One marked difference in 2013 was the lack of legislative mid-session resignations, particularly following lawmaker scandals.Read More »
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Growing, possessing and using marijuana could become legal for anyone in Arizona, regardless of medical need, if a group calling itself “Safer Arizona” is successful in its new legalization initiative.Read More »
Races for the Arizona Corporation Commission typically get less attention than the body’s utility-regulating powers perhaps warrant, but many in the elections business say the details of the outcomes can be highly valuable.Read More »
A Republican state senator is gaining bipartisan support for bills that would reform Arizona’s medical marijuana law rather than repealing it, as one Republican lawmaker would prefer.
Sen. Kimberly Yee, R-Phoenix, introduced four bills late Monday that she says strengthen Arizona’s medical marijuana program, making it more workable in the long term.
Yee’s proposals come as Rep. John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills, wants voters to repeal the medical marijuana law in 2014 with a revote on the system narrowly approved by Arizona voters in 2010.
Supporters of Arizona’s voter-approved medical marijuana system have released a new poll showing healthy support for the system.Read More »
As the 51st Legislative Session approaches, the state’s redistricting commission is preparing to negotiate with lawmakers, once again, over money.Read More »
The Arizona Court of Appeals today denied Maricopa County’s request to delay a lower court’s order requiring county officials to process by Monday the zoning application for a medical marijuana dispensary owner.Read More »
Bill Myer paces, watching the crowd grow outside his Glendale storefront’s floor-to-ceiling windows. His son Ben is in the back, behind bulletproof walls and windows, preparing for a long-awaited opening.
Outside, people are joking about Sheriff Joe Arpaio coming to arrest them when sirens are momentarily heard in the distance. Many had wondered whether police would show up on this brisk December morning.
Arizonans who have been issued approval by the state can now walk into a retail storefront and legally buy pot.Read More »
A review of the final 2012 election results reveals the projections for the newly redrawn congressional districts were mostly accurate.Read More »