:40 pmLoading…

Lawmaker shelves bill limiting public records access

Allowing governments to deny requests for being unreasonable met too much opposition.

March 01, 2015 7:49 pmLoading…

Bill restricting access to police camera footage advances

Legislation does not require or prohibit use of body cams by police.

February 18, 2015 9:00 pmLoading…

Bill would shield police names after shootings

To critics, Arizona measure makes it look like there's something to hide.

February 11, 2015 7:36 pmLoading…

Public records belong to all; law protects everyone

Here’s one way to think of public records: as a customer you’d never pay for a product or service you weren’t allowed to see or evaluate.

December 16, 2014 7:30 pmLoading…
Audit: Agencies withhold spending info from public

Audit: Agencies withhold spending info from public

Only 56% of public agencies turned over expense reports within 2 week.

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Pima County overhauls access to public records

Officials seek input on proposed changes, which include an online portal for records requests

October 27, 2014 8:00 pmLoading…

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.

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With veto, Arizona governor stays out of Tombstone water quarrel

Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed legislation Tuesday designed to help Tombstone repair its damaged Huachuca Mountains water supply.

April 18, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

TPD directed to allow people to photograph public records

The Tucson Police Department is scrapping its policy of forbidding people to take photos of its records.

December 06, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Horne's public records opinion protects Arizonans

Score one for the people.

December 05, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Governments can't charge for a look at public records, AG says

PHOENIX — In a major victory for citizens, Attorney General Tom Horne has sharply constrained the right of public agencies to charge for access to public records.

December 04, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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