A system for tracking school expenditures and whether money spent on specific programs improves student performance would make schools more efficient and accountable, according to a group of business and education leaders.Read More »
It isn’t often that Republican Rep. Bob Thorpe of Flagstaff finds himself agreeing with the American...
Sen. Ed Ableser is resigning from the Arizona Senate at the end of September to lead a new anti-bull...
When news broke that more than seven months of court-ordered negotiations between education groups a...
An early childhood development program is back in the Legislature’s crosshairs, five years after law...
Prosecutors have agreed to drop an open container charge against a state representative as long as h...
Public officials cannot ban people outright from their buildings even if they have caused a disturba...
After spending more than $325,000 on renovations in the past year, and abandoning plans to spend ano...
Gov. Jan Brewer may call a special session to get legislative approval for a lawsuit challenging the health care bill passed by Congress.Read More »
A bill that creates tougher penalties for those who take advantage of child prostitutes is nearing the finish line, and social workers who call Phoenix a hub for child prostitution say it's about time.Read More »
A freshman Democratic legislator has been removed from a committee after clashing repeatedly with its Republican chairman since last year, a move the Democrat called an "abuse of power."Read More »
The Arizona Legislature is advancing a bill that would allow churches anywhere non-religious groups are permitted to operate, despite opposition from city officials who fear the bill would create a host of practical and legal problems.Read More »
The House March 23 gave preliminary approval to a trio of measures that would ask voters to lengthen legislative terms, temporarily suspend protections of some spending and give lawmakers control of billions of dollars of federal money.Read More »
The mayors of Tempe, Mesa, Gilbert and Chandler say years of bad planning by Arizona's government threatens the financial future of their cities and others around the state.Read More »
To hear Kris Mayes explain it, the super-heated debate over the use of solar energy and other renewable resources to help power the state has simmered down.Read More »
After about an hour of discussion, Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill that would exempt religious assemblies from registering as political committees despite advocating for specific political issues.Read More »
Sometimes, the party description next to a lawmaker’s name becomes the extra hand that helps push legislation forward – and that’s exactly what happened with a bill that would ban texting while driving.Read More »