The next time you’re chatting with lawmakers at the Capitol, don’t be surprised if you notice they’re armed.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 bill awaiting Gov. Doug Ducey’s signature or veto would require doctors to administer medication abortions using outdated federal standards.Read More »
The Arizona Senate approved legislation Monday that requires police and prosecutors to keep the addresses and other personal information of crime victims and witnesses secret from defense attorneys and the public without a court order.Read More »
Arizona lawmakers considering a bill that would reduce regulation on groups that spend money in elections without disclosing the source benefitted by more than $900,000 during the 2014 election cycle, in what’s dubbed “dark money” spending.Read More »
State senators approved three new laws designed to expand the rights of gun owners, including one that could allow Arizonans who get federal OK to possess everything from grenades to silencers.Read More »
One man is behind bars after activists halted today’s House floor session with chanting, jeering and a tussle with police.Read More »
One of the biggest behind-the-scenes battles at the Legislature this year is the fight over “flex loans” – high interest loans for those with bad credit and few other options in an emergency.Read More »
Arizona lawmakers want voters to strip counties, cities and towns of the ability to set their own minimum wage and their explicit right to adopt employee benefits of their own liking.Read More »
A bill to allow out of state wineries to ship wine directly to Arizona consumers is on its way to the governor’s desk.Read More »
Saying its the best deal animal rights advocates will get, a Senate panel voted late Tuesday to bar cities from keeping pet stores from selling commercially bred dogs and cats.Read More »