Democratic lawmakers today castigated the Republican-led Legislature and Gov. Jan Brewer for what the minority party characterized as a disastrous budget plan and an abandonment of government programs Arizonans care about.Read More »
The House Ethics Committee will meet March 13 to consider an ethics complaint against Tucson Democrat Daniel Patterson after an ex-girlfriend claimed he physically assaulted her.Read More »
A court appearance for what could be a plea agreement in a yet-to-be-filed criminal case has been scheduled for a former state representative who suddenly resigned from the Legislature recently. The docket for the U.S. District Court in Phoenix lists a Wednesday hearing for an initial appearance, arraignment and change of plea for Tolleson Democrat Richard Miranda.Read More »
A lawmaker’s attempt to have Arizonans decide whether to revive the voter–approved Heritage Fund is stalled in the House.Read More »
The Arizona Legislature is considering HB2789, which significantly increases government regulation by requiring every rule the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) makes that affects “public service corporations” (a.k.a. utilities) go before the full House, the Senate and the governor for approval ...Read More »
A Tucson legislator is facing four counts of misdemeanor domestic violence stemming from a Feb. 24 physical altercation with an ex-girlfriend, even though his attorney says the Arizona Constitution prevents the lawmaker from being charged.
However, a Phoenix attorney says Rep. Daniel Patterson has no such protections under the Constitution.
Senators on Thursday narrowly approved a proposal that more comprehensively defines bullying and also requires charter schools to adopt anti-bullying policies.Read More »
The Senate today rebuffed a proposal to require online retailing giant Amazon.com to collect taxes on products it sells to Arizona residents. The measure, SB1338, was defeated by a vote of 8 to 20.Read More »
Arizona lawmakers are considering legislation to ensure the state is spending the same amount of money per student at each of its three public universities.Read More »
The House Appropriations Committee unanimously agreed to give more money to the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, but it hasn’t settled on an amount as Republicans continue to raise questions over how the remapping panel is spending its money.Read More »