Senate President Bob Burns helped hurry the passage of a bill, signed into law by Gov. Jan Brewer on May 7, which cuts ties between the State Compensation Fund and state government.Read More »
Rep. Sonny Borrelli is hoping to circumvent an obstructive committee chairman with a new plan to swe...
The House has given initial approval to a measure that would block voter-outreach groups from collec...
Republican lawmakers looking to increase Arizona's say in national elections have passed a measure t...
A state Senate committee voted 5 to 2 Thursday for a bill that Superintendent of Public Instruction ...
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Flanked by Senate President Andy Biggs, local officials and a coalition of various public safety gro...
State Treasurer Dean Martin predicted the state will continue issuing IOUs in the next fiscal year and said Arizona soon will have to reauthorize a $700 million line of credit with Bank of America.Read More »
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a bill requiring mortgage lenders to try to work with homeowners to avoid foreclosures.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer on May 11 signed a bill that prohibits public schools from teaching racially divisive courses, which takes aim at classes such at the Tucson Unified School District’s Raza Studies program.Read More »
In a surprise move, Gov. Jan Brewer on May 11 vetoed a proposal that aims to defy the federal government over the regulation of light bulbs.Read More »
Among other things, financial disclosure forms require lawmakers to list assets such as stocks, bonds, mutual funds and real property to identify potential conflicts of interest. Lawmakers also have to assign broad ranges of value to each asset. But estimating the maximum total value of a lawmaker’s holdings is impossible in many cases. The reason: The forms have an uppermost range of “more than $100,000,” and 49 of 90 lawmakers serving at the start of the 2010 session listed one or more assets in the highest range.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer said she will not approve corporate tax cuts after asking Arizonans to support a temporary sales tax increase, apparently closing the door on the cuts sought by conservative lawmakers and the business community.Read More »
Senate President Bob Burns, who was first elected as a lawmaker in 1988, is retiring from the Legislature.Read More »
Crippling budget cuts to Arizona State Parks have forced the agency to close parks or seek a temporary patchwork of funding to keep others open. But it's unclear how long that will last. A bipartisan report concluded the entire system is crumbling before our eyes and is on the verge of collapse.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer acted on about two dozen bills on May 10, signing most of them into law.Read More »