Eight Republicans helped to reject a bill Thursday that would have sharply expanded a program that uses public money to send students to private schools.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a bill that would have banned “aggressive” panhandling, saying it is unclear what statewide problem the legislation was meant to address and that the issue is best left to local government.Read More »
The state House on Thursday gave final approval to legislation designed to pave the way for a five-year lifetime limit on Medicaid benefits.Read More »
Republican Sen. David Farnsworth’s bill to allow a chicken in every backyard captured the imagination of Arizonans and was one of the most talked-about bills of the legislative session.Read More »
Up to 120,000 more youngsters living in low-income neighborhoods could soon qualify for taxpayer funded tuition to private and parochial schools.Read More »
State lawmakers voted Wednesday to let ranchers shoot the Mexican gray wolves being reintroduced to the Southwest despite their listing under federal law as endangered.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer put her signature today on a bill that allows for the unannounced inspections of abortion clinics, guaranteeing a lawsuit to challenge the law.Read More »
An administrative law judge recommended the dismissal of the campaign finance allegations against Attorney General Tom Horne and a key aide, giving the embattled attorney general a shield against some of the most damaging criticism he faces as he fights for reelection.Read More »
As a primary field becomes more crowded, the portion of votes needed to win the nomination becomes smaller and smaller. With as many as seven or eight Republican gubernatorial candidates on the ballot this year, any advantage can help lead to a win.
For some, the advantage may be geography.
More than double the applicants than last year want to enroll in the state’s empowerment scholarship account program after school-choice groups targeted families in low-income neighborhoods in a massive public awareness campaign.Read More »