The House has passed a proposal that would erect a new barrier before some rural counties could keep rules requiring new developments to have a 100-year water supply.Read More »
For the past 11 years, Ken Strobeck has fought for cities’ rights at the Legislature as the director...
Republican Rep. Jay Lawrence of Scottsdale told readers of the blog that he had filed a complaint wi...
When Javan “J.D.” Mesnard first showed up at the Capitol in 2002, he was a messy-haired 21-year-old ...
Drugmakers that produce opioid painkillers and allied advocacy groups have spent more than $880 mill...
Rep. Ceci Velasquez, D-Phoenix, has agreed to a plea bargain to end a criminal case alleging food st...
The City of Phoenix has sued the state over a law passed earlier this year that changes the way muni...
Rep. J.D. Mesnard, R-Chandler, appears to have locked up the votes to become the next speaker of the...
A sweeping campaign finance bill enacted by the Arizona Legislature that critics say will flood the state with dark money in campaigns also removes criminal penalties for various types of political corruption.Read More »
Latino and civil rights groups behind a 2010 boycott of Arizona designed to pressure the state into stopping anti-immigrant legislation on Wednesday said they are considered a renewed boycott because of a new series of legislative proposals.Read More »
Gov. Doug Ducey signed emergency legislation Tuesday to partly repeal a law designed to keep those underage from purchasing alcohol. The immediate effect will be to allow bartenders and store clerks to honor licenses that were specifically designed for those underage.Read More »
Unable to block local “living wage” laws, state senators voted on April 5 to stop local governments from telling employers they have to provide everything from paid sick leave to pensions.Read More »
Eager to avoid a debate on same-sex adoption rights in an election year, House Republican leadership is refusing to bring a bill to a vote on the House floor.Read More »
The fate of new development in Cochise County cities could depend on how Gov. Doug Ducey feels about creating exceptions to existing water supply laws.Read More »
The head of the state's chief anti-abortion group said she will move to block any legislation to allow doctors in Arizona to use RU-486 to terminate pregnancies using the new standards adopted this past week by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.Read More »
Gov. Doug Ducey signed into law a massive overhaul of Arizona’s campaign finance laws, which opponents fear will usher in a wave of anonymous campaign spending and add to the rising tide of money in politics.Read More »
Arizona voters may get the last word on sweeping legislation that alters the rules for “dark money” and other anonymous donations to politicians and ballot measures.Read More »