Citing God and their religious faith, state senators voted along partisan lines today to allow state health inspectors to walk into abortion clinics unannounced. The bill, already approved by the House, now goes to Gov. Jan Brewer.Read More »
As one of his first acts as Speaker-elect, David Gowan is making some renovations to the “People’s C...
Try to change Arizona’s budget-making process, and you’re bound to bruise a few egos. Sen.-elect ...
In light of devastating projections of a $1.5 billion budget shortfall in the current and next fisca...
An Arizona Department of Public Safety officer reported finding more liquor than coffee in Rep. Albe...
Prosecutors dropped charges against Republican Rep. Bob Robson of Chandler for allegedly stealing a ...
Hoping to bring some free market principles to the prison industry, Sen.-elect John Kavanagh wants t...
Soon-to-be-freshmen representatives swarmed the halls of the state House on Dec. 8 and 9 for a two-d...
Arizona has improved its transparency on government spending but has a lot of work to do when it comes to providing information on tax credits for businesses, an advocacy group reported Tuesday.Read More »
Lawmakers gave final approval to two economic development bills, including one that is a top priority of Gov. Jan Brewer.Read More »
Three weeks after the Senate surprised the Capitol community by unilaterally moving forward with a bare bones budget proposal, Republicans in the House and Senate came to an agreement on a spending plan they hope the governor will accept.Read More »
Senate President Andy Biggs is prepared to move forward with the budget compromise pitched on April 3 by the House and Gov. Jan Brewer if the Senate has enough votes for the $9.2 billion fiscal 2015 spending plan to clear the chamber.Read More »
Veterans backing a study of medical marijuana’s role in helping soldiers cope with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder will seek a recall of Sen. Kimberly Yee, who they say is single-handedly blocking a bill to fund the research.Read More »
A victims’ rights bill pushed by Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery would raise up to $1 million a year and benefit a nonprofit run by influential Republican operative Steve Twist.Read More »
The Arizona Legislature has spent the last three weeks battling over next year's $9 billion-plus budget and before that was immersed in a heated national debate over religious freedoms and gay rights. But many other issues remain on the Legislature's plate.Read More »
Two Phoenix City Council members at a special legislative hearing on police-involved shootings blamed an uptick in those cases on low police staffing levels and the lack of respect youths have for police officers.Read More »
Besides the budget, what’s left for Arizona lawmakers to do this year? Well, almost everything. From big issues such as income tax reform, to niche ideas like allowing backyard chickens in neighborhoods throughout the state, the Legislature set out with an ambitious agenda.Read More »