Burns wants debt genie back in the bottle
Senate President Bob Burns is working on legislation to cap the state’s ability to create new debt, but he said he hasn’t worked out all the details.
Senate approves measure to repeal term limits
Senators crossed party lines on March 1 to pass a measure that repeals term limits for legislators.
Now moving to the House for approval, SCR1007 would nullify the constitutional provision that restricts legislators from serving more than four consecutive two-year terms in the same office.
Senate tackles Clean Elections during busy floor session
From gutting Clean Elections to creating a lieutenant governor, Arizona senators made a big push March 1 to complete work on bills that had yet to be transmitted to the House.
Human cloning ban passes Senate
The Arizona Senate passed a referendum that would ban human cloning in Arizona, despite opposition from lawmakers who said the bill is a waste of time because it addresses an imaginary problem.
Budget plan includes dramatic reduction in AHCCCS enrollment
Republican leaders say they hope to get approval by the end of the week for a proposal to fill in yawning deficits in both this fiscal year and the next, though the spending plan has yet to be made public.
Antenori, Graf, Vogt selected to replace Paton
Republican precinct committeemen from Legislative District 30 have picked a House member, a former lawmaker and the district chairman as possible replacements for Jonathan Paton, who resigned his Senate seat last month to run for Congress.
Mohave County supervisors consider dress code
KINGMAN – The way you dress could determine in the future whether you are allowed to attend a Mohave County Board of Supervisors meeting.
Bill would preempt local ordinances involving carrying, manufacturing knives
PEORIA – D’Alton Holder loves knives.
Since 1966, he’s been crafting hunting knives with handles of amber, marble, ironwood and more in the workshop behind his home, selling them at trade shows throughout the U.S.
Tucson set to require new commercial developments to harvest rainwater
TUCSON – Rain falling on the roof of this new QuikTrip gas station trickles into pipes that water willow acacia trees and native shrubs.
The parking lot slopes, directing water into deep gravel that keeps it around for the desert landscaping rather than having it run down East Speedway Boulevard.
Legislature attacks foreclosure problem with 16 bills
Sen. John Nelson’s S1130 would establish rules for mortgage consultants who claim to negotiate with lenders on behalf of homeowners facing foreclosure.
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