State lawmakers took the first steps Tuesday to immunize the Land Department from mistakes and negligence that result in forest fires -- even if that means destroyed homes and dead firefighters.Read More »
Although all 90 seats in the Arizona Legislature are up for election Nov. 4, in reality, the partisa...
Former lawmaker David Burnell Smith, who narrowly lost a bid for the Arizona House of Representative...
One night in 2008, the Arizona Senate became the backdrop of a showdown over a referral to prohibit ...
The grandiose rhetoric of Proposition 122 doesn’t match its actual language. The measure seeks to...
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 House of Representatives will try for a third day to reach a budget agreement following talks that failed to conclude with a final deal.Read More »
Dissident Republicans met off and on all day behind closed doors in their bid to have the nearly $9.2 billion spending plan approved last week by the Senate expanded to deal with their own priorities. At least part of that includes additional spending for the new Division of Child Welfare, created by Gov. Jan Brewer to replace the troubled Child Protective Services.Read More »
MEXICO CITY — Mention Arizona and many Mexicans grimace. It's still widely viewed here as the most anti-Mexico state in the U.S., even if the tough anti-migrant law behind that perception has been largely voided. But Arizona's leaders are logging lots of miles to put a new face on their home state.Read More »
House Republican leaders late Monday gave up trying to corral the votes for a new budget, at least for now. House Speaker Andy Tobin stopped debate in the middle of a bill when it became clear he lacked the necessary votes for the spending plan.Read More »
The House Appropriations Committee today approved a package of House budget bills that were amended to directly mirror the spending proposal approved by the Senate last week.Read More »
Maricopa County Supervisors unanimously voted to appoint longtime Phoenix Democrat Norma Muñoz to the LD27 House seat vacated by former Rep. Ruben Gallego, who left office to seek a congressional nomination.Read More »
Proponents of a bill that would bar employees from suing for damages over bad-faith denials of workers’ compensation claims headed off a contentious fight, at least for now, by putting the proposal on hold for the remainder of the 2014 session.Read More »
Large manufacturers that produce their own renewable energy may soon save some money on their taxes, as long as they are willing to make a major investment.Read More »
Lawmakers have tabled language granting investigators with the Office of Child Welfare Investigations police powers in a limited scope.Read More »