Governor Jan Brewer's proposal to expand Medicaid in Arizona by using federal
funds is a major bone of contention for lawmakers attempting to negotiate a new
state budget. Speaker of the House Andy
Tobin said it is not paralyzing
talks on the spending plan but it is a big hurdle.
The Arizona Cardinals head into Thursday's National Football League draft with new Head Coach Bruce Arians and first-time General Manager Steve Keim.Darren Urban of AZCardinals.com tells Steve Goldstein how the organization has changed and how the draft can help the team improve.
Republicans at the state capitol are continuing their fight against Governor Brewer’s proposal to expand Medicaid coverage under the Obama Administration’s health care law. They staged a small rally at the state capitol Thursday.
Some new technology is allowing the Pinal County
Sheriff's Office to offer inmates visits with their family around the world. For
a small fee, the inmates can use the Internet to see and talk to family
members, according to Sheriff's Office IT spokesman Matt Dimuzio.
Arizona has cracked the top ten bicycle-friendly states,
according to new rankings from the League of American Bicyclists.Washington State tops the list, for the sixth straight year,
followed by Colorado, Oregon and Minnesota.
Placing foster children in homes where other children are not immunized just got easier. Governor Jan Brewer has signed a bill saying the Department of Economic Security cannot force foster parents to immunize their own children in order to be licensed.
than 35 years, police have arrested a man suspected of killing a woman in
Tucson. Tucson police have charged 66-year-old Bruce McCullough with
first-degree murder. He is accused in the March 1976 death of 20-year-old Donna
Governor Jan Brewer is remembering a Department of Public Safety officer, killed Monday night in the line of duty. Tim Huffman, a 14-year veteran of the force was killed in a chain reaction crash, while tending to a vehicle rollover accident on Interstate 8, east of Yuma.
may soon have to tell tenants when their property enters foreclosure. The state Senate gave approval Thursday to a bill requiring the notifications. The bill
amends the Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act to mandate the owner provide
written notification to tenants within five business days of receiving a notice
The Senate Judiciary Committee will resume voting on amendments to a comprehensive immigration reform bill on Tuesday. Many of those amendments deal with border security, but a new report sheds light on the data missing from the current debate.
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.
immigration reform proposal is making its way through the U.S. Senate, and now
a House group is on the verge of unveiling its own package.The group
of four Democratic and four Republican representatives say it has reached a
The governing board of the Maricopa County Community College District will vote Tuesday evening on whether to raise the property tax levy by 2 percent.For property owners, on average, this would mean a tax increase of $2.
Closed-door budget talks are continuing at the state capitol, but House Speaker Andy Tobin says progress is slow. Tobin thinks it's time to find out if members support a Medicaid expansion plan Governor Jan Brewer is demanding be part of the budget.
put off deciding whether to allow chickens within city limits. The city council
decided more time was needed for city staff to do research on the urban chicken
Chandler chicken lovers will have to wait and see whether the city will permit the birds.
congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords spoke at a university graduation in New York Saturday. The former
U.S. Representative says the future of today's college graduates "shines
bright." Giffords spoke for 80 seconds at Bard’s College’s commencement
and urged graduates to “be bold, be courageous, be your best.
The arts community around the Valley continues to shake things up with new, forward-thinking programs. The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art is right out front. KJZZ commentator Robrt Pela had this perspective on an ongoing series called "Lit Lounge.
Tucson City Council passed two gun control ordinances Wednesday. The ordinances are opposed by gun rights advocates who say they violate an individual’s constitutional rights.One measure would fine anyone in Tucson $100 if they fail to report to police the loss or theft of a gun within 48 hours from the time it went missing.