AG opinion: Officials must preserve public records even on private phones; privacy vs transparency, says Rose Law Group attorney Tom Galvin

Rose Law Group Reporter Public officials can’t use private phones or social media messages to get around public records laws, Arizona Attorney GeneralMark Brnovich stated in an opinion Friday. On the other hand, the AG also concluded information on those private cells phones is not actually a public record, even if it pertains to public business Brnovich said public officials …

Mesa pays $13k after police officers lose woman’s dog; did the city get a bargain? asks Evan Bolick, Rose Law Group litigation attorney on channel 3

3TV | CBS 5    MESA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) –A Valley woman with a mental disability says she is still “torn up” emotionally after Mesa police officers lost her dog. The City of Mesa paid Dawn Bennett $13,000 in January to avoid any lawsuits related to the incident at a motel on Main Street, according to documents obtained by KTVK/KPHO. …

In this corner, Jordan Rose, in the other corner, Grant Woods

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Apex Motor Club InMaricopa.com The Maricopa City Council voted Tuesday to permit a motorsports complex to move forward with the planning of a proposed private racetrack in Maricopa. The conditional use permit, filed by Scottsdale-based Private Motorsports Group, was unanimously approved by the council after a sizable group of both residents and nonresidents offered their …

Phoenix eyes MMJ zoning; Rose Law Group Partner Ryan Hurley says such would hinder the business

By Brenna Goth | The Arizona Republic Phoenix could approve stricter zoning for medical-marijuana facilities Facilities would need to be farther from places of worship, daycare centers and homeless shelters The changes are preparation for the possible legalization of recreational marijuana Medical-marijuana facilities may soon have fewer options of where to open in Phoenix, through zoning changes the city is …

Much work remains on Ducey professional licensing bill; Rose Law Group attorneys Tom Galvin and Evan Bolick represent Yoga Alliance on Deregulation Bill

By Jeremy Duda | Arizona Capitol Times A bill approved by the House Commerce Committee on Feb. 17 would nix licensing requirements for various professions, including yoga instructors. One of Gov. Doug Ducey’s top priorities from his State of the State address took its first step toward completion as a House committee signed off on his plan to eliminate licensing …