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Arizona state Rep. Diego Rodriguez says privatized healthcare for inmates in state prisons is a failed experiment whose time has come to an end. Rodriguez has authored a new bill that he says will undo the privatization that was mandated by the state legislature 10 years ago.
In the ongoing inquiry into President Donald Trump’s actions on Ukraine, the House Judiciary Committee heard testimony from four law professors Wednesday. They discussed the constitutional grounds for impeachment. The hearing drew mixed reactions from Arizona committee members.
U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is set to address a group of conservative state lawmakers on Thursday to tout her $5 billion plan to fund tuition for private school students. DeVos will also join Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey for a separate roundtable discussion at the same Scottsdale resort where DeVos will address a conference held by the American Legislative Exchange Council.
A supervisor at a troubled Arizona prison says the Arizona Department of Corrections and contractors hired to fix broken cell-door locks are failing to do the job and falsifying records. The allegations are outlined in a whistleblower complaint filed Tuesday by Lewis prison Associate Deputy Warden Shaun Holland.
Embattled Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen has pressed the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors for evidence as he prepares for a hearing over his suspension. The board has responded through its attorney.
Conservative lawmakers gathering in Arizona Wednesday for a conference of the American Legislative Exchange Council were greeted with protests and a lawsuit. The council, known as ALEC, has faced growing scrutiny over the model legislation shared at its conferences, which critics say provides corporations and special interest groups a chance to exert influence on state laws.
A new initiative aims to bring diverse Phoenix communities into the conversation around clean energy. The workshops offer practical tips to help consumers save a little money, but they’re also practices that can help lower emissions. Lower income communities and communities of color stand to benefit the most from improving on climate and pollution.
This holiday season, Mexico expects the return of more than 3 million Mexicans living abroad — the vast majority coming from the U.S. And the government is launching a program to help them as they journey home.
New rules from the Trump administration could affect thousands of Arizonans who get waivers from the SNAP program’s work requirements. SNAP is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly called food stamps.
The University of Arizona is partnering with the Navajo Nation to increase the number of Navajo lawyers. The Navajo Nation and UA's law school have agreed to match financial aid awards to Navajo law students who are part of this new fellowship program.
Cashless shoppers have a new option to give to The Salvation Army’s red kettle campaign this year using their smartphone. Leaders hope adding Apple and Google payment options will boost fundraising to the campaign, which makes up 10% of The Salvation Army’s annual budget.
The U.S. House Judiciary Committee is holding its first hearing in the impeachment inquiry. The Judiciary Committee is tasked with drafting potential articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. Video is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. Arizona time.
Republican Sen. Martha McSally blasted the companies that operate private on-base military housing during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Tuesday. The Senator was hearing testimony about the substandard housing conditions for military families.
The women leading a subcommittee on women’s issues in Arizona prisons say they were ignored and prevented from presenting months of work to an ad hoc committee on earned release credits. Laetitia Hua, a lawyer who championed criminal justice reform during her tenure as Miss Maricopa County, said Rep. Walter Blackman asked her to chair a subcommittee of the ad hoc committee in July.