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.
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 »