One lawmaker will be targeting aggressive panhandling and “vexatious’’ litigants. Another has his sights set on people who aim lasers at airplanes. Two legislators hope to make the roads a safer place for bicyclists and pedestrians. Though relatively few legislators have ...Read More »
Lobbyist Gary Husk has agreed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor and pay $30,000 to end a criminal felony indictment alleging he funneled illegal political contributions through his employees, a source familiar with the case said. Husk’s business, Husk Partners, will also plead guilty to a misdemeanor.Read More »
Mesa Mayor Scott Smith ended his long flirtation with the Republican gubernatorial primary and officially announced his candidacy, likely setting the GOP field for 2014 and setting the stage for a bruising contest.Read More »
Pinal County Attorney Lando Voyles wants to add human smugglers who kill to the categories that qualify someone for death row.
He also wants to add people who the state can prove will likely kill again.
Ending more than a year of speculation about his political future, Mesa Mayor Scott Smith announced his candidacy for governor, adding another big-name candidate to the already crowded field for the Republican primary.Read More »
Ending 33 years of litigation, Gov. Jan Brewer announced today that the state has reached a historic settlement in a lawsuit that sought to force the state to provide treatment to the seriously mentally ill.Read More »
His agenda tattered by last year's confrontations and missteps, President Barack Obama begins 2014 clinging to the hope of winning a lasting legislative achievement: an overhaul of immigration laws.Read More »
The conservative Americans for Prosperity today unveiled its latest attack on Democratic Reps. Ann Kirkpatrick and Ron Barber over their support for the Affordable Care Act.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer is asking the nation's high court to let it enforce a 2010 law making it a crime to knowingly transport or harbor those in the country illegally.Read More »
Proponents of a voucher-like program are preparing to make them available to every student statewide – more than a million youngsters – now that court challenges to the initial program have been rebuffed.Read More »