The U.S. Supreme Court appears ready to strike a key provision of Arizona’s Clean Elections Act, leaving the future of state and national public campaign financing programs in limbo.Read More »
While the state Department of Health Services scrambles over the next 120 days to draft the rules and regulations for how medical marijuana will be grown, dispensed and used across the state, uncertainty over the right of visiting medical marijuana patients to possess pot in Arizona has created confusion that may have to be sorted out in court.Read More »
While the state Department of Health Services will be mired in the process of drafting regulations for the industry over the next four months, it’s not stopping businesses from forming and pitching products and services that may never be approved by state regulators. And competition is already getting fierce.Read More »
Sen. Jack Harper, a Republican from Surprise, said he plans to introduce legislation next year that would create a government-sanctioned militia that would be allowed to patrol the border to observe illegal activity and report it to enforcement authorities.Read More »
After four years as head of the Arizona Democratic Party, Don Bivens is ready to move on. But he's not stepping aside unless he's comfortable with his successor.
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Two incongruent personalities. Two divergent political agendas. The stage is set for a showdown, and if that happens, Capitol insiders expect the 2011 legislative session to be an epic power struggle.Read More »
Businesses that are hoping for immediate tax cuts from the Legislature next session should plan on being disappointed.
Even the most ardent tax cutters in the Legislature say it would be impossible to balance the budget next session while cutting corporate taxes.
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The first wave of patients to take advantage of Arizona’s new medical marijuana law may be compelled to apply for home-growing operations because the drug will not be available in licensed dispensaries until late summer, opening the door for thousands of household marijuana gardens.Read More »
One letter even led the Commission on Appellate Court Nominees, the body charged with choosing nominees for the Redistricting Commission, to seek a legal opinion on the eligibility of a candidate, law professor Paul Bender.Read More »
Incoming Senate President Russell Pearce will concurrently chair the powerful Senate Rules Committee, one of the most sought after chairmanship positions in the chamber. He also named the rest of the committee chairs for the Senate.Read More »