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Tucson and state will square off in court over gun laws and local control

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After the Tucson City Council refused Tuesday to permanently stop the practice of destroying confiscated firearms, Attorney General Mark Brnovich asked the Arizona Supreme Court to cut off the city’s state aid. Potentially at stake in the showdown over local control is $115 million a year that Tucson receives in state-shared revenue. The City Council voted 7-0 to reject Brnovich’s ... Read More »

PSPRS Hall Decision

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The Who, When and How of carrying out the Hall decision The Hall lawsuit decided last week impacts certain – but not all – members and retirees of all three plans managed by PSPRS. The court’s decision requires payment by PSPRS-managed plans to thousands of currently contributing members and retirees.The largest pool of those eligible to receive money back from ... Read More »

Top Arizona court won’t limit probation searches

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PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on an Arizona Supreme Court ruling on searches of a probationer’s home (all times local): 11 a.m. The Arizona Supreme Court says a trial court judge was wrong when he ruled that a search of a probationer’s home without a warrant violated his rights. Tuesday’s high court decision means a drug and weapons case that ... Read More »

HALL VS. EORP DECISION ISSUED

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The Arizona Supreme Court issued their decision in the Hall vs. EORP case on Wednesday November 10, 2016.  The Arizona Supreme Court has affirmed the trial court’s decision which is a win for plaintiffs and the members of both EORP and PSPRS. Many questions remain about how the decision will be implemented, so more information will be coming in the ... Read More »

Arizona along with 3 other states approve min wage

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The lowest-paid hourly workers in four states won a boost in their minimum wage to at least $12-an-hour in Tuesday’s voting outcomes. Voters in Arizona, Colorado, Maine and Washington approved increases in their states’ respective hourly pay rates to at least $12 by 2020, according to late election results compiled by the Associated Press and Ballotpedia, a non-partisan online encyclopedia of elections and politics. ... Read More »

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