PHOENIX (AP) — Current and former chief justices of the Arizona Supreme Court say the addition of two more justices didn't make it more efficient, which was one of the expectations stated by Gov....
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump's appointment of Pima County Superior Court Judge Scott Rash as a U.S. District Court judge for Arizona.
PHOENIX (AP) — Jane Hull, Arizona's first woman elected governor and part of the “Fab Five” celebrated as the nation's first all-female elected state executive branch leadership group, has died....
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's top National Guard officer is now the senior leader of a national group representing National Guard officers.
Maj. Gen. Michael T. McGuire was elevated to board...
PHOENIX (AP) — A lawyer who served as former Gov. Jan Brewer's general counsel and before that as Brewer's elections director when she was secretary of state is returning to state government, this...
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Supreme Court Justice John Pelander announced Tuesday that he plans to retire, giving Republican Gov. Doug Ducey the chance to appoint his fourth justice to the seven-member high court.
Pelander told the governor that he will retire on March 1. Voters retained him to the high court in November.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court's justices have elected Justice Robert M. Brutinel as their next chief justice and Justice Ann A. Scott Timmer to serve as vice chief justice for five-year terms starting July 1.
The results of voting Monday by the seven justices will have Brutinel replacing Justice Scott Bales as chief justice and Timmer replacing Brutinel as vice chief justices.
Brutinel is a former Yavapai County Superior Court judge appointed a justice in 2010 by then-Gov. Jan Brewer.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Board of Regents has appointed John Arnold as its next executive director.
The board held a special meeting Thursday before approving Arnold for the job.
He has served as the board's interim managing director since May.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona cannot deny driver's licenses to certain immigrants who have protections from deportation based on the state's own judgment that the applicants aren't in the country legally, a judge has ruled.
The decision issued Thursday by U.S. District Judge David Campbell marks the state's second legal defeat in recent years over its denial of driver's licenses to immigrants who have been given protection from deportation by the federal government.
PHOENIX (AP) — A veteran of top fiscal posts in state government has been named the top staff official for the board that oversees Arizona's public universities.
The Board of Regents on Tuesday appointed John Arnold as interim managing director to replace Eileen Klein, whose title was board president.
Arnold became the regents' vice president for business management and financial affairs in 2015.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Republican Debbie Lesko won the special election in Arizona's 8th Congressional District on Tuesday, keeping the U.S. House seat in GOP control but by a much narrower margin than expected.
PHOENIX (AP) — Former Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett says he will challenge Gov. Doug Ducey in this year's Republican primary election.
Bennett told 12 News (KPNX-TV ) late Friday that he's filed papers to run and that he's concerned about fiscal aspects of Ducey's proposal for teacher pay raises.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is rejecting Arizona's plea to stop issuing driver's licenses to young immigrants known as "Dreamers" who are protected from deportation.
The justices did not comment Monday in leaving in place an appeals' court decision in favor of the immigrants who sought licenses.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court has a new vice chief justice.
Chief Justice Scott Bales says the seven-member court Wednesday elected Justice Robert Brutinel as vice chief justice following Justice John Pelander's Oct. 13 resignation as vice chief justice.
Bales says Brutinel will fill the unexpected portion of Pelander's five-year term that began in mid-2014.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court handed a major victory Friday to backers of expanded Medicaid for 400,000 Arizona residents, upholding a hospital fee that covers the state's share of the costs under the program.
The high court ruled unanimously on a challenge brought by Republican lawmakers who opposed the Medicaid expansion plan championed by former Gov. Jan Brewer in 2013. The challenge had wound its way through state courts ever since, being upheld all along the way.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on the Arizona Supreme Court's rejection of a challenge to Medicaid expansion law (all times local):
The Arizona Supreme Court has upheld a hospital assessment that helps pay for Medicaid insurance for 400,000 low-income Arizonans.
The high court ruled Friday on a challenge brought by Republican lawmakers who opposed the Medicaid expansion plan championed by former Gov. Jan Brewer in 2013.
