Since the May 24 announcement by Gov. Jan Brewer and Attorney General Tom Horne that they would seek judicial clarification of the conflict between longstanding federal drug laws and Arizona’s new medical marijuana law in federal court, proponents of the new law have been preparing legal recourse designed to put the medical marijuana program back on track.Read More »
Saying they have defied doomsayers and skeptics, a group filed Tuesday more than 18,000 signatures to recall Senate President Russell Pearce, a conservative lawmaker from Mesa who is nationally known for his anti-illegal immigration legislation.Read More »
The nation’s highest court has determined there is room for states to enforce federal immigration laws regarding employment, a ruling that proponents and critics are now parsing for any indication on how the Supreme Court will view SB1070.Read More »
The chorus of lawmakers calling for an overhaul of the Voter Protection Act quieted to a low murmur in 2011, but supporters say the dormant issue will be back on the Legislature’s agenda next year.
Several Republican legislators said they will revive their plans to change Proposition 105, the 1998 ballot measure that strictly limits the Legislature’s ability to tamper with voter-approved measures.
The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld an Arizona law that allows the state to suspend or revoke the business licenses of companies that knowingly hire illegal immigrants, paving the way for other states to establish similar systems.Read More »
Teachers unions and advocacy groups that sunk Arizona’s private school voucher system two years ago haven’t made any moves to strike down its successor, even though they say it is blatantly unconstitutional.
But school choice advocates say they followed the instruction of an Arizona Supreme Court justice and the previous program’s critics in crafting the new system, which will allow it to withstand the inevitable lawsuit.
Andy Tobin is gregarious, fiery, funny and, above all else, loyal to the core — attributes that all led to his ascension to speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives late last month.
Now, Tobin has been chosen by his caucus as speaker of the House, following the departure of former Speaker Kirk Adams.
Precinct committeemen in Legislative District 19 will meet tonight to nominate three replacements for former House Speaker Kirk Adams, who resigned last month to run for Congress.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer, Senate President Russell Pearce and House Speaker Andy Tobin met for an hour Tuesday to discuss some of the biggest issues facing the state during the legislative off-session, but made no decisions on calling lawmakers back to the Capitol for a special session.Read More »
The state officially broke ground on a project to transform Washington Street into “Centennial Way” just in time for Arizona to celebrate the 100th anniversary of its entry into the union.Read More »