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State must restore $316 million in education funds

State must restore $316 million in education funds

Judge's ruling raises possibility bill could reach whopping $2.9 billion.

July 11, 2014 10:00 pmLoading…
Judge: Arizona owes schools $300 million it illegally withheld

Judge: Arizona owes schools $300 million it illegally withheld

PHOENIX —  Arizona lawmakers must come up with $300 million immediately — and potentially $2.9 billion over five years — to make up for aid to schools they withheld illegally, a judge has ruled.

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Arizona OKs medical marijuana for patients with PTSD

Arizona OKs medical marijuana for patients with PTSD

At least one study shows the drug can be helpful, state decides.

July 10, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Horne tries to block campaign finance investigation

Horne tries to block campaign finance investigation

Attorney General Tom Horne contends Clean Elections Commission powerlessAG to investigate him.

July 09, 2014 9:45 pmLoading…
Investigation of Horne campaign needed, state official finds

Investigation of Horne campaign needed, state official finds

Assistant secretary of state rules there is enough evidence.

July 09, 2014 9:45 pmLoading…
Health director: Medical pot OK for PTSD symptoms

Health director: Medical pot OK for PTSD symptoms

Ruling should help thousands suffering from condition.

July 09, 2014 2:39 pmLoading…
Ruling: Enough evidence exists to investigate Horne campaign

Ruling: Enough evidence exists to investigate Horne campaign

A ruling says there is enough evidence against Horne to merit an investigation.

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Appeals Court says to give 'dreamers' licenses

Appeals Court says to give 'dreamers' licenses

Court orders that "dreamers'' be allowed to get Arizona driver's licenses for now.

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Speak out on lawmaker pay raises

Speak out on lawmaker pay raises

For $100 you can have your opinion on state ballot measures printed.

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AZ redistricting fight goes to Supreme Court

AZ redistricting fight goes to Supreme Court

Voters had a right to take redistricting away from the Legislature, lawyer says.

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AZ religious freedom law may get new life

AZ religious freedom law may get new life

PHOENIX — The group behind a vetoed religious freedom law intends to study last week’s Supreme Court health-care mandates as a chance to revamp and revive its proposal next year.

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Tohono O'odham win reservation status for Glendale land

Tohono O'odham win reservation status for Glendale land

A Tohono O'odham resort-casino in Glendale is a step closer to reality.

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No citizen initiatives qualify for this year's ballot

No citizen initiatives qualify for this year's ballot

For the first time in 36 years, no citizen initiatives are on Arizona's ballot.

July 04, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
GMO labeling won't be on Arizona ballot

GMO labeling won't be on Arizona ballot

Petition drive falls fall short.

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Brewer political fund continues to grow

Brewer political fund continues to grow

She has $635,000 ready to benefit 'good Republicans.'

July 02, 2014 4:30 pmLoading…
Anonymous political contributions should be OK, candidate says

Anonymous political contributions should be OK, candidate says

Secretary of State hopefuls split over need to disclose campaign contributors' names.

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Meat prices still on the rise

Meat prices still on the rise

Drought in other regions has driven price of feed up.

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Car dealer Click gives big to Ducey campaign

Tucson car dealer Jim Click is a major backer of Republican Doug Ducey's campaign for governor

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UA doctor loses job, blames medical-marijuana lobbying

UA doctor loses job, blames medical-marijuana lobbying

Advocated funding for a study on whether drug can help treat PTSD.

July 01, 2014 4:45 pmLoading…
Court: Hospitals can be sued for elder abuse

Court: Hospitals can be sued for elder abuse

Vulnerable adults are at risk everywhere, Arizona Supreme Court rules.

June 30, 2014 4:45 pmLoading…
Court: Arizona hospitals not excluded from elder abuse claims

Court: Arizona hospitals not excluded from elder abuse claims

The justices rejected arguments that the law was always intended to cover things like nursing homes.

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Failed emissions test? Try a free gas cap

Failed emissions test? Try a free gas cap

Arizona is giving away gas caps to people who fail emissions tests. 

June 30, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Horne hires political backers to investigate his office

Horne hires political backers to investigate his office

Top aide taps two attorneys who have donated to Horne.

June 29, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
High court won’t end candidacy over forged signatures

High court won’t end candidacy over forged signatures

Toby Farmer defeats challenge by Sen. Don Shooter.

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Court asked to disqualify candidate over petition forgeries

Court asked to disqualify candidate over petition forgeries

Incumbent in Yuma Senate race brings case.

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Tax on leased solar panels enlivens ACC debate

Tax on leased solar panels enlivens ACC debate

Leasing companies will pass along the costs to consumers.

