Senators on Thursday narrowly approved a proposal that more comprehensively defines bullying and also requires charter schools to adopt anti-bullying policies.Read More »
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The Senate today rebuffed a proposal to require online retailing giant Amazon.com to collect taxes on products it sells to Arizona residents. The measure, SB1338, was defeated by a vote of 8 to 20.Read More »
A ballot measure that would outlaw the use of photo radar in the state failed a second time in the Senate today, spurring the sponsor to declare the proposal most likely dead this session.Read More »
The firm that manages Sen. Lori Klein’s homeowners’ association denied targeting the lawmaker, who has received three letters notifying her of allegedly violating the community’s rules.Read More »
A first-term Republican lawmaker is claiming she’s being targeted by her homeowners association because of anti-HOA measures she has introduced.Read More »
The Senate today approved legislation that could make it more difficult for voters to remove lawmakers from office. The measure stems from the defeat of then-Sen. Russell Pearce, the architect of SB1070 and major anti-illegal immigration laws in Arizona, following a successful recall effort last year.Read More »
The Governor’s Office and legislative leaders have reopened lines of communications involving the state budget, signaling a thaw over how to craft the state’s spending plan in the next few years. Gov. Jan Brewer, Senate President Steve Pierce and House Speaker Andy Tobin met Thursday. After the meeting, Pierce said staffers from both sides could start working together as soon as this weekend.Read More »
Two Democratic senators walked out of a border security panel this morning after its chairwoman invited an activist who is described by a civil rights group as a “vitriolic Mexican-basher.”Read More »
A senator who believes Middle-Eastern terrorist groups are active in Mexico and Central America persuaded her colleagues to advance a proposal that would create an armed volunteer force to help apprehend criminals who illegally enter the United States.
The Senate passed the measure today by a vote of 20-10.
Universities are offering one more reason to oppose a measure to allow guns on campuses — it would cost millions of dollars to implement.Read More »