GovBeat: Arizona

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 02/26/2014

Why Jan Brewer is waiting to act on SB 1062

Brewer is still thinking about her own political future.

By Reid Wilson  |  11:13 AM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arizona, gay rights

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 02/03/2014

Eight U.S. states have policies similar to Russia’s ban on gay ‘propaganda’

Though less far-reaching, a handful of state limit speech about homosexuality in the classroom.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  12:19 PM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alabama, Arizona, gay, gay rights, Louisiana, Mississippi, newsletter, Oklahoma, South Carolina, texas, Utah

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 01/29/2014

Cities give Republicans the hard sell on 2016 convention

The process of picking a city to host the convention is just beginning.

By Reid Wilson  |  04:37 PM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arizona, Colorado, conventions, Missouri, Nevada, newsletter, North Carolina, Ohio, States, Utah

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 01/23/2014

For governors, it’s okay to call it a comeback

Higher tax revenue means governors can highlight good news -- for now.

By Reid Wilson  |  11:30 AM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arizona, budgets, California, Hawaii, Michigan, newsletter, Ohio, state of the state, States

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/18/2014

Arizona session preview: Rethinking child protection

A scandal in the adoption and child services bureau has Arizona legislators taking action.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arizona, session preview, States

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 12/20/2013

Phoenix says it’s the first city to end chronic homelessness among veterans

Some 222 chronically homeless veterans have been housed since 2010.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  12:36 PM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arizona, firsts, Homelessness, newsletter, phoenix, Veterans

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 11/15/2013

These are the 15 gubernatorial races to watch for 2014

Democrats and Republicans split the 2013 gubernatorial races. Now it’s on to 2014, where Republicans are playing a lot of defense.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  01:34 PM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014, Arizona, Arkansas, Campaigns and Elections, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, wisconsin

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 10/31/2013

Republicans target minor parties after election losses

Republicans are raising thresholds minor parties must meet to qualify for the ballot.

By Reid Wilson  |  01:12 PM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arizona, campaigns, Campaigns and Elections, elections, Montana, newsletter, Ohio, States, voting, voting rights, Voting Wars

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 10/30/2013

States slow to spend billions in TARP funds for underwater homeowners

Nineteen states have been slow to spend money aimed at keeping people in their homes, an inspector general report found.

By Reid Wilson  |  04:10 PM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alabama, Arizona, California, economy, housing, indiana, Nevada, newsletter, Oregon, States, tarp

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 10/30/2013

Arizona election law will be put to statewide vote

A controversial election reform law will be put to a vote in 2014.

By Reid Wilson  |  08:59 AM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arizona, campaigns, elections, States, voting, voting rights, Voting Wars

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 10/24/2013

Regional economics drive support, opposition to proposed airline merger

Mayors in hub cities back the merger, but some attorneys general are still skeptical.

By Reid Wilson  |  11:32 AM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  american airlines, Arizona, business, economy, merger, Oklahoma, States, texas, us airways, virginia

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 10/16/2013

In sunny Arizona, a battle over solar power

A debate over a simple rate change has become an all-out battle that could spread to the rest of the nation.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:01 AM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arizona, corporations, Koch brothers, Regulations, renewable energy, solar power, States

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 10/09/2013

Arizona law may restrict voting in local elections

Arizona’s attorney general says some voters who registered using a federal form can’t vote in state and local elections.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:02 AM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arizona, campaigns, elections, States, voting, voting rights, Voting Wars

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 09/28/2013

Report: Yarnell firefighters died trying to make it to safe zone

Failures in communication prevented the team from keeping in touch with other crews battling the fire.

By Reid Wilson  |  02:30 PM ET, 09/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arizona, fire fighters, wildfire, Yarnell

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 09/19/2013

Are governments incentivizing longer prison terms?

Public policy goals stress reducing prison populations. But those goals often stand at odds with incentives, a new report finds.

By Reid Wilson  |  12:02 PM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arizona, California, Colorado, prisons, privatization, texas

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 09/17/2013

Many states with few insured citizens aren’t expanding Medicaid under Obamacare

Many of the states whose citizens are most likely to be uninsured have no plans to expand.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  12:01 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, coverage, Delaware, District of Columbia, expansion, Florida, georgia, Hawaii, health, Healthcare, insurance, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, medicaid, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, texas, VERMONT, wisconsin

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 09/13/2013

Arizona election reform bill likely to be on 2014 ballot

Voters will get to weigh in on a new Arizona law that reforms election rules next year.

By Reid Wilson  |  04:33 PM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arizona, ballot access, campaigns, Campaigns and Elections, election reform, elections, States, voting rights

Posted at 07:32 AM ET, 09/12/2013

Per-student spending dropped by a fifth in Oklahoma and Alabama in just six years

At least 34 states spend less per student now than before the recession, according to a new report.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  07:32 AM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  alabama, alaska, Arizona, budget, census, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Connecticut, education, florida, iowa, kansas, national association of state budget officers, North Dakota, Oklahoma, oregon, per-student, spending, student, West Virginia