When politicians and police across the country want to crack down on illegal immigration, they often reach out to the same man: a little-known Kansas attorney with an Ivy League education who is the architect behind Arizona's and many of the nation's most controversial immigration laws.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...
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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...
While the term illegal immigration often evokes images of people eluding authorities at the border, a large share of those in the country illegally are people who came on tourist, student and work visas and simply stayed.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer signed more than two dozen bills on May 6, and she continues to hunker down and evaluate measures that the Legislature sent her.Read More »
Arizona's public schools will get letter grades as the labels used on school achievement profiles under legislation signed into law by Gov. Jan Brewer.Read More »
Of the 352 bills approved by lawmakers in the 2010 regular session, nearly 40 percent of them got their final thumbs-up during the two-day sprint toward sine die that saw lawmakers work late into the night in order to wrap up the year’s work.Read More »
Arizona Capitol Times reporter Jim Small discusses Arizona’s new immigration laws and the legislative wrap with ABC 15.Read More »
From health care to light bulbs, details on the battleground issues that Arizona's lawmakers want to scrap over.Read More »
It's not just about immigration. Arizona Republicans have been itching for a fight with the feds over everything from gun regulations to light bulb manufacturing. By passing laws intended to put new limits on federal authority, the Legislature is likely to get exactly what it wanted - a no-holds-barred brawl over states' rights.Read More »
photos by Ryan Cook.Read More »
This year’s legislative session already has been called one of the most significant in state history, but as usual, many measures that grabbed headlines during the past 109 days failed to make the final cut.Read More »