School choice advocates managed to beat the sine die clock to revive a proposal to expand the school tuition tax credit program, but even scaling down its potential fiscal hit wasn’t enough to persuade the governor that it wouldn’t negatively impact the state’s coffers.Read More »
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Gov. Jan Brewer on Tuesday signed legislation that contains a deal that cities and homebuilders struck that governs how impact fees are calculated, collected and used.Read More »
The Arizona Education Network, one of several groups that have been fighting cuts to schools, said 59 of the state’s 90 legislators flunked their tests when it comes to funding the state’s education system.Read More »
Fiscal hawks who took the reins of the state government this year promised a new era of conservatism and delivered where it mattered most — by drafting a spending plan that rejected gimmickry in favor of significant cuts to core government services.
But the aftershocks of 2010’s Republican tsunami were also felt elsewhere, and this Legislature’s Tea Party leanings became the refrain for the 2011 legislative session.
Despite a festering budget deficit, lawmakers have found a way to grant Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu’s request for funds for border-related immigration enforcement.Read More »
A legislative economic panel, whose recommendations legislators typically use in forecasting how much cash the state will get, has downgraded its revenue forecast for next year.Read More »
Despite a festering budget deficit, lawmakers have found a way to grant Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu's request for funds for border-related immigration enforcement.Read More »
Few measures beg for a gubernatorial veto more than this one.
Perhaps the only question left is – will the Legislature counter a veto with an override?
Last-ditch efforts by social conservatives helped to successfully revive legislation that would extend the waiting period to file a divorce in some cases.Read More »
Despite objections from fiscally conservative legislators, the Senate approved on Monday a measure that would allow businesses that meet certain requirements to pay a lower property tax.Read More »