Governor Jan Brewer said she is glad the political fight over Medicaid expansion is finally over. The governor signed legislation Monday that adds 300,000 low-income people to state Medicaid under the federal Affordable Health Care Act.
The United States Supreme Court ruled today on a case from Arizona that could impact elections around the country. The court found Arizona cannot impose its own requirements on federal voter registration forms.
One of the authors of a bipartisan Senate
immigration proposal South Carolina's
Lindsey Graham says he believes
the measure will be approved.
“I think we're
going to have a political break through, that congress is going to pass
immigration reform,” Graham said.
Four more Arizona
forests, the Coconino, Kaibab, Prescott,
and Tonto, are taking fire restrictions up a notch this week. National Forest Service spokeswoman
Jacqueline Banks says 'open flame'
fires will be banned in those forests beginning Wednesday morning,
“It’s really important that people realize just how
dry it is across Arizona,”
A new poll shows there is strong support from across the political spectrum in Arizona, for the
so-called 'Gang of Eight' immigration reform plan, in the US Senate. The poll
from the conservative-leaning Harper Polling, shows 65 percent of state
residents of all political parties, favor the measure, which includes a path to
citizenship for undocumented immigrants already in the US.
Governor Jan Brewer will sign her Medicaid expansion plan
into law Monday, during a ceremony at the capitol. A handful of Republican
lawmakers joined Democrats last week to approve the plan, as part of the state
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Arizona’s rural counties are pleased they will be getting a larger share of lottery revenues in the new state budget. Lawmakers stopped sharing the money with counties during the height of the recession.
Not all Valley cities are created equal for new-home sales. The latest real estate report from Arizona State University shows Gilbert and Goodyear leading the way in that sector of the housing recovery, but builders in other cities are still idle.
County elections officials are applauding a sweeping change to Arizona election laws. The measure approved by state lawmakers allows county recorders to remove people who do not regularly show up at the polls from permanent early voting lists.
On the last day of the legislative session, Gov. Jan
Brewer finally got one of her top priorities – expanding Arizona’s Medicaid
program under the Affordable Care Act. But, to get it, the governor had to call
a special session and take part in some public disputes with members of her
A voter rights group said it will file a lawsuit challenging a campaign finance reform measure lawmakers approved in the final hours of the session.Under the new law, local candidates will see their contribution limit from private donors go up from $500 to $5,000, and statewide candidates would also get up to $5,000 compared to their current limit of $1,000.
The vicious drought gripping the Southwest appears to have a bullseye on
New Mexico. Wildfires are burning across the state and water is
increasingly scarce. So scare, that early this month one town's well
stopped delivering water completely.
If you’re looking for a last-minute Father's Day gift, the
state wants you to know you likely won’t get cheated at the register.The Arizona Department of Weights and Measures did 28
unannounced inspections at retailers statewide, looking at the items people
often buy for their dads, like ties, cologne and watches.
A professor visiting Arizona from Spain has died while hiking in the desert. Tamra Ingersoll of the Pinal County Sheriff's Office said the victim was with two other colleagues who were in the state for a convention when they went on a hike in the Table Top Mountains late Wednesday morning.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department said there could be problems with nuisance bears in southern Arizona once again this year. Spokesman Mark Hart said they have had their first sighting of a bear in the Sierra Vista area, a place where bears became a problem last year.
Even though tomorrow is the “official” start of Arizona's summer monsoon season, a few thunderstorms have already popped up near the New Mexico border. Chris Outler of the National Weather Service in Flagstaff said the rains were spotty but could be a preview of things to come.
The push for sales tax sales reform in Arizona is now just a governor's
signature away. The state legislature passed a bipartisan bill aimed at
taking the chaos out of business tax collections, by boiling multiple
filings down to just one form.