Details of the Republican budget plan given to majority party lawmakers this week show they and Gov. Jan Brewer aim to close a nearly $2.7 billion budget gap with more than $1.1 billion in cuts and wholesale elimination of a number of state programs.Read More »
Away from the media limelight, another political race is shaping up that will have tremendous reperc...
The new Department of Child Services is asking for an additional $27.6 million for fiscal year 2016 ...
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is declaring a statewide emergency because of flooding from major storms tha...
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Four months after the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, lawmakers banned at least ...
Republican leaders from Legislative District 6 and GOP officials have settled on a candidate to repl...
A Navajo County sheriff’s official says an autopsy has confirmed that Arizona state Sen. Chester Cra...
Another attempt to ban texting while driving faltered during a Senate debate on March 2. Senators were split on the issue - literally.Read More »
State court judges would have a tighter screen to use when deciding expert testimony that juries hear in civil cases under a bill approved 20-8 by the Arizona Senate, sending the measure to the House.Read More »
For the second year in a row, the Arizona Senate on March 2 shot down an attempt to ban texting while driving amid concerns about imposing too much government regulation.Read More »
Amie Oetter said she teaches her two sons, ages 10 and 12, more than the education staples of math, science and reading. For example, Oetter has been teaching them Greek, Latin and Spanish since they were each in first grade, she said.Read More »
Lawmakers are tossing around a budget plan that would shutter the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections, put counties in charge of incarcerating juveniles and shift some of the cost to municipalities.Read More »
Senate President Bob Burns is working on legislation to cap the state's ability to create new debt, but he said he hasn't worked out all the details.Read More »
Senators crossed party lines on March 1 to pass a measure that repeals term limits for legislators. Now moving to the House for approval, SCR1007 would nullify the constitutional provision that restricts legislators from serving more than four consecutive two-year terms in the same office.Read More »
From gutting Clean Elections to creating a lieutenant governor, Arizona senators made a big push March 1 to complete work on bills that had yet to be transmitted to the House.Read More »
The Arizona Senate passed a referendum that would ban human cloning in Arizona, despite opposition from lawmakers who said the bill is a waste of time because it addresses an imaginary problem.Read More »