Hoping to lessen the crush of provisional ballots that delayed the final tally after the November election, the new Senate Elections Committee took its first step in changing the laws governing Arizona’s Permanent Early Voter List.Read More »
A Republican lawmaker is trying to revive a bill that would prohibit the enforcement of any new federal gun laws in Arizona. Lawyers had brought up concerns that the bill was unconstitutional and could force the state to mount a costly defense in court.Read More »
The House of Representatives today approved a measure requiring campaign material, advertisements and ballots to include warnings that it is difficult to change ballot measures once they are approved by Arizona voters.Read More »
A Tempe Democrat introduced a bill Jan. 29 that would put a time limit on county boards of supervisors to fill vacancies in the Legislature.Read More »
A bill to establish an online voting pilot program in time for the 2014 primary election is drawing bipartisan support in the Arizona State Senate.
Sen. Bob Worsley, R-Mesa, said the technology is readily available to ensure the safety and accuracy of online voting – an effort that could save the state millions of dollars in expenses racked up by mailing ballots to voters, he added.
A Republican proposal barring enforcement of any federal laws affecting semi-automatic weapons or high-capacity ammunition magazines appears dead after it was pulled from consideration in the Arizona Senate over constitutional questions, the proposal's author said Monday.Read More »
Name: Juan Mendez Chamber: House of Representatives Party: Democrat Profession: Manages a non-profit association called Community Voicemail Hometown: Phoenix Legislative District: No. 26, which includes north Tempe, northwest Mesa and part of the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community. Committee ...Read More »
Name: Doug Coleman Chamber: House of Representatives Party: Republican Profession: Retired business teacher at Apache Junction High School. Hometown: Mesa. Legislative District: No. 16, which covers eastern Maricopa County and northwestern Pinal County. Committee Assignments: Education (vice chairman); Government; Higher ...Read More »
Name: Ethan Orr Chamber: House of Representatives Party: Republican Profession: Executive director of Linkages of Arizona; adjunct professor at the University of Arizona and Pima College. Hometown: Tucson Legislative District: No. 9, which includes the north-central and northwest areas of ...Read More »
Lawmakers are questioning how Gov. Jan Brewer’s proposed tax on Arizona hospitals won’t turn out to be a hidden tax passed on to insurance providers and patients, and some hospital providers want to ensure the assessment won’t have a negative effect on medical services.Read More »