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Ducey takes hands-off position on immigration suits

Ducey takes hands-off position on immigration suits

Decision on whether to appeal "dreamers" driver's license ruling is left to attorney general.

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Court: Drug companies can be sued for fraud

Court: Drug companies can be sued for fraud

State appeals court rules in case involving acne drug, lupus.

January 29, 2015 11:45 pmLoading…
Ducey: Dropping ride-share taxi enforcement helps economy

Ducey: Dropping ride-share taxi enforcement helps economy

Governor orders end to state crackdown on Lyft and Uber rideshare services.

January 29, 2015 8:00 pmLoading…
Bill would give charters equal access to vacant schools

Bill would give charters equal access to vacant schools

Proposed law would require school districts to sell vacant campuses to competing charter schools.

January 29, 2015 7:45 pmLoading…
Panel votes to encourage, not force, school exercise

Panel votes to encourage, not force, school exercise

Senate panel supports concept of daily school exercise, but not mandatory exercise.

January 29, 2015 6:00 pmLoading…
Arizona court: Patients can sue pharmaceuticals for fraud

Arizona court: Patients can sue pharmaceuticals for fraud

Consumer lawsuits against drug companies had not previously been allowed in Arizona.

January 29, 2015 1:24 pmLoading…
Ducey: Stop citing Arizona's Uber, Lyft drivers

Ducey: Stop citing Arizona's Uber, Lyft drivers

The state had pursued drivers for offering rides for pay without meeting mandated legal requirements.

January 29, 2015 9:30 am Photos

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Lawmaker wants to force later school year start

Lawmaker wants to force later school year start

But plan to begin classes after Labor Day gets virtually no support.

January 28, 2015 7:00 pmLoading…
Arizona could write off more medical school debt

Arizona could write off more medical school debt

New doctors could get relief for practicing where needed.

January 27, 2015 7:00 pmLoading…
Effort to blunt Arizona pot vote likely too late

Effort to blunt Arizona pot vote likely too late

Bill would be on ballot with legalization move.

January 27, 2015 5:00 pmLoading…
AZ's House Republicans vote to close party caucus

AZ's House Republicans vote to close party caucus

Democrats oppose move, say it hurts transparency.

January 27, 2015 5:00 pmLoading…
Legislative opposition to ticket quotas unanimous

Legislative opposition to ticket quotas unanimous

State House panel unanimously approves a ban on cities having police traffic ticket quotas.

January 26, 2015 7:00 pmLoading…
Lawmaker wants to restrict political robocalls

Lawmaker wants to restrict political robocalls

Voters should be able to opt out of receiving recorded calls, he says.

January 26, 2015 6:00 pmLoading…
Bill would delay identifying Lottery winners

Bill would delay identifying Lottery winners

A lawmaker wants to give lottery winners 90 days of privacy to resolve security concerns.,

January 26, 2015 5:00 pmLoading…
Arizona high court ruling limits debt protection law

Arizona high court ruling limits debt protection law

A law designed to protect homeowners from lenders does not apply if house was never built.

January 23, 2015 7:00 pmLoading…
Arizona bill would outlaw police traffic ticket quotas

Arizona bill would outlaw police traffic ticket quotas

State Rep. David Stevens pitches legislation to prohibit ticket quotas.

January 23, 2015 6:30 pm Photos

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AZ permanently blocked from denying dreamers licenses

AZ permanently blocked from denying dreamers licenses

PHOENIX — Saying “dreamers” are here legally, a federal judge late Thursday permanently blocked Arizona from denying them licenses to drive.

January 22, 2015 7:36 pmLoading…
Income indexing proposal would cut taxes for many

Income indexing proposal would cut taxes for many

A Mesa lawmaker wants to link hikes in income and inflation to hold taxes down.

January 22, 2015 4:30 pmLoading…
Arizona's employment rate improves thanks to health care

Arizona's employment rate improves thanks to health care

Nearly a third of new private-sector jobs are in health field.

January 22, 2015 3:30 pmLoading…
Bill aimed at panhandlers who trigger red lights

Bill aimed at panhandlers who trigger red lights

Arizona Sen. John Kavanagh: Practice inconveniences drivers “after a hard day’s work.”

January 21, 2015 6:15 pmLoading…
New schools chief gives Arizona education bad marks

New schools chief gives Arizona education bad marks

Douglas wants teacher pay raises, says children are Common Core "guinea pigs."

January 21, 2015 5:30 pm Photos

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Diane Douglas

Diane Douglas

Diane Douglas Arizona superintendent of public instruction

January 21, 2015 2:56 pm
Diane Douglas

Diane Douglas

Before making her prepared remarks, state schools chief Diane Douglas, left, talked with Janice Palmer of the Arizona School Boards Association.

January 21, 2015 2:56 pm
Lawmakers want easier removal of judges

Lawmakers want easier removal of judges

One proposal requires 60 percent of voters to approve retention.

January 20, 2015 6:00 pm Photos

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Ducey drops plan to fund veterans' cemeteries

Ducey drops plan to fund veterans' cemeteries

Governor scraps idea to use donations for disabled vets to fund cemeteries.

