Panel approves ballot measure to repeal voter protection on spending
The Senate Appropriations Committee approved a ballot measure Feb. 2 that will ask voters to repeal a state constitutional amendment limiting lawmakers’ ability to amend voter-mandated spending.
Day 2: Tracking the special session
UPDATE: 4:35 p.m.
Senate President Bob Burns acknowledged it took a significant effort by Republicans and Democrats to pass all six special session budget bills out of his chamber, even though he wouldn’t “put it in the fiscally responsible plan category.”
Leaders call attention to untold stories of human trafficking victims
Perhaps law enforcement’s biggest roadblock in combating human trafficking in Arizona and elsewhere is a conspicuous absence of victims, a group of officials and advocates said Feb. 1.
Senator’s bill aims to keep electronic cigarettes away from kids
Smoke or no smoke, Sen. Carolyn Allen doesn’t want to see electronic cigarettes in kids’ mouths.
Allen, a Scottsdale Republican, is sponsoring a bill that would have so-called e-cigarettes join regular cigarettes and other tobacco products that can’t be sold to or possessed by those under 18.
Special license plate bills would honor agriculture education, troops, more
PEORIA – Caleb Gillispie said he knew long before coming to Peoria High School that he wanted to follow in the footsteps of his father, a high school agriculture teacher and Future Farmers of America adviser.
Senatorial candidates identified for empty Gorman seat
The Republican precinct committee from District 6 has nominated their district chairman, a party activist and a veteran committeeman to fill the Senate seat left vacant when Pamela Gorman resigned last week.
Two gun bills passed by Senate panel
A bill that makes significant changes to the state’s laws regarding concealed weapons was passed by a party-line vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Feb. 1 Republicans on the committee voted to pass S1102, while Democrats voted against it. The bill would loosen restrictions on carrying a concealed weapon. As originally written, it would [...]
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