Senate President Bob Burns has reduced the size of the Senate Appropriations Committee to 9 from 11 members, removing Sen. John Huppenthal and Sen. Albert Hale. Huppenthal, a Chandler Republican, was appointed temporarily to the committee last year to replace Sen. Pamela Gorman. He requested to be removed for the 2010 session.Read More »
Jockeying for Senate leadership positions has begun, and one incumbent member of the Republican’s le...
Arizona high schoolers who can’t name at least one branch of government, define the United States as...
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The new Department of Child Services is asking for an additional $27.6 million for fiscal year 2016 ...
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Senate President Bob Burns wants Republicans and Democrats to simultaneously craft budget plans with the idea of combining them at a later date.Read More »
Democrats blasted Gov. Jan Brewer’s State of the State speech as campaign posturing, while Republicans said there is no choice but to follow up on some of the ideas she outlined.Read More »
In her first State of the State address, Gov. Jan Brewer lamented the problems facing Arizona, expressed hope for the future it may realize, chided those who have stood in her way and took swipes at those who may do so in the future, both in the Legislature and on the campaign trail.Read More »
Today is the start of the 2010 regular legislative session and Gov. Jan Brewer's state of the state speech. We'll provide real-time updates from the floor.Read More »
A pair of bills designed to upend the Arizona Corporation Commission's requirement on renewable energy could force a court battle over whether the Legislature has the power to tinker with the commission's decisions.Read More »
Arizona's gun laws are already among the most permissive in the nation, but that's not good enough for gun-rights advocates who are taking aim at restrictions on who may carry guns, where they may carry them and when they may use them to shoot people.Read More »
Everyone at the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry's annual legislative luncheon agreed: Arizona's budget needs to be the top priority, and the state needs to change its course.Read More »
Republican lawmakers unveiled a plan to change Arizona's economic course, calling for major shifts in tax policy - including tax cuts - and creation of tools to lure high-wage businesses to the state.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer has issued an executive order that aims to continue Arizona's participation in a multi-state agreement to reduce greenhouse gas and carbon emissions.Read More »