June 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Corporation Commission debate

Corporation Commission debate

Lucy Mason is running with Parker as a team. Tom Forese, right, said he worries about surprise costs to those leasing the rooftop panels.

June 26, 2014 4:23 pm
Corporation Commission debate

Corporation Commission debate

Doug Little, left, defends the tax on leased solar panels. Vernon Parker, right, said the decision should have been left to the Legislature.

June 26, 2014 3:38 pm
Voters to decide pay raises for lawmakers

Voters to decide pay raises for lawmakers

Voters will decide on a proposed $11,000 raise for Arizona lawmakers.

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Tearful Huppenthal apologizes for "hurtful" blog posts

Tearful Huppenthal apologizes for "hurtful" blog posts

Says he won't leave office or discontinue his campaign.

June 26, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
John Huppenthal

John Huppenthal

State school Superintendent John Huppenthal breaks down at the end of a news conference where he repudiated comments he made in anonymous blogs about “lazy pigs” on welfare. But he said he will continue his re-election campaign.

June 25, 2014 2:45 pm
John Huppenthal

John Huppenthal

State School Superintendent John Huppenthal breaks down at the end of a press conference Wednesday where he repudiated comments made in anonymous blogs about ``lazy pigs'' who get welfare and a diatribe against people who speak Spanish. But Huppenthal said he will not quit and will pursue hi…

June 25, 2014 2:35 pm
John Huppenthal

John Huppenthal

State School Superintendent John Huppenthal breaks down at the end of a press conference Wednesday where he repudiated comments made in anonymous blogs about ``lazy pigs'' who get welfare and a diatribe against people who speak Spanish. But Huppenthal said he will not quit and will pursue hi…

June 25, 2014 2:34 pm
Huppenthal cries, refuses to resign over blog posts

Huppenthal cries, refuses to resign over blog posts

Huppenthal said the blog posts were not meant in mean spirit

June 25, 2014 2:33 pm Photos

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John Huppenthal

John Huppenthal

State School Superintendent John Huppenthal breaks down at the end of a press conference Wednesday where he repudiated comments made in anonymous blogs about ``lazy pigs'' who get welfare and a diatribe against people who speak Spanish. But Huppenthal said he will not quit and will pursue hi…

June 25, 2014 2:32 pm
Voters to decide if legislators get pay hike

Voters to decide if legislators get pay hike

Commission approves $11,000 increase for state lawmakers

June 25, 2014 12:22 pmLoading…

Appeals court ruling sides with retired pilots on pensions

A federal appeals court says retired U.S. Airways pilots may have the legal right to pursue claims that could give each of them thousands of dollars.

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Second GOP contender for governor looks set to get public funds

Second GOP contender for governor looks set to get public funds

He turns in more signatures in effort to qualify.

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Brewer asks court to reject Medicaid expansion challenge

Gov. Jan Brewer wants to block a bid by lawmakers who oppose it.

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Candidate signature requirement upheld for this election

PHOENIX — A federal judge refused Monday to ease the requirement for candidates to get on the ballot, at least for this year.

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Brewer urges media to press feds on immigration

PHOENIX — The way Gov. Jan Brewer sees it, the media should be doing more to press the Obama administration for answers about the flood of immigrants across the border.

June 24, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…
Melvin pulls out of governor's race, cites funding

Melvin pulls out of governor's race, cites funding

State senator couldn't line up enough supporters to qualify for state funding. 

June 24, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Pima warily watching ruling on car-rental tax

Pima warily watching ruling on car-rental tax

Legal fight playing out in Phoenix could undermine Pima's plans to pay off Kino Sports Complex.

June 23, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
US to open new centers to house Central Americans

US to open new centers to house Central Americans

Flood of illegal immigrants overwhelming border agencies

June 21, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Andrew Thomas

Andrew Thomas

AndrewThomas

June 20, 2014 12:06 pm
State Sen. Al Melvin

State Sen. Al Melvin

Al Melvin

June 20, 2014 12:04 pm
Sen. Melvin may exit gubernatorial race

Sen. Melvin may exit gubernatorial race

Having trouble coming up with required amount of $5 donations

June 20, 2014 12:00 pm Photos

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Arizona's jobless rate dips, but there are worrying signs

Only health care, financial services performing well.

June 20, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Clean Elections votes to investigate Horne

Clean Elections votes to investigate Horne

Former staffer says she did campaign work during normal business hours.

June 20, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Elections board rejects secretary of state's ad appeal

Elections board rejects secretary of state's ad appeal

TV spot urges voters to mail in ballots early.

June 19, 2014 4:47 pmLoading…

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