Citing God and their religious faith, state senators voted along partisan lines today to allow state health inspectors to walk into abortion clinics unannounced. The bill, already approved by the House, now goes to Gov. Jan Brewer.Read More »
With marriage licenses being issued to gay couples across the state, Republican lawmakers are alread...
In November, voters will decide whether to increase lawmakers’ salaries to $35,000 a year from $24,0...
With marriage licenses just starting to be issued to gay couples across the state, lawmakers are alr...
The Arizona Department of Revenue will delay the implementation of a key provision of Gov. Jan Brewe...
Senate President Andy Biggs and 26 other Republican lawmakers oppose passage of a $935 million bond ...
Richard Stavneak, director of the Joint Budget Legislative Committee, said the $1 billion budget gap...
A trial court judge ruled today that the state must begin resetting inflation adjustments for public...
Arizona has improved its transparency on government spending but has a lot of work to do when it comes to providing information on tax credits for businesses, an advocacy group reported Tuesday.Read More »
Lawmakers gave final approval to two economic development bills, including one that is a top priority of Gov. Jan Brewer.Read More »
Three weeks after the Senate surprised the Capitol community by unilaterally moving forward with a bare bones budget proposal, Republicans in the House and Senate came to an agreement on a spending plan they hope the governor will accept.Read More »
Senate President Andy Biggs is prepared to move forward with the budget compromise pitched on April 3 by the House and Gov. Jan Brewer if the Senate has enough votes for the $9.2 billion fiscal 2015 spending plan to clear the chamber.Read More »
Veterans backing a study of medical marijuana’s role in helping soldiers cope with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder will seek a recall of Sen. Kimberly Yee, who they say is single-handedly blocking a bill to fund the research.Read More »
A victims’ rights bill pushed by Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery would raise up to $1 million a year and benefit a nonprofit run by influential Republican operative Steve Twist.Read More »
The Arizona Legislature has spent the last three weeks battling over next year's $9 billion-plus budget and before that was immersed in a heated national debate over religious freedoms and gay rights. But many other issues remain on the Legislature's plate.Read More »
Two Phoenix City Council members at a special legislative hearing on police-involved shootings blamed an uptick in those cases on low police staffing levels and the lack of respect youths have for police officers.Read More »
Besides the budget, what’s left for Arizona lawmakers to do this year? Well, almost everything. From big issues such as income tax reform, to niche ideas like allowing backyard chickens in neighborhoods throughout the state, the Legislature set out with an ambitious agenda.Read More »