Before lawmakers decide what kind of discretionary spending they want added in the fiscal 2014 budget, Rep. John Kavanagh said they have to make a choice about whose revenue projections they’re going to believe.Read More »
As prescription pain relievers increasingly fuel addictions around the country, Arizona is moving to...
Gov. Doug Ducey put the finishing touches on the 2016 legislative session Thursday by signing the la...
Deputy Pima County Attorney Kathleen Mayer finally, after seven years of trying, got a bill passed t...
Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation today to kill the ability of cities to keep pet stores from selli...
Responding to concerns of unnecessary intrusion, Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation Wednesday to pre...
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The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission is likely to need some extra funds after the Legisl...
Medical marijuana advocates urged Arizona lawmakers on Thursday to clamp down on unregulated marijuana clubs to ensure patients receive their recommended drugs within the guidelines of the new law.Read More »
The Capitol is bracing for what looks like another labor union battle after legislation was introduced to prohibit automatic paycheck deductions for union dues.
The issue is not new.
Two Republican lawmakers are taking slightly different tacks in their efforts to affirm Arizona students’ loyalty to their country.
One wants mandatory compliance. The other started out with the same idea, but has since had a change of heart.
If you live in northern California, seeing a car driving itself down the highway might not surprise you. They may soon be seen on Arizona roads.Read More »
Personal problems, problems from constituents and even problems that admittedly don’t exist are sometimes the basis for bills Arizona lawmakers introduce.Read More »
Former Democratic lawmaker Ben Arredondo walked out of court Wednesday effectively a free man, having convinced a federal judge his lifetime of community service and failing mental and physical health justify no time behind bars.
Judge Frederick Martone, of U.S. District Court in Phoenix, placed Arredondo on three years of probation, including 18 months of house arrest, and ordered him to pay $540 in restitution.
A freshman Republican lawmaker who sponsored a bill making a “constitutional oath” a requirement for high school graduation said he’ll amend the legislation so that the oath is no longer mandatory.Read More »
A bill introduced by an ally of former state Sen. Russell Pearce would set the stage for reimbursing the Mesa Republican for his spending in the November 2011 recall election that ousted him from the Legislature.Read More »
Those who support Arizona’s new Common Core standards for math and English education say they help turn students into better thinkers and prepare them for college and the workforce.
Those who question the new standards say they could create added expenses for public schools, including new textbooks, teacher training and the need for new technology. They say the price tag, still undetermined, could be astronomical.