Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a bill that would made criminals of police officers who enforce controversial provisions of a federal anti-terrorism law.Read More »
The Arizona Commerce Authority announced late Friday afternoon that it will not be awarding the $5,000 stipends it had earlier promised to15 companies eliminated from a competitive grant program.
The Goldwater Institute’s Clint Bolick sent a letter to the ACA earlier this month, warning that the awards for unsuccessful semifinalists in the agency’s Innovation Challenge could be a violation of a constitutional provision banning government gifts to private companies, unless the money creates a tangible public benefit.
Arizona has seen its revenue from tribal casinos rise for the seventh consecutive quarter. The Arizona Department of Gaming reported Wednesday that tribes' payments to the state will be about $24.3 million for the quarter that ended March 31.Read More »
A plan for the federal government and several Arizona hospitals to jointly fund the state’s decimated KidsCare program has come to fruition, and enrollment for the public health insurance program is now open for nearly 22,000 children.Read More »
Arizona legislators have approved a negotiated compromise to allow electronic billboards in some parts of the state but not others where astronomy observatories are located.Read More »
The Senate today approved legislation to prohibit the government from suspending or revoking a person’s professional license for declining to provide a service because of a religious objection. The measure, SB1365, divided the Senate along party lines: Republicans backed the bill while Democrats opposed it.Read More »
The Arizona Legislature is going on record as saying it wants the federal government to consider establishing a site in Arizona to store spent nuclear fuel.Read More »
Arizona voters will decide in November whether to give businesses a break on property tax paid on newly acquired business equipment. Unanimously House approval of a resolution on Monday completes legislative action on the general election referendum on the proposed state constitutional amendment.Read More »
A session-long effort to rein in a leading auto glass company appears to be dead, but lawmakers, lobbyists and industry leaders are already looking ahead to next year.Read More »
Big business and consumer-rights advocates are squaring off over a bill that would significantly limit the ability of people to sue a manufacturer whose products might pose risks to the public. The legislation would shield manufacturers from punitive damage claims — the most aggressive legal recourse allowed against manufacturers — unless very specific negligence can be demonstrated.Read More »