The Republican-led Legislature has approved a measure to increase the amount of tax credits that individuals can claim in exchange for contributions to groups that distribute private school scholarships.Read More »
The budget isn’t quite done yet.
Lawmakers are expected to vote again today on one of the budget bills that was originally approved last week after it was discovered they passed a version that included an amendment they never actually adopted.
Pro-life lawmakers looking to chip away at groups that help women get abortion services passed a bill Tuesday that essentially wipes away the ability to make tax-deductible contributions to organizations like Planned Parenthood Arizona.
Backers defended the legislation by saying Arizona law already prohibits the use of public funds for abortion. The bill, for them, reinforces this position.
A senior House Republican is working to revive one of the five immigration bills that the Senate killed last month.Read More »
Supporters of Arizona’s tax credits for scholarships to religious schools hailed the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the program as a major victory for the school choice movement.Read More »
Arizona Capitol Times reporter Luige del Puerto talks about how the current budget, passed by the Legislature and awaiting Gov. Brewer's approval, addresses the issue of transplant funding.Read More »
Revised unemployment data indicate that the national recession hit Arizona’s job market far harder than previously believed, and the sputtering job growth continues to dampen reports of positive growth in other sectors of the economy.Read More »
After two days of marathon work and intense deliberation, the Republican-led Legislature has approved a budget plan that cuts $1.14 billion and gives the governor broad latitude how to address funding for the state’s Medicaid program.Read More »
Two years after Arizona enacted a policy that sought to prevent discrimination against religious viewpoints in K-12 schools, the state is poised to adopt a similar set of rules for state-supported colleges and universities.Read More »
Bumpy road for flat tax proposal Supporters call it fair, but opponents say it raises taxes on the poor
With Republicans firmly in control of the Capitol, the proposal to flatten the state’s individual income tax enjoyed a renaissance of a sort this year, albeit a brief one.Read More »