The Arizona Senate is scheduled to vote today (March 22) on a bill that would make it illegal in Arizona to text while driving. A vote on the texting bill was scheduled last week but the sponsor says he had it postponed because of tension among senators over the budget and payday loan legislation.Read More »
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The Arizona Senate is scheduled to vote today (March 22) on a bill to strengthen reporting requirements on abortions.Read More »
During her first 13 months on the Ninth Floor, Gov. Jan Brewer said repeatedly that it would be devastating to balance the budget by shortchanging the public school system, and she has opposed - and even vetoed - legislation that would have led to massive reductions in education funding.Read More »
In its last action to shore up the staggering state deficit, Arizona lawmakers decided to ask voters to dismantle a program aimed at expanding education and health services for children.Read More »
Lawmakers may find themselves back at the Capitol for another budget round if voters in November knock down a proposal to eliminate an early childhood development program and take its money, and sweep funds reserved for preserving Arizona's open spaces.Read More »
This was not the way Ted Vogt imagined his final semester of law school. It began normally enough, with classes and a clerkship and the inevitable plans to take the Bar exam and line up employment after graduation.Read More »
Attorney General Terry Goddard weighed in on Proposition 100 for the first time, saying he cannot support the temporary sales tax increase without an assurance from Gov. Jan Brewer that she will veto a tax cuts package being considered in the Legislature.Read More »
Legislation that aims to ensure the Chicago Cubs continue to call Mesa home for spring training baseball was stripped of its controversial provisions today and approved by the Arizona House of Representatives, though work on the matter is far from done.Read More »
A House measure that aims to spur economic growth through incentives and tax cuts has been assigned to a Senate committee controlled by that chamber's highest-ranked lawmaker. But that doesn't mean it's going to advance anytime soon.Read More »
With a few strokes of her pen, Gov. Jan Brewer approved massive cuts to health care funding and money the state gives to hospitals that treat large numbers of the poor and uninsured. While the move will be felt statewide, its most acute effect could be in the rural reaches of the state.Read More »