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The death of state Sen. Chester Crandell throws this year's race for the seat he held into turmoil.
District 18 Republican state senate candidates Jeff Dial and Tom Morrissey discussed Common Core standards, Medicaid, job growth and legislative pay increase during a forum hosted by the East Valley Tribune on July 11.
Rejecting arguments the state cannot afford it, a judge has ordered Gov. Jan Brewer and the Republican-controlled Legislature to come up with an extra $316 million immediately — and potentially $2.9 billion over five years — to make up for aid to schools they illegally withheld.
Our elected officials in Washington, D.C., talk a good game when it comes to supporting the needs of small-business owners like my husband and I. We run Blockwise Engineering, a manufacturing equipment business in Tempe, Ariz. Like all good small-business owners, we do our civic duty and pay our fair share of taxes to help ensure that our communities have good schools, well-kept roads and other services we sometimes take for granted.
WASHINGTON — House Republicans are proposing to let some schools opt out of healthier school lunch and breakfast programs if they are losing money.
WASHINGTON — The House on Friday passed a bill boosting support for charter schools as part of a GOP-led push to promote school choice.
With the regular legislative session behind her, Gov. Jan Brewer is on the road again in her bid to elect candidates across the nation who share her views.
Supporters of medical marijuana research have targeted a Republican state senator for recall because she is blocking a measure that could fund it. But the measure could be more public relations than actual political power.
The Arizona Legislature approved a state budget Monday night that set spending at $9.2 billion for the coming budget year after negotiating a compromise on several issues that had hung up a final deal for weeks.
As the Arizona Legislature continues to debate the budget, districts across the East Valley are using the information they have available to anticipate any changes they’ll experience for the 2014-15 school year.
The fate of a $9.2 billion state budget could depend on lawmakers crafting a commitment for future child-welfare funding that does not actually commit them to doing anything.
A decision by the state's highest court and an obscure amendment to an education bill intensified a debate in the Arizona Legislature this week over a program that gives students taxpayer money to attend private schools.
Arizona's controversial voucher-like system of using state funds to send children to private and parochial schools is legal, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Friday.
A Phoenix Republican lawmaker is using her power to single-handedly kill a House-passed bill that could provide the necessary funds to finally have a study of possible beneficial effects of medical marijuana.
A $9.2 billion spending plan that trims more than $150 million from Gov. Jan Brewer's proposal was introduced in the Arizona Senate on Monday, but Senate President Andy Biggs' proposal faces an uncertain future in the House and with Gov. Jan Brewer.
Calling them a federal “dictate,” Sen. Al Melvin convinced Republican colleagues in the Senate to vote Tuesday to scrap the Common Core education standards the state and schools adopted just four years earlier.
The share of education tax dollars that actually wind up in Arizona classrooms slid again last year to the lowest level in the 13 years the state has monitored it.
State lawmakers are moving to force school districts to sell off unused campuses.
Ignoring pleas from business leaders, the Senate Education Committee voted 6-3 along party lines Thursday to bar Arizona from implementing the Common Core standards the state adopted just four years earlier.
State lawmakers hope to use fees paid by medical marijuana users and dispensaries to convince everyone else not to inhale.
Saying there are too many questions and too little time to answer them, a Southern Arizona lawmaker has quashed her proposal to split away a portion of Pima County.
If you're already confused about the origin of that license plate on the car ahead of you, it could get worse.
State Legislature helping out powerful, keeping rest of us in the dark
Republican legislative leaders are moving to use taxpayer funds to pay the legal fees of current and former lawmakers whose personal emails have been subpoenaed in the ongoing legal fight over a 2010 immigration law.
NEW YORK — Was a losing team bullied? Is your angry spouse a bully? How about that co-worker who's always criticizing you? Or the politicians who forced a government shutdown?