Action from yesterday’s legislative session included passage of bills creating a separate set of animal cruelty laws for livestock and poultry; defining the powers of the superintendent of public instruction and allowing police to pull over motorists driving vehicles where both brake or tail lights are not working.Read More »
Supporters of a 2012 ballot measure that would have radically overhauled the way Arizonans choose ca...
The Arizona Senate’s unilateral decision to adjourn left numerous bills for dead, including a measur...
Republican Rep. Bob Thorpe of Flagstaff is the new poster child for the Republican insurrection agai...
House Speaker David Gowan’s Republican colleagues don’t trust him with the power of the House purse....
Just months after the Arizona House of Representatives received a $375,000 facelift, House Speaker D...
In a legally questionable move, Gov. Doug Ducey is ordering the Department of Revenue not to collect...
In his veto letter for HB2178, Ducey said he has seen no evidence that the bill is necessary. ...
A Cronkite News review of all bills introduced this legislative session found that those authored by Democrats are four times more likely in the Senate and three times more likely in the House to be assigned to multiple committees.Read More »
Republicans and Democrats joined forces in the Arizona House of Representatives today to kill a bill that would have expanded School Tuition Organization tax credits. That led Republican leadership to unexpectedly cancel another vote on two other “school choice” bills.Read More »
Common Core appears to be here to stay, at least for the time being.Read More »
The Arizona Senate's Rules Committee has delayed action on a bill updating laws regulating microbreweries over constitutional issues.Read More »
Those often-cursed photo radar cameras are here to stay, at least for the time being. But so is texting while driving.Read More »
The Arizona Senate approved a bill today that will keep the names of officers who use deadly force a secret from the public for 90 days after a shooting.Read More »
The Arizona Senate is set to debate legislation that would ban the use of photo radar and red light cameras statewide.Read More »
Traditionally, Republicans campaign on limiting government, but many introduce one or more bills that would expand government right after they win re-election. It’s done in various ways – establishing a new commission, adding new regulations for an industry, launching a new program, or adding to what has already been established.Read More »
When state House and Senate committees each approved a bill to legalize ridesharing in Arizona last week, the committee rooms were eerily quiet and devoid of the hype that surrounded last year’s ridesharing bills.Read More »