Acceding to pressure from business interests and the governor, Republican state lawmakers are moving to undermine the ability of individual communities to establish their own “living wages” higher than the mandated state minimum.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...
Those often-cursed photo radar cameras along two state roads are going away.Read More »
The Arizona House of Representatives narrowly approved a proposal Monday allowing payday lenders barred from operating following a 2008 voter initiative to offer a new high-interest loan product.Read More »
The Arizona Senate tomorrow is set to consider a measure that would strip Arizona’s counties, cities and towns of the ability to set their own minimum wages and their explicit right to adopt employee benefits of their own liking.Read More »
When times were tough and money was scarce, the Governor’s Office and Legislature held onto millions in leftover funds while cutting budgets elsewhere. Now that Arizona’s budget is back in the black, they’re showing little interest in changing course.Read More »
Saying they're protecting legitimate businesses, state legislators voted today to block cities from banning pet stores from selling animals they get from commercial breeders.Read More »
Citing the controversial and questioned undercover videos, a House panel voted Wednesday to outlaw the use of aborted fetuses for medical research.Read More »
Two top House Democrats want that chamber's Ethics Committee to investigate Speaker David Gowan and other key Republicans. In a formal complaint Tuesday, Minority Leader Eric Meyer and Minority Whip Rebecca Rios cite published reports about the travels of the GOP lawmakers.Read More »
Ignoring a possible lawsuit, a Senate panel voted Tuesday to erect a new hurdle in the path of Planned Parenthood getting Medicaid funds for family planning services.Read More »
A bill overhauling the state's campaign finance laws that passed a House panel Tuesday would allow politicians to give campaign contributions to each other, a move critics call the "kingmaker provision."Read More »