In a major setback for the prolife movement in Arizona, a federal judge today struck down a state law that precludes public funds, such as Medicaid money, from going to any group that provides for an abortion.Read More »
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For the most part, Arizona lawmakers appear to have stepped back from the trenches of the states’ rights issue after years of incessant fighting with the federal government.Read More »
It’s already illegal for felons to own a weapon. Now a bipartisan group of legislators want to make it illegal for them to even attempt to own one.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.
Despite the loud lament against legal abortion, the prolife movement in Arizona isn’t pushing for legislation that will directly contravene Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court decision that gave women the right to an abortion.Read More »
The Capitol is bracing for what looks like another labor union battle after legislation was introduced to prohibit automatic paycheck deductions for union dues.
The issue is not new.
Long before Gov. Jan Brewer decided to fight for a full expansion of the state’s Medicaid program, then-incoming Senate Minority Leader Leah Landrum Taylor was furiously trying to find a way to salvage a plan — any plan — to pay for the coverage of a sizable segment of the state’s uninsured population.Read More »
A fiscal hawk, Senate President Andy Biggs has been consistently wary of plans to expand the state’s Medicaid population.Read More »
After receiving a briefing on the governor’s $8.9 billion budget proposal, Republican leaders said they want a final spending plan that hews to the conservative approach they have adopted during the past few years.Read More »
Secretary of State Ken Bennett complied with the law in drafting the ballot description for Proposition 204, the unsuccessful initiative that would have permanently increased the sales tax by a penny, the Arizona Supreme Court said on Jan. 17.Read More »