Gov. Jan Brewer signed a bill Friday that relaxes Arizona's requirement for health plans to cover contraception, legislation that supporters called a protection for religious freedom and that critics called an attack on women.Read More »
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Gov. Jan Brewer's signing of a bill passed by the Legislature means businesses and investors in Arizona will be getting new tax breaks.Read More »
Paul Babeu is dropping out of the race for Arizona's 4th Congressional District and will instead run for re-election as Pinal County sheriff.Read More »
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer says a contraception coverage bill now on her desk was improved in the time since she voiced reservations about an earlier version as being intrusive.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer on Monday signed into law a new state budget that reflects the state's improving finances.
The budget's spending totals just under $8.6 billion for the 2012-2013 fiscal year starting July 1.
Arizona lawmakers advanced tax cut legislation Thursday as they pushed to end their regular session, despite complaints that they courted danger by moving forward with proposals put on their desks just hours earlier.Read More »
Arizona may join Utah in demanding that the federal government surrender control of millions of acres of public land to the state. Arizona legislation that appeared dead a month ago was approved Monday by the state House.Read More »
The Arizona Supreme Court is scheduled to issue a long-awaited opinion today explaining why it overturned Gov. Jan Brewer's removal of the head of the state's redistricting commission.Read More »
A legislator who sponsored a vetoed bill to legalize electronic billboards in Arizona says agreement has been reached on a compromise to allow the outdoor advertising.Read More »
A year ago, the Arizona Legislature was just days away from adjournment of its annual legislative session, having already approved a state budget that included painful cuts to state services. But while lawmakers missed their self-imposed 2011 adjournment target of 100 days by just five hours, there's little chance the Legislature will come near as close this year.Read More »