The Arizona Corporation Commission decided three years ago that homebuilders should pay the cost of extending power lines to new houses, but some lawmakers now want to go back to the way things used to be and force utility companies to foot the bill.Read More »
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The Arizona Senate’s unilateral decision to adjourn left numerous bills for dead, including a measur...
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The system that allows Arizona residents to use government money to campaign for political office is teetering after a federal judge ruled earlier this year that a major component of the scheme is unconstitutional. Many powerful special interest groups, nonetheless, are hoping to deliver the knockout blow at the ballot box this fall, rather than wait for it to collapse on its own.Read More »
The House passed all 15 budget measures in the special session. The Senate, however, was unable to pass two of the bills.Read More »
The latest plan to address the state's budget deficit would sweep a fund that helps law enforcement patrol Arizona's waterways, something that two local officials say would endanger boaters.Read More »
Republican leaders and Gov. Jan Brewer have struck a deal that will allow the Department of Juvenile Corrections to remain in place for the next year instead of shuttering the agency and shifting responsibility to counties.Read More »
The special session continues today as lawmakers try to hammer out a deal on a budget plan that would eliminate the $700 million deficit remaining in the fiscal 2010 budget and another $2.6 billion deficit in the fiscal 2011 budget. Lawmakers hope to vote on the bills today.Read More »
Senate President Bob Burns' plan to rehabilitate the state from its addiction to borrowing has been approved at the committee level.Read More »
The state Senate passed two bills March 8 intended to curb abuse in family and intimate relationships by expanding the list of crimes that qualify as domestic violence.Read More »
The Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections would close in March 2011 under the Legislature's plan to shift the cost of incarcerating juveniles to counties.Read More »