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 »
Phoenix police are recommending that state Sen. Scott Bundgaard be charged with assault in a case of alleged domestic violence involving an ex-girlfriend.Read More »
Legislation to levy a temporary tax increase on Arizona employers to repay borrowing for unemployment benefits is moving again at the Legislature after being stalled for nearly two months.Read More »
Thursday is a deadline day at the Legislature as most Arizona House and Senate committees finish considering bills.Read More »