January 20, 2015 4:30 pmLoading…
Arizona lawmakers propose easier ways to remove judges

Arizona lawmakers propose easier ways to remove judges

One would require judges to receive 60 percent of retention vote.

January 20, 2015 1:07 pmLoading…
Ted Vogt

Ted Vogt

Ted Vogt, Gov. Doug Ducey's operations chief, says using money donated to help disabled veterans to maintain veterans cemeteries instead is justified.

January 19, 2015 7:28 pm
Ducey pitches redirecting $929,000 in veterans funds

Ducey pitches redirecting $929,000 in veterans funds

Governor proposes using $929,000 from disabled veterans assistance to run cemeteries instead.

January 19, 2015 7:14 pm Photos

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Ducey budget cut hits education, local governments, drivers

Ducey budget cut hits education, local governments, drivers

Cuts to universities total $75 million, including $21.6 million reduction at UA.

January 16, 2015 10:00 pmLoading…
$9.1B Ducey budget plan reduces university funding

$9.1B Ducey budget plan reduces university funding

Ducey's nearly $9.1 billion spending plan also cuts funding to promote tourism and dips into other state funds.

January 16, 2015 2:54 pmLoading…
Report: 10 tons of medical pot consumed in AZ

Report: 10 tons of medical pot consumed in AZ

Last year, 85 dispensaries operated in Arizona.

January 16, 2015 12:00 am Video Photos

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Arizona students must pass civics test to graduate

Arizona students must pass civics test to graduate

The new graduation requirement begins with the current crop of sophomores.

January 15, 2015 7:00 pmLoading…
Judge doesn't compel negotiations on Arizona schools suit

Judge doesn't compel negotiations on Arizona schools suit

But she implores Arizona legislators, districts to resolve funding dispute.

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Ducey promete mejoras en escuelas, pero no dice cómo

Ducey promete mejoras en escuelas, pero no dice cómo

Tampoco explicó qué sucede cuando las escuelas públicas vuelven a obtener los fondos estatales que se les habían negado.

January 14, 2015 7:00 pmLoading…
Judge orders lawmakers, districts to reach funding agreement

Judge orders lawmakers, districts to reach funding agreement

Schools said they're owed $1.3B in inflation funding.

January 14, 2015 3:56 pmLoading…
Passing civics likely to be new graduation requirement

Passing civics likely to be new graduation requirement

Students would have to answer 60 of 100 questions correctly for diploma.

January 13, 2015 9:00 pm Photos

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Ducey calls for better schools, no tax hikes

Ducey calls for better schools, no tax hikes

New Gov. Doug Ducey calls for schools upgrade, but short on specifics of how to do that in first official speech.

January 13, 2015 12:00 am Photos

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At website, track bills, 'speak' at legislative hearings

At website, track bills, 'speak' at legislative hearings

Watch debates, even start a discussion at the Capitol.

January 13, 2015 12:00 amLoading…
Ducey State of State: Expand school choice

Ducey State of State: Expand school choice

New governor gives first address, saying parents, students need more choices.

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Lawmakers asked to upgrade universities, protect business tax cuts

Lawmakers asked to upgrade universities, protect business tax cuts

PHOENIX — The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry wants the state to create a “world-class education system” and have a balanced state budget.

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Ducey proposes hiring freeze to balance budget

Ducey proposes hiring freeze to balance budget

New governor wants to make education a priority, put halt on jobs.

January 11, 2015 10:00 pmLoading…
Doug Ducey

Doug Ducey

New Gov. Doug Ducey wants to expand school choice options for students.

January 11, 2015 10:00 pm
Arizona House kills daylight saving time bill

Arizona House kills daylight saving time bill

Backer pulls measure to put the state on daylight saving time.

January 11, 2015 9:00 pmLoading…
Republicans criticize Democrats' criticism of education in Ariz.

Republicans criticize Democrats' criticism of education in Ariz.

PHOENIX — Arizona’s top Senate Republican accused Democrats Friday of hampering the state’s recovery by complaining about its public education system.

January 10, 2015 12:00 am Photos

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Some Arizona lawmakers to hear exorcism bishop speak

Some Arizona lawmakers to hear exorcism bishop speak

He's guest at Red Mass ushering in new legislative session.

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Making fast food off limits for public assistance proposed

Making fast food off limits for public assistance proposed

Mesa lawmaker wants to prohibit spending welfare money at some eateries.

January 08, 2015 7:15 pmLoading…
State renews fight to deny 'dreamer' licenses

State renews fight to deny 'dreamer' licenses

Case could hinge on who had idea to reject them permits

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Peoria lawmaker wants Arizona on daylight saving time

Peoria lawmaker wants Arizona on daylight saving time

Lovas says being three hours behind East is bad for business.

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El entonces superintendente estatal de educación, John Huppenthal, rompió en llanto al final de la conferencia de prensa en la que admitió y repudió haber llamado “lazy pigs’ (cerdos perezosos) a quienes reciben asistencia social, así como haber despotricado contra quienes hablan español.(Ca…

January 07, 2015 5:32 pm
Lawmaker proposes limiting public's power to change constitution

Lawmaker proposes limiting public's power to change constitution

A Republican lawmaker from Peoria wants to make it harder to approve state constitutional amendments.

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