Five years after it became a political football in a gubernatorial race and four years after it was initially altered, the state’s Sept. 11 monument was once again the target of a Republican lawmaker with a personal connection to the terrorist attacks.Read More »
Democrats in Tempe and west Mesa nominated two state representatives and a local party leader as can...
A committee made up of law enforcement and criminal defense officials, members of the media and lawm...
Just one day after the First Things First board formally opposed legislative leadership’s plan to sw...
Arizona is on track to collect revenues not seen since before the beginning of the Great Recession, ...
Education funding fever has gripped the Arizona Capitol, and just about everyone has a plan. Republi...
A member of the Tempe City Council is suing over a state law that prevents cities and towns from ban...
In response to education funding plans proposed by the governor and legislative Republicans, Democra...
A bill approved by the Arizona Legislature would end the flat right that misdemeanor DUI defendants now have under state law to a jury trial for a first offense.Read More »
Fiscal hawks who took the reins of the state government this year promised a new era of conservatism and delivered where it mattered most — by drafting a spending plan that rejected gimmickry in favor of significant cuts to core government services.
But the aftershocks of 2010’s Republican tsunami were also felt elsewhere, and this Legislature’s Tea Party leanings became the refrain for the 2011 legislative session.
Despite a festering budget deficit, lawmakers have found a way to grant Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu’s request for funds for border-related immigration enforcement.Read More »
While the battles Wisconsin Republicans waged against their state’s teachers unions dominated news coverage in a made-for-television drama, their legislative counterparts in Arizona moved against government employees with far less fanfare.Read More »
A legislative economic panel, whose recommendations legislators typically use in forecasting how much cash the state will get, has downgraded its revenue forecast for next year.Read More »
Tea party supporters in Arizona could show off their affinity for the movement on their vehicles if Gov. Jan Brewer signs a bill sent to her Wednesday creating a special "Don't Tread On Me" license plate.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer's vetoes of a half-dozen bills sponsored by fellow Republicans are raising eyebrows, with some conservatives questioning whether she is still one of them.Read More »
Arizona lawmakers have approved a bill to recognize a Colt revolver as the state's official firearm.Read More »
A drug testing bill proposed as a response to Arizona voters' legalization of medical marijuana is headed to Gov. Jan Brewer.Read More »