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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.

AZ Illustrated Politics: Friday, March 14, 2014

Brewer announces she won't seek another term; Arizona Legislature update; water issues in Santa Cruz Valley.

AZ Week: Forced to Cut $5M, Sunnyside Makes Changes

After a failed budget override last Nov. school district has cut dozens of jobs including in its art, music programs; came up with plan to still offer these courses to its students.

Service Variety Needed for Better CPS System, Child Advocates Say

Representatives of several advocacy organizations met in Phoenix Friday to discuss Gov. Brewer's updates on Arizona's child welfare.

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