Republican lawmakers hoped to have a budget plan approved by March 4, but were apparently unable to cobble together the support needed to paper over $3.4 billion in deficit.Read More »
A liberal public advocacy group is suing to block a 2016 ballot measure that will ask voters to make...
Arizona lawmakers thought they were doing police a favor when they passed a measure that would keep ...
The Arizona Legislature is pushing two bills expanding where stores can sell liquor while making it ...
Speeders and frequent fliers can rejoice after a House panel early Thursday morning approved an omni...
Sen. Sylvia Allen, R-Snowflake, on Wednesday explained – but would not apologize – for a comment mad...
The Arizona House has joined the Senate in passing a bill shielding the names of lottery winners for...
A House committee has approved a bill allotting more than $1 million to implement a pilot program to...
Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that corporations and labor unions can spend freely on political campaigns, Arizona has a simple choice - create new regulations to monitor that type of spending, or run the risk of an entire election cycle being dominated by millions of dollars worth of anonymous advertising.Read More »
Senate President Bob Burns said he will propose a ballot measure to cap the state's ability to take on new debt. First, he wants to remove the debt limitation in the Arizona Constitution, which is $350,000. That limit has been in place since the state's founding in 1912.Read More »
No legislation is ever dead - not while lawmakers are in session. The dictum proved true on March 4, when a Republican senator from Tucson managed to revive a bill that would ban texting while driving.Read More »
The Senate passed bills on March 3 that would ban the use of taxpayer money for abortion insurance, require the disclosure of the health risks associated with donating a human egg, and penalize the destruction of human embryos in non-therapeutic research.Read More »
The state House passed a bill March 3 that would establish a committee to examine the most cost efficient and effective ways for local governments to publish legal notices as required by statute.Read More »
Senate President Bob Burns has picked a new chairman of the Judiciary Committee. Burns on March 3 appointed Senate Majority Leader Chuck Gray to head the committee. Gray chaired the committee prior to his selection as majority leader about two years ago.Read More »
Details of the Republican budget plan given to majority party lawmakers this week show they and Gov. Jan Brewer aim to close a nearly $2.7 billion budget gap with more than $1.1 billion in cuts and wholesale elimination of a number of state programs.Read More »
Another attempt to ban texting while driving faltered during a Senate debate on March 2. Senators were split on the issue - literally.Read More »
State court judges would have a tighter screen to use when deciding expert testimony that juries hear in civil cases under a bill approved 20-8 by the Arizona Senate, sending the measure to the House.Read More »