Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is following up her dramatic appeal for gun control on Capitol Hill with a visit to the White House.Read More »
Yearly Archives: 2013
An advocacy group urged Democratic lawmakers Tuesday to focus on prevention as a key to curbing a state crisis in child safety.Read More »
Members of the coalition that recalled former Senate President Russell Pearce are setting their sights on a bigger prize – Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Organizers of a recall campaign against the long-serving sheriff filed paperwork for their recall committee, Respect Arizona, with county election officials today.
A trio of union-busting bills considered by a House committee on Tuesday met a varied fate: One passed, one was tabled to stave off a likely failure, and another was killed but later resurrected and approved when two Republican lawmakers changed their minds.Read More »
A Republican senator is renewing the push for a tax credit program to lure multi-media productions to Arizona.
Sen. Al Melvin, R-SaddleBrook, wants to allow production companies to claim a 20 percent tax credit on expenditures of at least $250,000.
While some local Republicans expectedly came out against the immigration reform proposal that Flake and McCain unveiled yesterday, several have expressed support or at least showed a measure of caution about jumping straight to opposition.Read More »
Saying members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community deserve equal treatment under Arizona law, a Democratic lawmaker has introduced four bills addressing employment, adoption and marriage.Read More »
It’s become a pattern as state lawmakers try to address synthetic drugs such as bath salts or spice: Almost as soon as one recipe is outlawed, manufacturers simply change to a mix that isn’t banned.Read More »
A state lawmaker wants to create an independent, nonpartisan commission that would investigate alleged violations of election laws as well as ethics complaints lodged against elected state officials.Read More »
Sen. John McCain is warning fellow Republicans that failure to pass comprehensive immigration legislation could mean continued election losses for the GOP, as Republican-friendly states like Arizona fall to the Democrats.Read More »