Gov. Jan Brewer's plan to help balance the state's budget by providing government-paid health care to fewer lower-income Arizonans is headed to court.Read More »
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A proposal to let people have guns while driving or walking through state university and community college campuses cleared its final hurdle in the Arizona Legislature on Thursday.Read More »
Financial disclosure statements filed by Senate President Russell Pearce don't disclose his acceptance of lavish Fiesta Bowl-paid trips to out-of-state college football games.Read More »
Months after Arizona cut off Medicaid funding for some medical transplants as a budget-cutting move, the issue stands to heat up again as Gov. Jan Brewer and the Republican-led Legislature prepare to act on a state budget.Read More »
The so-called "birther" view of legislation that would require presidential candidates to show proof of U.S. birth is intersecting in Arizona with the question of whether U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants are entitled to automatic citizenship.Read More »
Voters overwhelmingly approved a temporary sales tax increase last May to help balance the state budget, with the sales pitch emphasizing that approval would help protect funding for education and other services.Read More »
Senators say Majority Leader Scott Bundgaard's plea to keep his leadership post included saying that more information will come out regarding an alleged domestic violence incident, including that his ex-girlfriend handled a gun in his car at one point during the altercation.Read More »
Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce says several new pieces of illegal immigration legislation will start advancing again in the Senate sooner rather than later.Read More »
The Arizona House has passed a drug testing bill proposed as a response to Arizona voters' legalization of medical marijuana.Read More »
Several Democratic senators are calling on Senate Majority Leader Scott Bundgaard to resign from the Legislature because of an alleged domestic violence incident, and for an ethics investigation if he doesn't.
Sen. Ron Gould, who chairs the Senate Ethics Committee, wants Bundgaard to at least resign his leadership post.