Arizona braces for federal budget cuts
Across the state, Arizonans are bracing for federal spending cuts that will take effect Friday barring compromise between President Barack Obama and the House Republican leadership over a plan to reduce the national debt.
Legislature gets aggressive on election reform in wake of 2012 voting delays
Lawmakers have been rushing to pass election reform measures this year, hoping to enact laws that would thwart the type of problems that marred the 2012 election.
Drone Revolution: Lawmakers react to fears of Big Brother
For decades, police have been peering into backyards from helicopters to look for signs of crime without having to get search warrants.
But the impending revolution of drones, or unmanned aircraft, brings fears of a Big Brother rising to watch over people’s lives. And now concern about unmanned aircraft has spawned legislation to force police officers to get court approval when they want to use the technology in criminal investigations.
Prudent oversight or political football: Highway bill rolls along
A state Senate bill is raising the question of how many committees it takes to build a highway in Arizona.
The measure would require a legislative committee to review most new highway construction projects as a final hurdle before work could begin.
New policy: Corp Comm says small utilities can pass income taxes on to ratepayers
Reversing a decades-old policy, the Arizona Corporation Commission will allow the owners of small utility companies to pass their income taxes off to consumers across the state.
Tech executives offer vision of online voting for Arizona
Two tech company executives called it the future of voting in Arizona: online voting systems in the digital age that provide faster and more reliable vote counts and make participation in the state’s elections easier than ever before.
House approves changes to ASRS system
The House approved a measure that would repeal automatic benefit increases for new state employees, and change benefits for surviving family members of deceased Arizona state employees.
State sues Arizona Cardinals over accommodations for hearing impaired
The state is suing the Arizona Cardinals and the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority, alleging they are violating the Americans with Disabilities Act because they don’t have adequate accommodations for deaf and hard-of-hearing fans.
Bill would put commission in charge of Game and Fish fees
Concerned that a complicated licensing system deters would-be hunters and anglers, the Arizona Game and Fish Department wants to simplify things by bundling options. But under current law any such changes must go through a three-year legislative process at the State Capitol.
With accounting system ‘on the ropes,’ Arizona moving forward with upgrade
The state’s accounting system is on life support, but thanks to funding allocated last year by the governor and the Legislature it’s getting an overhaul that officials say is long overdue.
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