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AZ Week: Brewer's State of State Kicks Off Legislative Session

Arizona governor reinforced child protection, education, business attraction as priorities; governor, experts discuss.

Child Welfare Reform Priority in Budget for New Fiscal Year

Gov. Jan Brewer releases proposal for Legislature; K-12 education, state infrastructure also at top of list.

New Group Proposes Pro Baseball in Tucson

Independent league wants to place team at Kino Stadium; financial, leasing issues, legacy of failure stand in way.

Border Patrol Violates Rights at Checkpoints, ACLU Claims

It files complaint over incidents of what it calls illegal questioning, searches at Southern AZ checkpoints.

AZ Foundation for Women CEO Pushes Others to Become Leaders

Former Flagstaff Mayor Sara Presler says though leadership roles vary, "You have been called to lead."

Flake Introduces Affordable Catastrophic Health Plan for All Bill

Act would pertain to everyone affected by Obamacare's individual health insurance mandate; such coverage should be available to everyone, AZ senator says.

Brewer Abolishes CPS, Calls for Legislative Reform

Governor uses her final State of State speech to call for end of excuses, permanent fix to 'broken' system.

Education, CPS Issues Expected to Top 2014 Legislative Session

Gov. Jan Brewer delivering final State of the State address Monday afternoon; serves as her marching orders for state lawmakers.

AZ Week: Obamacare, Its Effects in State's Rural Areas

Affordable Care Act went into effect Jan. 1; Southern Arizona health experts discuss the good and bad.

AZ Illustrated Politics: Friday, January 10, 2014

Mesa Mayor Scott Smith joins crwoded GOP gubernatorial primaries; remembering Jan. 8 shooting.

Bronson Becomes Pima County Board Chairwoman

Focus on roads, economic development, and avoid raising taxes; after 4 years Pima County Supervisor Ramón Valadez is stepping aside from seat.

House Implements New Security Requirements for Obamacare

Most of AZ's congressional delegation voted for bill; Republicans say necessary to deal with potential security breaches online.

3 Decades Later: Mental Health Suit Against AZ Settled

Arnold vs. Sarn began in 1981, alleged state did not appropriately fund comprehensive mental health system.

Pima Ends Photo Radar Program

Board voted 4-0 not to renew traffic camera contract; supervisors may consider another version, targeting school zones.

AZ Week: 2014 Could Bring New Political Landscape to State

The new year brings midterm election cycle; come Nov. Arizona voters deciding on new governor, Congress seats.

Financial Issues Topping List in 2014 for Tucson, Pima County

Budget deficits, lagging economy, lead local governments to look to job creation.

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