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 »
The Senate today resoundingly rejected five controversial immigration bills, including a proposal that supporters say is aimed at getting the U.S. Supreme Court to revisit the issue of American citizenship.Read More »
In a move that potentially sets the stage for a showdown with Gov. Jan Brewer, the Senate late Wednesday passed a budget proposal that cuts more than what the governor called for in January and rejects many of her accounting maneuvers to erase the fiscal deficit.Read More »
Sen. Andy Biggs, an eloquent speaker and conservative legislator from Gilbert, emerged as the new majority leader following a closed-door meeting this afternoon.Read More »