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3 Education Department employees indicted in $600K voucher fraud
Prosecutors said Thursday that the three employees approved applications for 17 students — five of whom were fictitious — that admitted them into the voucher program using forged birth certificates and special education evaluations.
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On Thursday, an overwhelmingly bipartisan resolution passed the U.S. House to help benefit tribal entrepreneurs on reservations. And one of its co-sponsors came from Arizona's congressional delegation.
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A former state lawmaker was found guilty of sexual conduct with a minor Thursday. Tony Navarrete resigned from the Arizona Senate after being indicted in 2021 on multiple charges of sexual conduct with minors.
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Federal officials warn that Arizona lawmakers are voting on a bill that violates the Occupational Health and Safety Act and could result in a federal takeover of the state’s workplace safety inspections.
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In a statement Thursday, the Chamber called his death a loss for all of Arizona. Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego expressed appreciation for Reed’s contribution to lifting up small businesses and entrepreneurs.
The GOP lawmaker bashed the late Supreme Court justice while urging members to vote against a bill to build a statue in her honor, which he incorrectly said would be at the Arizona Capitol.
A bill to allow rural communities to manage and create groundwater protection areas passed out of the state Senate on Thursday, despite opposition from Democrats and some rural Republican county officials.
The Senate Education Committee has advanced a bill that would require the State Board of Education to complete an annual study on teacher retention.
Arizona's Supreme Court has still not announced whether Arizona doctors will be able to continue providing abortions up to 15 weeks, or if the state should enforce a law that would ban abortion almost entirely. But some Arizona abortion providers say they've seen an increase in support for their services amid the legal uncertainty.
State lawmakers rushed through final action Wednesday on a measure aimed at border crossers and sent it to Gov. Katie Hobbs who already has said she will veto it.
Phoenix leaders want state lawmakers to rethink some actions that are putting the city in a financial bind.
Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes filed a lawsuit accusing the RealPage real estate software company of illegally colluding with nine large apartment owners to raise rents in Phoenix and Tucson.
A spokesperson for Gov. Katie Hobbs says she’s exploring whether she has the power to expel members of Arizona Board of Regents, the body that oversees state universities.
Candidates running for Congress in Arizona have to live in the state, but there’s nothing in the U.S. Constitution requiring them to live in the districts they hope to represent.
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The fallout from the University of Arizona’s $177 million budget shortfall has taken a turn this week. Now Gov. Katie Hobbs is pitted against the Board of Regents, which oversees our state’s public universities.
The Show talked more about the investigations by the federal government into Grand Canyon University with Helen Rummel, the Arizona Republic’s higher education reporter.
The Show sat down with newly appointed Maricopa County Sheriff Russ Skinner to talk about his experience as Paul Penzone’s chief deputy, the legacy of Joe Arpaio and why he’s running for the office as a Democrat.
National Democrats are putting money behind efforts to flip control of the Arizona Legislature this year. The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee announced it is investing $61,100 in Arizona as part of a $750,000 investment in seven states across the country.
If AZ OKs new horse racing games, AG says tribes could withhold money
If the Legislature tries to authorize certain gambling devices related to horse racing, Arizona’s attorney general says that tribal communities could withhold money they’d normally owe the state from gambling revenues.
This November, Maricopa County voters will decide whether to extend the half-cent sales tax that has funded transportation projects for decades.
Hobbs wont discuss border security on Mexico trip
Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs is headed to Mexico, but not to tackle immigration and border security issues. The governor and business leaders, including Arizona Commerce Authority President and CEO Sandra Watson, will instead focus on trade and economic development.