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Maricopa County officials blast AG Brnovich for 'false' report on his 2020 election probe

In a scathing letter, Maricopa County officials laid into Attorney General Mark Brnovich for issuing a report last month that was "full of false innuendo and misrepresentations" about the 2020 election.... Read more»

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Arizona Supreme Court says Brnovich can continue lawsuit challenging ASU hotel project

In a unanimous decision, the Arizona Supreme Court said state tax court should revisit a years-long legal battle between Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich and the Arizona Board of Regents over allegations a Tempe hotel on university land violates the state’s gift clause. ... Read more»

UA, other Arizona universities will require workers to have COVID shots by Dec. 8

Arizona's three state universities will require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to comply with new federal guidelines, officials announced Friday. The deadline for employees to submit proof of vaccination, or to receive a religious or disability accommodation, is Dec. 8.... Read more»

Arizona AG Brnovich launches U.S. Senate campaign

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is running for U.S. Senate, joining a growing field that already includes that already includes Jim Lamon and Michael “Mick” McGuire, in what could be a contentious fight for the Republican nomination to take on Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly next year. ... Read more»

First steps in 2022 campaign for Arizona Dreamers’ tuition under way

The campaign to repeal a state law that forces Dreamers who graduated from Arizona high schools to pay out-of-state tuition at the state’s universities has begun, with the launch of a campaign committee that hopes to spend millions of dollars to support the measure on the 2022 ballot.... Read more»

Arizona voters will have opportunity to repeal in-state tuition ban for undocumented students

With a bipartisan vote, the Arizona House of Representatives passed a measure in favor of Senate Concurrent Resolution 1044, which will give voters next year an opportunity to repeal parts of a 2006 ban on in-state tuition for undocumented immigrant students.... Read more»

Ducey signs law permitting four-year degrees at Arizona community colleges

Gov. Doug Ducey on Tuesday signed Senate Bill 1453, which allows community colleges outside of Maricopa and Pima counties to provide unlimited baccalaureate degrees and limited four-year degrees at community colleges in Arizona's two most populous counties.... Read more»

Sports betting by summer? Could be, as Arizona Senate sends gambling bill to governor

The Arizona Senate passed legislation Monday night that paves the way for legalized sports betting in the state, possibly as soon as summer. Senate Bill 1797 and House Bill 2772 were passed with bipartisan support on the new gaming compact, which includes the legalization of daily fantasy sports, and now heads to Gov. Doug Ducey’s desk to become law. ... Read more»

Brnovich, ABOR agree to dismiss lawsuit over tuition for dreamers

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich and the Arizona Board of Regents agreed to dismiss the remaining claim in a 2017 lawsuit over the in-state tuition rates granted to some undocumented students. A 2006 voter-approved law prohibits people with no legal immigration status from accessing in-state tuition and financial aid.... Read more»

Report: Arizona continues to trail other states in higher-ed support

Arizona continues to be one of the worst states in the nation when it comes to funding higher education, still reeling from deep budget cuts that were made during the recession, according to a new national report.... Read more»

Senate moves to repeal Az law banning undocumented immigrants from in-state tuition

Arizona high school graduates would be eligible for in-state tuition and public financial aid at state universities and colleges, even if they are undocumented, under a proposal that won approval Wednesday in a legislative committee.... Read more»

ESPN sues UA for records related to basketball bribery scandal

ESPN is suing the University of Arizona and the Arizona Board of Regents because they refuse to turn over NCAA records related to allegations against former UofA basketball coach Book Richardson, who went to federal prison in a bribery scandal.... Read more»

Unhappy hour: Bar owners sue, call Ducey closure order unconstitutional

When he announced an extension Thursday of his order closing bars, gyms, movie theaters and more, Gov. Doug Ducey acknowledged that “businesses and employees have sacrificed” as the state fights the spread of COVID-19.... Read more»

UA changes furlough plan for staff and faculty, delays implementation to July 1

Weeks after University of Arizona officials announced that staff and faculty would face pay cuts and furloughs, on Monday, the university announced changes to the plan, and shifted its implementation from May 11 to July 1. ... Read more»

UA staff & faculty face furloughs, pay cuts; coronavirus budget shortfall predicted

The University of Arizona will cut pay and hours for staff and faculty through next June, in "recognition of the extreme financial crisis" created by COVID-19. Salaries will be cut 13-20 percent, through furloughs or overall pay reductions. ... Read more»

Arizona K-12 schools to remain closed for rest of school year for CV-19

Arizona's public and charter schools will not reopen this school year, Gov. Doug Ducey and schools chief Kathy Hoffman ordered Monday, citing the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.... Read more»

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