The attempt to stop Arizonans from sending LOLs and emoticons while operating a vehicle suffered a serious blow today, leaving a slim chance that the prohibition will become law this year.Read More »
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The woman who last month accused a Tucson lawmaker of assaulting her now says her claims of violence were never true and is calling domestic violence charges and a legislative ethics inquest to be dropped.Read More »
One of Andrei Cherny’s top campaign volunteers took to Twitter on Thursday to criticize the Democratic congressional hopeful’s opponents for running in a district where they don’t live.Read More »
The House Appropriations Committee narrowly passed a bill Thursday that would require drug tests for anyone receiving unemployment benefits, even though some of the bill’s supporters admit that it could jeopardize the federal funding that helps pay for the benefits.Read More »
The Arizona House of Representatives today gave preliminary approval to a plan that would give the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission $700,000 to get through the rest of the fiscal year, after a series of costly court battles drained the commission’s $3.5 million in yearly operating money.Read More »
The bill, SB1061, stalled this week in the House after its author, Sen. Rich Crandall, asked for it to be held because he said it became a distraction to other education bills he sees as a priority.
The Mesa Republican asked the House Education Committee chairwoman to kill the bill on March 12, even though Crandall said he believed it had the votes to pass. The measure sailed through the Senate last month, 19-10.
After nearly two hours of contentious debate, the House Military and Public Safety Committee passed a bill that would provide money for a volunteer militia charged with helping to secure the Arizona-Mexico border.Read More »
Despite dying twice already this year, a bill aimed at forcing Amazon.com to collect sales taxes on products it sells to Arizona consumers has been revived again.Read More »
The Arizona House of Representatives announced today that it would hire attorneys Craig A. Morgan and Sharon Ng of Kansas City-based firm Stinson Morrison Hecker to investigate an ethics complaint against Rep. Daniel Patterson, who is facing criminal charges of domestic violence against his ex-girlfriend.Read More »
Democratic lawmakers today castigated the Republican-led Legislature and Gov. Jan Brewer for what the minority party characterized as a disastrous budget plan and an abandonment of government programs Arizonans care about.Read More »