The Arizona House has passed a drug testing bill proposed as a response to Arizona voters' legalization of medical marijuana.Read More »
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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.
The Arizona House has given preliminary approval to two bills that would impact the state's largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood Arizona.Read More »
Fatigue with the illegal immigration issue could stand in the way of new legislation being considered by Arizona lawmakers, including a sweeping bill championed by the same senator whose law last year prompted nationwide protests.Read More »
A divided Arizona Senate committee voted Wednesday to eliminate the cash-short state's Medicaid program and replace it with a much smaller system that would cover only a fraction of low-income people now served.Read More »
The Arizona House on Monday is scheduled to consider bills to place new restrictions on abortions.Read More »
A bill introduced by a top Arizona legislative leader would make sweeping changes to the state's public employee retirement systems, mostly affecting new hires but also current employees to some degree.Read More »
Arizona House Speaker Kirk Adams says Gov. Jan Brewer and top Republican legislative leaders are near agreement on a package of business tax cuts and other steps intended to boost economic development.Read More »
Life or death consequences for dozens of Arizonans are butting up against the state's budget woes as legislators debate the elimination last fall of Medicaid coverage for some transplants — even as they consider additional health care cuts.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer's request for a federal waiver to suspend Medicaid coverage for 280,000 adults to help balance the state budget should be decided before it is supposed to take effect later this year, a state official said Tuesday.Read More »