A bill giving married couples a tie-breaker preference over singles for state-arranged adoptions is near the finish line at the Arizona Legislature amid debate that centers on what's best for children.Read More »
The Senate advanced a proposal requiring presidential candidates to prove they are natural-born Americans before they can appear on the Arizona ballot — but minus its most controversial provisions.Read More »
The Legislature has fixed an error in one of the 13 bills that make up Republicans' previously approved budget-balancing package.Read More »
Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce says state lawmakers should be able to complete their 2010 regular session by the end of April.Read More »
Pro-life lawmakers looking to chip away at groups that help women get abortion services passed a bill Tuesday that essentially wipes away the ability to make tax-deductible contributions to organizations like Planned Parenthood Arizona.
Backers defended the legislation by saying Arizona law already prohibits the use of public funds for abortion. The bill, for them, reinforces this position.
A senior House Republican is working to revive one of the five immigration bills that the Senate killed last month.Read More »
Lawmakers have postponed a preliminary vote on a proposed requirement that President Barack Obama and other presidential candidates show their eligibility to run for the office by proving their citizenship.Read More »
Republicans in the House may soon be put in the sticky situation of having to choose between two conflicting principles that form the bedrock of their party’s views on personal liberty: property rights and gun rights.Read More »
Arizona House Democrats have a new whip. The House's minority chose Rep. Anna Tovar of Tolleson as their third-ranking leader.Read More »
Legislation requiring presidential candidates to submit proof of citizenship before appearing on the Arizona ballot is advancing in the Senate, though it has been stripped of its most controversial provision and has been substantially tweaked since the original version died in committee in February.Read More »