Ed Bunch is one of the few completely unencumbered Arizona senators. He hasn't been at the Capitol long enough to feel the full weight of special interest groups bearing down on him. He made it clear that he would step down from the District 7 seat after filling in the rest of Jim Waring's term.Read More »
State lawmakers are moving HB2485 to require the state to buy computer programs for English learners...
State elections officials believe there’s enough merit to allegations that Sen. Rick Murphy violated...
A bill expanding the scope of Arizona’s trespassing laws is drawing comparison to efforts in 2010 to...
Arizona lawmakers want to exempt autopsy photos from the Arizona public records laws, so the House o...
A measure asking voters every eight years to reconsider ballot measures that require spending money ...
A precedent established by the U.S. Supreme Court in the 1980s does not bode well for Clean Elections supporters who are hoping to keep matching funds in place until after this year's elections.Read More »
It took cunning and persistence to outmaneuver one of the most powerful Republicans in the Arizona Legislature, but, so far, Sen. Ken Cheuvront seems to have pulled it off.Read More »
Sen. Jonathan Paton is trying to bring a British practice known as "question time" to the Arizona Capitol to help break down the barrier between government leaders and the public and allow voters to have an inside look at what state politicians are doing.Read More »
The Arizona Senate is trying to go paperless, which means relying on laptops instead of printed documents during debates and votes on the floor.Read More »
A House committee unanimously approved legislation that would carve out a lesser crime for men who unknowingly solicit child prostitutes, while still retaining tougher penalties for those who knowingly pay children for sex.Read More »
Social conservatives say Arizona should stand up for marriage by making it take longer to untie the knot. A Senate committee on Feb. 17 approved a bill to triple to 180 days the state's current 60-day period that courts must wait before considering a divorce request.Read More »
Dr. Zuhdi Jasser isn't reluctant to speak his mind about oil barons he believes to be financiers of terrorism. He does so through the group he founded, the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, and its Web site.Read More »
Ethnic studies were first brought to Superintendent Tom Horne's attention in April 2006 when a former girlfriend of Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta, said "Republicans hate Latinos" while speaking at an assembly at a Tucson high school.Read More »
An effort to finance a new Spring Training stadium in Mesa for the Chicago Cubs through surcharges on rental cars and baseball tickets cleared its first hurdle today and won approval from a House panel, despite opposition from every other baseball team in the Cactus League and Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig.Read More »