Ah, Spring! It’s the time of year when ambitious legislators’ thoughts turn to leadership. And in a session that is quickly heading for completion, discussions are simmering about who is gearing up for the November caucus elections in the House of Representatives.Read More »
A committee made up of law enforcement and criminal defense officials, members of the media and lawm...
Just one day after the First Things First board formally opposed legislative leadership’s plan to sw...
Arizona is on track to collect revenues not seen since before the beginning of the Great Recession, ...
Education funding fever has gripped the Arizona Capitol, and just about everyone has a plan. Republi...
A member of the Tempe City Council is suing over a state law that prevents cities and towns from ban...
In response to education funding plans proposed by the governor and legislative Republicans, Democra...
Democrats in the Arizona Legislature are set to roll out a school funding plan to compete with propo...
The Democratic caucus will face significant change as its top two leaders are both leaving the House after this term.Read More »
A bill that aims to spur job growth through tax cuts to businesses and tax credits for companies that create new high-wage jobs has cleared one hurdle in the Senate, but its ultimate fate is still uncertain.Read More »
Sen. Rebecca Rios, an Apache Junction Democrat and the assistant minority leader, will likely succeed Sen. Jorge Garcia, the Democratic leader who is termed-out and is running for the Corporation Commission.Read More »
After losing a two-year, multimillion-dollar battle with voters and lawmakers, Arizona’s payday lenders are fighting for their lives.Read More »
A judge has denied the request for a jury trial made by an Arizona lawmaker ordered removed from office for violating the state's public campaign financing law.Read More »
Dozens of people rallying Wednesday at the State Capitol urged Gov. Jan Brewer to veto a bill that would require local law enforcement to assist in enforcing federal immigration law.Read More »
As the Arizona Legislature inches closer to passing Sen. Russell Pearce's immigration bill, some lawmakers want a couple more changes before it receives final approval.Read More »
Those opposing Sen. Russell Pearce's immigration crackdown bill listed their concerns April 13 on the Capitol lawn, just hours before the House is slated to debate and vote on the bill. The Arizona Interfaith Network, a group of local clergy, and the Arizona Employers for Immigration Reform (AZEIR) pointed out the problems they saw in the bill, highlighting the precarious position this puts law enforcement and local governments into, as well as the overall humanitarian rights trampling they see this bill promoting.Read More »
Arizona Capitol Times April 12 announced a media partnership with ABC-15 to provide live coverage of the Capitol on the television station's news programs.Read More »