Lawmakers may find themselves back at the Capitol for another budget round if voters in November knock down a proposal to eliminate an early childhood development program and take its money, and sweep funds reserved for preserving Arizona's open spaces.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...
This was not the way Ted Vogt imagined his final semester of law school. It began normally enough, with classes and a clerkship and the inevitable plans to take the Bar exam and line up employment after graduation.Read More »
Attorney General Terry Goddard weighed in on Proposition 100 for the first time, saying he cannot support the temporary sales tax increase without an assurance from Gov. Jan Brewer that she will veto a tax cuts package being considered in the Legislature.Read More »
Legislation that aims to ensure the Chicago Cubs continue to call Mesa home for spring training baseball was stripped of its controversial provisions today and approved by the Arizona House of Representatives, though work on the matter is far from done.Read More »
A House measure that aims to spur economic growth through incentives and tax cuts has been assigned to a Senate committee controlled by that chamber's highest-ranked lawmaker. But that doesn't mean it's going to advance anytime soon.Read More »
With a few strokes of her pen, Gov. Jan Brewer approved massive cuts to health care funding and money the state gives to hospitals that treat large numbers of the poor and uninsured. While the move will be felt statewide, its most acute effect could be in the rural reaches of the state.Read More »
Unmarried Arizonans on March 17 urged senators to reject a bill that would give preference to married couples in adoption cases, but a Senate panel voted to advance the measure after arguing about the definition of family values.Read More »
Arizona lawmakers are hopping mad at a Southern Arizona Indian tribe that is planning a casino and resort near Glendale and are pushing legislation aimed at allowing the city to annex the proposed site without the consent of the tribe.Read More »
A sweeping immigration enforcement bill that would require police officers to enforce federal immigration laws and make all illegal immigrants criminal trespassers was slated to be voted on in the House today, but the effort stalled when Republican support started to slip.Read More »
Roadside sales of puppies and turtles would be banned statewide under a proposal that easily cleared a House panel.Read More »