Rep. Russ Jones and Sen. Russell Pearce, sponsor of S1070, negotiated 11th-hour changes to Arizona’s strict new immigration law. Key changes were made to Jones’ trailer bill, H2162, that clarified the definition of “lawful conduct” and prescribed guidelines for law enforcement. But not everyone is pleased with the amendments.Read More »
The Arizona Department of Corrections is asking for another 2,500 private prison beds to address a s...
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...
There is no shortage of people preparing legal challenges to Arizona's new landmark illegal immigration law, with a Latino rights group, the ACLU, Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon and even the federal government contemplating lawsuits.Read More »
Republican leaders are planning to end the legislative session by April 29, but it's not clear whether that will leave enough time to pass some GOP priority measures, including H2250, the "jobs bill" sponsored by House Speaker Kirk Adams.Read More »
Mexico's government is warning its citizens about travel to Arizona because of a tough new immigration law there.Read More »
Backed into a corner by Arizona's tough new immigration law, Democrats and Republicans alike find themselves grappling with a volatile issue neither party wanted to fight over just before important midterm congressional elections.Read More »
A bill that aims to spur economic growth through tax cuts and incentives to companies appears to be in big trouble in the Senate.Read More »
Fireworks are a staple of American history and are often considered as important to American culture as apple pie and baseball, according to an Arizona House member who has been trying for years to overturn the state's ban on fireworks.Read More »
Arizona Capitol Times reporter Luige Del Puerto discussed the fallout from Gov. Brewer's signing of S1070, Arizona's new immigration enforcement law, and explained changes to Arizona's kids' health care system.Read More »
The Arizona House of Representatives has voted to codify a "parents' bill of rights" in state law that allows children to be raised without government interference.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer has signed 147 bills into law so far this legislative session as of Monday. She’s chosen to exercise a veto only four times, or about 2.5 percent of the time.Read More »