It is often said that nothing — or at least nothing good — gets done in an election year. You can’t say that about the Arizona state Capitol in 2012.Read More »
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is leading a state delegation that will travel to Germany and France for a trade promotion trip that runs into early June.Read More »
State officials on Thursday reached an interim settlement with plaintiffs in a decades-old court case over the adequacy of Arizona's community-based services for the seriously mentally ill.Read More »
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 »
Gov. Jan Brewer has vetoed a bill that would have changed how the state regulates online education.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer on Thursday signed a bill to eliminate merit protections for most state employees, which she called a historic reform that will modernize the way Arizona manages its employees.Read More »
The Arizona Board of Regents began the legislative session seeing nothing in any budget proposal for two of its prime spending requests: Money for parity among the three universities and for the Phoenix campus of the University of Arizona medical school.Read More »
The Arizona Supreme Court was able to work out a deal allowing the Legislature to take money from a variety of smaller accounts rather than a larger, more critical one that lawmakers were targeting.Read More »
Lawmakers wrapped up their work at 8:25 p.m. on May 3 after nearly four months in session, having stashed away money for anticipated rainy days ahead, approved a sweeping measure that allows state workers to be more easily fired and fought on the unending battlefronts of abortion, taxation and border security.
And like the year before, lawmakers with conservative leanings shaped the agenda at the Capitol.
The GOP-controlled Senate today approved Gov. Jan Brewer’s proposal to overhaul the rules that govern state workers. The measure seeks to remove workers from the state’s merit system, giving supervisors more flexibility in firing them. The measure split the Senate along party lines.Read More »