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 her quest to reform the state’s public safety pension system, Sen. Debbie Lesko has been credited...
Republican lawmakers are hoping to go to the ballot box to settle a dispute over whether the Citizen...
The Arizona House has passed a proposal overhauling the state's badly underfunded public safety work...
Calling Israel “one of our greatest allies,” a House panel voted Wednesday to stop doing business wi...
The No. 3 Republican in the state House lashed out Wednesday at a plan to revamp the pension funds f...
Pulling apart what was a carefully crafted deal, a House panel voted Tuesday night to open up a much...
A bill to provide health insurance for thousands of Arizona children cleared a hurdle Tuesday as law...
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 »
A superior court judge heard arguments this morning in the appeal of a Republican legislator who was ordered to be removed from office last year after it was determined he violated public campaign finance rules.Read More »
When politicians and police across the country want to crack down on illegal immigration, they often reach out to the same man: a little-known Kansas attorney with an Ivy League education who is the architect behind Arizona's and many of the nation's most controversial immigration laws.Read More »
While the term illegal immigration often evokes images of people eluding authorities at the border, a large share of those in the country illegally are people who came on tourist, student and work visas and simply stayed.Read More »