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Southern AZ State Senate Primary Features 2 Contested Races
2 GOP candidates seek District 11 seat; longtime Democratic lawmaker Cajero Bedford faces party challenge.
AZ Week: Foster Parents, Child Advocates Demand Better System
Brewer signs 2 overhaul bills establishing department to replace CPS; years of crisis mode operation drove issue.
UPDATE: Brewer Signs Child Welfare Overhaul Bills
Legislature finalized approval earlier today; legislation creates Dept. of Child Safety, gives it about $827M in funding.
CPS Special Legislative Session Begins
House Speaker Andy Tobin told his chamber he expects committee votes on the proposals Wednesday and final votes Thursday.
Special Legislative Session Next Week to Debate CPS Reform Bill
Legislation establishes the Department of Child Safety, provides funding; Brewer abolished state CPS earlier this new amid more than 6,500 un-investigated cases.
Brewer Appeals Ruling Allowing Medicaid Lawsuit
Gov. Jan Brewer and AHCCCS director petitioned the Arizona Supreme Court to look into recent appellate court decision regarding state's motion to dismiss such suit.
CPS Reform Work Begins at AZ Capitol
Lawmakers are meeting with staff to draft legislation to create a new child welfare agency.
Appeals Court Revives Lawsuit Challenging Medicaid Expansion
The Arizona court ruled Tuesday that lawmakers have the right to sue over a hospital assessment that funds the expansion.
AZ Illustrated Politics: Friday, April 11, 2014
A look at the state and city budget; Sen. John McCain joins the fight to save A-10s; immigration activists want President Obama to stop deportations.
Brewer Signs $9.2B Budget for Coming Year
Plan includes $59 million more for new child safety agency, more educational funding; gov. line-item vetoes $4M.
AZ Week: District Charter Schools Struggle with Unstable Funds
Gov. Jan Brewer had asked for $33 million to fund public school district sponsored charter schools; state Legislature came up with about 75% of that.
UPDATE: Surprise Inspections of Abortion Clinics Gets Senate OK
Without debate the Arizona Senate approves abortion measure; being sent to Gov. Jan Brewer's desk.
AZ Illustrated Politics: Friday, April 4, 2014
Winners, losers in this year's proposed city budget; how will latest court rulings on campaign finance affect Arizona political races?; Obamacare effects in congressional campaigns.
AZ Illustrated Politics: Friday, March 28, 2014
One-on-one talk with Republican Christine Jones about why she wants to be governor; a look at congressional races.
AZ Illustrated Politics: Friday, March 21, 2014
State Legislature may have budget by end of session; Pima wants $22M approved for new animal care center; Common Core implementation.
UPDATED: AZ Senate Gives Initial Approval to Budget Plan
AZ Senate President Andy Biggs introduced amendment with $18M for new school assessment test, $15M for CPS; chamber debating spending plan all day Thurs.
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