Losing the assessment could have forced major enrollment cuts.
PHOENIX (AP) — The top state court judges of Arizona's two most populous counties are being retained in their leadership posts.
Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Scott Bales this week reappointed Janet Barton as Maricopa County Superior Court presiding judge and Kyle Bryson as Pima County Superior Court presiding judge.
Their current terms both run through next June 30 and their reappointments run through June 30, 2021.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Gov. Doug Ducey has appointed Pima County Superior Court Judge Sean Brearcliffe to fill a vacancy on the Arizona Court of Appeals' Tucson-based division.
Brearcliffe will fill a vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Michael O. Miller.
Then-Gov. Jan Brewer appointed Brearcliffe to the Superior Court bench in 2013. He previously worked at law firms in Tucson.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court has agreed to hear a challenge from Republican state lawmakers to the Medicaid expansion pushed through the Legislature four years ago by former Gov. Jan Brewer.
Tuesday's decision from the state's highest court comes six months after the court of appeals ruled against the lawmakers. That court said a hospital assessment that pays the state costs of insuring more than 400,000 low-income residents is constitutional.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey's administration has designated many months and days to groups and individuals as part of the state's approach to engage with the public.
The Arizona Capitol Times reported (http://bit.ly/2gza4y6) on Friday that the governor's office states it officially recognized more than 500 different groups or individuals between May 2016 and May 2017.
PHOENIX (AP) — A member of the Arizona Board of Regents has announced his resignation from the board, effectively immediately.
Greg Patterson submitted his resignation letter Monday to board president Eileen Klein.
The Arizona Republic reports that Patterson's resignation stems from condescending comments he made to a rural state lawmaker earlier this year at the end of a private meeting over cost containment in higher education.
PHOENIX (AP) — Gov. Doug Ducey's final action on 33 remaining bills included signing a proposal exempting the sale of U.S. gold coins from state capital gains taxes despite vetoing two previous versions of the measure.
Ducey signed House Bill 2014 by Rep. Mark Finchem, which marked the lawmaker's latest attempt to exempt gold coins from taxation. The Oro Valley Republican argues that taxing exchanges of "legal tender" like gold coins is a tax on money alone and is essentially a tax on inflation.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona is likely to see more than 380,000 people lose their Medicaid insurance coverage and $2.5 billion in lower health care spending under the plan currently being pushed through Congress to replace former President Barack Obama's health care law, according to a new state report.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Court of Appeals on Thursday rejected a challenge from Republican state lawmakers to the Medicaid expansion pushed through the Legislature four years ago by former Gov. Jan Brewer.
The unanimous three-judge panel ruled that a hospital assessment that pays the state costs of insuring more than 400,000 low-income residents is constitutional.
Appeals court rejects challenge to Arizona Medicaid expansion law championed by former Gov. Jan Brewer
PHOENIX (AP) — Appeals court rejects challenge to Arizona Medicaid expansion law championed by former Gov. Jan Brewer.
PHOENIX (AP) — The full Arizona Senate on Tuesday rejected a bill that would allow concealed-carry permit holders to carry guns in many public buildings in the latest failure for the yearly proposal.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Senate gave initial approval Monday to three new bills that expand the rights of gun owners, including a renewed proposal allowing concealed-carry permit holders to carry guns into some public buildings.
The measure comes from Sen. John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills, after a bill he tried to push last year failed to pass. Previous versions of the bill were vetoed three times by former Gov. Jan Brewer.
PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona Court of Appeals panel appeared skeptical Tuesday of arguments raised by challengers to a fee supporting the state's costs for expanding Medicaid coverage, sharply questioning the lawyer trying to strike down the funding mechanism in one of former Gov. Jan Brewer's signature achievements.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on a hearing on a legal challenge to a fee that funds Arizona's Medicaid expansion program (all times local):
An Arizona Court of Appeals panel appears skeptical of arguments raised by challengers to a fee supporting the state's costs of expanding Medicaid coverage.
