A plan to overhaul the state's woefully underfunded pension plan for public safety workers is nearing completion after months of meetings between lawmakers, pension officials, firefighter and police unions and cities, towns and other public agencies that pay into the system.Read More »
State lawmakers will decide whether those who have something to say on college and university campus...
A House panel moved quickly Monday to restore funding for Joint Technical Education Districts ahead ...
A House panel has passed a measure that would clarify what lawmakers have to report as gifts for tra...
Nearly two decades after voters blocked lawmakers from tinkering with ballot measures, the Legislatu...
A state lawmaker wants to officially claim the Salt River horses as state property, hoping to protec...
Rep. Randall Friese, D-Tucson, has introduced House Bill 2052, that would require all motorcycle rid...
Rep. Sonny Borrelli is hoping to circumvent an obstructive committee chairman with a new plan to swe...
As police are increasingly recording interactions with alleged lawbreakers and victims, lawmakers are considering whether body camera video should be treated differently from other public records.Read More »
Democratic Sen. Carlyle Begay is now a Republican. The Ganado lawmaker announced Monday morning his switch to the Republican Party, a move he said is an extension of his independent streak at the Arizona Capitol. But Democrats categorized the move as no surprise for a lawmaker who often bucked his party to vote in favor of Republican-led bills.Read More »
A massive personnel reform package pushed through the Legislature by Brewer in 2012 dramatically shifted the balance of power between the state and its employees. The law made most new employees at-large, or “uncovered,” and required covered employees to give up their merit protection in order to receive promotions or raises. Covered employees were offered bonuses to entice them to switch to uncovered status.Read More »
Democratic Sen. Carlyle Begay is widely expected to announce Monday he is switching parties, a move that ups the Republican Party’s already healthy advantage in the Senate.Read More »
Jason Fitzpatrick is the man behind the cameras that have filmed official action at the Capitol for nearly 15 years.Read More »
A top state House Republican is moving to have the state speed up tax breaks for the insurance industry.Read More »
Four months ago, the Arizona Capitol Times set out to learn how much of the state’s business is being conducted on smartphones, via newer technologies like text messages, social media chats and third-party messenger applications. But getting access to those messages, which most experts and public officials agree are covered under the state public records laws, can be extremely difficult.Read More »
Citing a unique opportunity to ensure the next lawmaker is a woman, LD26 Democratic precinct committeemen on Wednesday nominated an all-female slate of three candidates to fill the district’s open House seat.Read More »
Arizona lawmakers next year will again consider a bill designed to outlaw “revenge porn” after legislation fell just short of passage in April. Arizona lawmakers next year will again consider a bill designed to outlaw “revenge porn” after legislation fell just short of passage in April.Read More »