Critics defeated five controversial immigration measures at the Capitol this month. But their legislative victory might have only spawned a bigger, more public battle. Some of the bills’ supporters are now threatening to bring the fight to the ballot box.Read More »
Advocates of stricter state-level immigration laws hinted at dire political repercussions for the 12 Republicans who voted against some or all of five controversial immigration measures on March 17.Read More »
A "flat tax" bill to rewrite the state individual income tax is nearing the finish line at the Legislature, setting the stage for changes that would have the Arizona's wealthiest taxpayers paying less while nearly nine of every 10 Arizonans pay more.Read More »
Another attempt to give county elected officials more control over their budgets was once again rejected by the Senate today.Read More »
Latino Democrats today said a Republican senator made an “offensive and ignorant” decision when she read a racially tinged letter on the Senate floor during the debate of an immigration bill last week.Read More »
The Senate approved legislation on Monday mandating that government documents, including all voting materials except the actual ballot, be published in English.Read More »
Supporters of the five controversial immigration measures that the Senate killed on Thursday made no attempt to revive the measures on Monday.
As a result, the bills are dead — but the ideas may still be resurrected.
The Senate passed legislation on Monday to prohibit abortion based on the sex or race of the fetus, or the race of a parent – but not until amending it to criminalize violations.Read More »
Senate President Russell Pearce, Arizona’s most prominent anti-illegal immigration firebrand, has always argued that illegal immigration and the state’s budget woes are inseparable. But the two issues may have formed a diptych in ways that many, including Pearce, probably did not anticipate.Read More »
The Senate budget’s most novel aspect is the clearest indication of the chamber’s ideological moorings yet.Read More »