Arizona’s new immigration law may have been aimed at deporting as many illegal immigrants as possible, but an ironic side effect will allow more undocumented residents to apply for temporary work visas and permanent U.S. citizenship, according to research by the Arizona Capitol Times.Read More »
It isn’t often that Republican Rep. Bob Thorpe of Flagstaff finds himself agreeing with the American...
Sen. Ed Ableser is resigning from the Arizona Senate at the end of September to lead a new anti-bull...
When news broke that more than seven months of court-ordered negotiations between education groups a...
An early childhood development program is back in the Legislature’s crosshairs, five years after law...
Prosecutors have agreed to drop an open container charge against a state representative as long as h...
Public officials cannot ban people outright from their buildings even if they have caused a disturba...
After spending more than $325,000 on renovations in the past year, and abandoning plans to spend ano...
The Austin City Council has voted to cut business and travel ties with Arizona to protest the state's new law targeting illegal immigrants.Read More »
After a flurry of action in the final weeks of the legislative session, Gov. Jan Brewer wound up signing a total of 338 bills while vetoing 14.Read More »
Senate President Bob Burns helped hurry the passage of a bill, signed into law by Gov. Jan Brewer on May 7, which cuts ties between the State Compensation Fund and state government.Read More »
State Treasurer Dean Martin predicted the state will continue issuing IOUs in the next fiscal year and said Arizona soon will have to reauthorize a $700 million line of credit with Bank of America.Read More »
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a bill requiring mortgage lenders to try to work with homeowners to avoid foreclosures.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer on May 11 signed a bill that prohibits public schools from teaching racially divisive courses, which takes aim at classes such at the Tucson Unified School District’s Raza Studies program.Read More »
In a surprise move, Gov. Jan Brewer on May 11 vetoed a proposal that aims to defy the federal government over the regulation of light bulbs.Read More »
Among other things, financial disclosure forms require lawmakers to list assets such as stocks, bonds, mutual funds and real property to identify potential conflicts of interest. Lawmakers also have to assign broad ranges of value to each asset. But estimating the maximum total value of a lawmaker’s holdings is impossible in many cases. The reason: The forms have an uppermost range of “more than $100,000,” and 49 of 90 lawmakers serving at the start of the 2010 session listed one or more assets in the highest range.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer said she will not approve corporate tax cuts after asking Arizonans to support a temporary sales tax increase, apparently closing the door on the cuts sought by conservative lawmakers and the business community.Read More »