PHOENIX (AP) — A federal appeals court has refused to reconsider its earlier decision that backed up the ability of young immigrants who are protected from deportation to get an Arizona driver's license.
A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals had ruled 10 months ago that the immigrants suffered irreparable harm from Arizona's policy for driver's licenses.
The state had asked for a larger panel of the court to reconsider its appeal, but that request was denied Thursday.
PHOENIX (AP) — A divided Senate panel dominated by Republicans has advanced a proposal to allow concealed-carry permit holders to carry guns into some public buildings.
The Senate Government Committee voted 4-3 along party lines Wednesday to approve Senate Bill 1243 by Republican Sen. John Kavanagh. It now goes to the full Senate.
Republicans have repeatedly pushed the proposal in recent years. Former Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed similar legislation in 2011, 2012 and 2014.
PHOENIX (AP) — Four years after former Gov. Jan Brewer pushed a Medicaid expansion plan through the Legislature, the Arizona Court of Appeals has finally set a date to hear a challenge to the legality of a hospital assessment that pays the state costs of insuring more than 400,000 low-income residents.
PHOENIX (AP) — Former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer fought her own Republican party in the state Legislature for months to push through a Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act.
That was three years ago. Now, as an early Donald Trump supporter who has his ear, Brewer hopes one of the pillars of President Barack Obama's health care law can be saved as Trump pushes to dump much of the overhaul.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has re-appointed a member of the Arizona Game and Fish Commission.
Ducey announced Tuesday he wants the Senate to confirm Kurt Davis for a second term. The five-member commission sets policy and oversees the state's Game and Fish Department.
Davis was originally appointed in 2011 by then-Gov. Jan Brewer and his term is nearing completion. He was among three people recommended to Ducey by a nomination board.
PHOENIX (AP) — Former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer was primed and ready for a victory celebration with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump as election results rolled in.
Then she collapsed and was rushed to a New York hospital Tuesday night. And she missed the Wednesday morning speech where Trump addressed the nation for the first time as president-elect.
PHOENIX (AP) — Fired state workers who want their terminations reviewed are calling the state Department of Administration after Gov. Doug Ducey pledged to allow employees who felt they were wrongly terminated to appeal the decision.
As of Monday, the Department of Administration's human-resources office has received 71 phone calls from former state employees appealing their terminations since Ducey announced the appeal process on Friday, The Arizona Republic reported (http://bit.ly/2dZlkFN).
PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on a public memorial for former Gov. Rose Mofford (all times local):
All six living Arizona governors are expected to attend a memorial service for former Gov. Rose Mofford in Phoenix.
Sunday afternoon's memorial at the Orpheum Theater will see current Gov. Doug Ducey joined by his five living predecessors, Jan Brewer, Janet Napolitano, Jane Hull, Fife Symington and Bruce Babbitt.
PHOENIX (AP) — Former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer appears to be backtracking on controversial comments she made about Hispanic voters.
KTVK-TV in Phoenix reports (http://bit.ly/2dMtHms) that Brewer has drawn criticism for telling a Boston Globe reporter that Latinos "don't get out and vote."
In the article, which was posted Friday, the Republican had been asked if Democratic-leaning Hispanics would help presidential nominee Hillary Clinton win Arizona.
PHOENIX (AP) — While high-profile Republicans continue to abandon their party's presidential nominee, former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer says continuing to support Donald Trump is the right thing to do for the country.
Brewer released a statement Saturday that called Trump's lewd remarks about women from a 2005 interview "wrong, inappropriate and disgusting."
While she was repulsed by his language, Brewer credited Trump for "taking ownership of his words and apologizing."
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is helping Donald Trump's campaign open a new office in Las Vegas on Saturday, a day after the candidate himself made several low-key stops in Nevada.
A grand opening celebration for the Trump-Pence Nevada Victory Headquarters is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. The event will take place at 1110 Palms Airport Dr., Suite 120.