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Bill would punish lobbyists who lie (access required)

State legislators still want to punish lobbyists who lie. The Senate Government Committee on June 11 unanimously voted to impose stiff penalties on registered lobbyists who knowingly provide false information to lawmakers and other public officials. Similar bills didn't get ...

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Bill would halt new state rules (access required)

State senators are moving to generally prohibit state agencies from adopting new regulatory rules for a year, a step that would extend a temporary moratorium imposed by Gov. Jan Brewer. The Senate Government Committee's partyline vote Thursday sends the bill ...

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Burns says there's no budget deal (access required)

Senate President Bob Burns provided a statement to the media late June 10 to clarify that legislative leaders have not reached a final budget agreement with the governor. "There is no current budget deal. Discussions and negotiations continue," Burns stated in ...

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