A Tucson firm is hoping to launch Arizonans toward the edge of space – or maybe somewhere close to that – from Southern Arizona. Now they need state lawmakers to clear the path.Read More »
House Speaker-elect David Gowan of Sierra Vista announced committee chairmanships for a total of 19 ...
Governor-elect Doug Ducey campaigned on the slogan “opportunity for all.” For some lawmakers, the bi...
The fact that politics may have been involved in drawing legislative lines is no reason to declare t...
The successful gubernatorial candidate who promised to balance the budget without tax hikes or borro...
The powerful Appropriations Committee of the Arizona House is getting a new chairman. Term limits...
As Arizona Democrats engage in a round of post-election soul searching after their 2014 drubbing, so...
Lawmakers get a fresh start in budget negotiations come January, when the next legislative session k...
Your November ballot will contain a new warning that lawmakers cannot nullify voters’ decisions on citizen initiatives if a bill approved by the House becomes law.Read More »
State education leaders will scrounge to find $5 million to make up the difference between the estimated cost of a new achievement test and the dollars the Legislature appropriated for it.Read More »
Guns and Ammo Magazine didn’t name Arizona the best place to live for gun owners for nothing. Republican lawmakers have consistently deregulated gun ownership, making it possible to have more people carrying guns in more places with less training. That all adds up to some of the most relaxed gun laws in the country, which the magazine cited when putting out its 2013 analysis of state gun laws.Read More »
Arizona Department of Education lobbyists inaccurately testified before legislative committees about funding for students in a program that provides public money for private education, according to an Arizona Department of Education memo issued today.Read More »
A deal brokered between veterans supporting medical marijuana research and Sen. Kimberly Yee appears to have broken down.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer will have to decide if a three-wheel motorcycle should require a motorcycle license to operate, and whether party-goers can continue to drink and peddle on “party bikes.”Read More »
Not content to deal with domestic issues, the Arizona House has gone on record as saying the entire West Bank belongs to Israel and the 650,000 Jews who have settled there since the 1967 war “reside there legitimately.’’Read More »
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 »