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900,000 more people crossed Arizona - Mexico ports-of-entry in 2015
PHOENIX -Arizona had 900,000 more people cross its international ports-of-entry in 2015, along with 8,000 more trucks and 400,000 more passenger vehicles, according to ADOT.


Thursday, May 26, 2016

Arizona to test transgender restroom edict in federal court
Arizona joined with Texas today to challenge a directive by the Obama administration that schools must let transgender students use restrooms that match their self-proclaimed sexual identity.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

State Investment Board questions legality of Prop. 123 disbursements
PHOENIX -- The state Board of Investment, headed by Proposition 123 foe Jeff DeWit, is raising new legal questions about whether it can give schools the extra money voters just approved.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Minimum wage initiative at halfway point in signature drive
PHOENIX -- Backers of a proposal to hike the state's minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2020 claim they've already got more than half the signatures they need, potentially setting the stage for an expensive fight with restaurants and the rest of the business community.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Fresh off Prop. 123 victory, education proponents say more money still needed to boost Arizona schools
PHOENIX -- Calling the money from Proposition 123 a nice start, education advocates are now demanding lawmakers restore the other $1.2 billion they say has been cut from K-12 funding since 2009.


Tuesday, May 24, 2016

All indications are that Prop. 123 narrowly approved by voters
Figures as of late Thursday shows 520,425 votes in support of the measure to boost school funding, with 503,659 against.


Friday, May 20, 2016

Arizona jobless rate stands at 5.5% in April
PHOENIX -- The state's jobless rate ticked up last month amid continued weakness in the computer and electronics sector.


Friday, May 20, 2016

Governor agrees cities cannot block puppy mill pet stores
PHOENIX -- Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation Thursday to kill the ability of cities to keep pet stores from selling commercially bred animals.


Friday, May 20, 2016

Governor signs student intrusion measure into law
PHOENIX -- Responding to concerns of unnecessary intrusion, Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation Wednesday to preclude students from being asked certain questions on assessments without first getting parental consent.
Friday, May 20, 2016

Prop. 124 gains voter approval
Proposition 124 is part of a series of changes adopted earlier this year by lawmakers to restore financial stability to the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Still no final answer on Prop. 123
PHOENIX -- It should have been a slam dunk.

An extra $3.5 billion for public schools over the next decade. No tax hike. A promise of more. And more than $5 million to spend for the campaign.


Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Statistics show May most dangerous month for young drivers
VERDE VALLEY - According to the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), May is one of the most dangerous months for young drivers ages 16-24 due to crashes involving alcohol.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

'Dark money' debate to fall into hands of voters
PHOENIX -- Arizonans could get the last word on whether to uphold or reject newly enacted campaign finance laws that would allow more "dark money' to flow into state elections.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Dog racing to become illegal in Arizona
Dog racing in Arizona will be history before you know it.

Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation on Friday that will outlaw the practice by the end of the year.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

'Liddy light' legislation becomes law
PHOENIX -- Sometime this summer, police will have a new excuse to pull you over.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Governor vetoes leadership succession protocol
PHOENIX -- Gov. Doug Ducey isn't worried that a disaster, natural or otherwise, is going to leave Arizona without a leader.


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Free speech goes both ways as Ducey signs HB2548 into law
PHOENIX -- Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation Monday that could result in longer jail time for some protesters even as it gives additional rights to others.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

New law gives municipalities ability to regulate sober living homes
PHOENIX -- Cities and counties are getting new powers to register "structured sober-living' homes.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Governor agrees to tweak conflict of interest law
PHOENIX -- The state's newest utility regulator will get to vote on efforts by Arizona utilities to change what they charge to customers who generate their own power.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

New challenges ahead for Planned Parenthood
Planned Parenthood could soon find itself in another legal battle to keep its Medicaid funding.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016


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