A group of Arizona retailers called on Gov. Jan Brewer this week to support legislation that would tax their online competitors, but the lawmaker trying to help broker the deal says the future of the “Amazon bill” is still unclear. The so-called brick-and-mortar retailers want online companies that have a physical presence in the state to be taxed at the same level they are.Read More »
State lawmakers sent Gov. Jan Brewer a bill that ensures money for toll roads is collected. Arizona does not have toll roads, but it may in the future as some state lawmakers have suggested. Three years ago, lawmakers approved a bill authorizing public-private partnerships to help build state infrastructure. Toll roads are one of the possible projects.Read More »
An embattled Tucson lawmaker facing expulsion will have no greater access to the House of Representatives than the reporters covering the sordid saga of Rep. Daniel Patterson.
But the leading Democrat in the House says that’s not good enough.
The top Democrat in the House of Representatives, who is leading the charge to have embattled Rep. Daniel Patterson ousted from office, is married to the sister of Patterson’s assistant – and he is seeking to have the woman removed from Patterson’s office out of fear for her safety.Read More »
Rep. John Fillmore isn’t backing down from a potentially tough race with Sen. Rich Crandall, who announced Monday that he will move to Fillmore’s district to seek re-election to the Senate.Read More »
Senators Tuesday approved legislation to allow companies to self-audit and keep the information “privileged” when they discover violations of environmental laws. That information, if it is contained in a self-audit, also can’t also be used as evidence in a civil or administrative proceeding.Read More »
Sen. Don Shooter, a Yuma Republican, will be moving to a neighboring legislative district to avoid running for reelection in a Democratic-leaning area.Read More »
Senators today passed legislation to prohibit young drivers from texting or surfing the internet on their cell phones while driving. The Senate already approved a similar measure back in January, but that legislation got stuck in a House panel.Read More »
Some lawmakers have begun bringing firearms to the state Capitol, citing a growing fear of Rep. Daniel Patterson, whose alleged hostile outbursts and erratic behavior were detailed in an investigative report on Monday.Read More »
Senate President Steve Pierce doesn’t think legislation allowing employers with religious objection to deny contraception coverage to workers will return for a second vote. Pierce previously indicated he was willing to cast the required 16th “yes” vote to pass the bill last week if supporters could get 15 senators to support the bill.Read More »