May 2013

If you think shelling out the big bucks for law school is a fast-track to success (or at least a hefty salary) you may need to think again. Prospective law students in Arizona face a big bill and a rough job search, and law schools nationwide are facing far lower application rates.
May 16, 2013
 May 15 is National Police Memorial Day, a day set aside to remember officers who have fallen in the line of duty.  A memorial service was held Wednesday to honor an Arizona Department of Public Safety Officer killed last week.
May 15, 2013
The Phoenix City Council has approved a plan to outsource food and beverage operations and maintenance at five of the city owned municipal golf courses. The city lost  $2 million in the last fiscal year operating the courses.
May 15, 2013
Changes could be coming to several areas of election law in Arizona. The elections omnibus bill includes a series of proposals that have already been debated this year. Among them, one that would allow a voter to designate someone to return their early ballot for them, but that would make it a felony for political committees to collect them and turn them in.
May 15, 2013
Phoenix native Jon Talton was an Arizona Republic columnist for seven years. He has since moved to the Pacific Northwest, where he writes for The Seattle Times and blogs often about Phoenix at RogueColumnist.
May 15, 2013
The latest proposed owner of the Phoenix Coyotes was quickly rejected by the National Hockey League, leaving the organization with another uncertain offseason. Paul Giblin of The Arizona Republic gave an update on the city of Glendale's involvement in the ownership of the Coyotes and the management of Jobing.
May 15, 2013
Arizona's public schools continue trying to climb back from deep cuts to their budgets over the past several years. Their planning for the next fiscal year has not been helped by delayed state budget talks at the Capitol.
May 15, 2013
State budget talks, at least publicly, seemed to be stuck in a rut. That changed earlier this week when Senate leaders introduced a series of budget bills.Jim Small of The Arizona Capitol Times explained why Senate President Andy Biggs is allowing the budget bills to move forward and how impactful Governor Jan Brewer's proposed Medicaid expansion has been on the legislative session.
May 15, 2013
Senator Jeff Flake proposed new legislation Tuesday in response to revelations the Internal Revenue Service applied stricter standards to conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status during the last election cycle.
May 15, 2013
A new poll from Phoenix-based Behavior Research indicates that if asked about same-sex marriage, Arizona voters would now approve it.The poll found 55 percent of the 700 adult heads of household questioned in favor, 35 percent were opposed.
May 15, 2013

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