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Ducey vetoes bill to withhold police names

Ducey vetoes bill to withhold police names

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

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Arizona bill protecting police names goes to governor

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

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

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

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

Pima County overhauls access to public records

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

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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.

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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.

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Horne's public records opinion protects Arizonans

Score one for the people.

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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.

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Environmental group sues to get UA records

A Washington, D.C.-based advocacy group has sued the University of Arizona demanding the release of a cache of documents — including two professors’ emails — related to climate change and global warming.

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Tucson Unified School District reveals finalists, after court order

Tucson Unified School District reveals finalists, after court order

No current or past TUSD employees qualified for the final round of interviews to become superintendent of Tucson's largest school district.

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No TUSD finalists were local

No TUSD finalists were local

H.T. Sanchez

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Brewer signs bill ending limits on campaign giving

PHOENIX - Gov. Jan Brewer signed a number of new laws Thursday, including one eliminating all current caps on political campaign contributions and scrapping the limit on how much any individual or PAC can donate to all candidates in any year.

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Tim Steller: No Tucsonans at risk, just yet, of taking water walk of shame

Tim Steller: No Tucsonans at risk, just yet, of taking water walk of shame

Sean Elliott told the San Antonio newspaper that "my wife and I are absolutely mortified" to be San Antonio's second-biggest water users.

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Tim Steller: No Tucsonans at risk, just yet, of taking water walk of shame

Tim Steller: No Tucsonans at risk, just yet, of taking water walk of shame

It horrified Tucson native Sean Elliott to learn in December that he and his wife were the second-biggest users of water in San Antonio.

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