The Arizona House skipped a planned vote on a bill that could derail plans by a southern Arizona Indian tribe to build a casino in suburban Phoenix.Read More »
The Arizona Department of Corrections is asking for another 2,500 private prison beds to address a s...
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...
A state lawmaker wants to create an institute that would recommend whether online courses offered by private companies meet state standards before public schools decide whether to use them.Read More »
The state agency that deals with environmental quality would be barred from enforcing any regional or state program that regulates greenhouse gas emissions under a measure that received committee approval in the Senate on March 15.Read More »
The Senate gaveled in and out of special session March 15 without any action on two budget measures that senators skipped voting on last week.Read More »
After accomplishing 10 of its 13 goals in 2009, the Center for Arizona Policy has a new set of priorities for this year's legislative session. Many of the bills have been passed by either the House or the Senate.Read More »
When Jan Brewer replaced Janet Napolitano as governor last year, socially conservative public policy groups such as the Center for Arizona Policy and the Arizona Catholic Conference began a streak of successes at the Capitol that would make any lobbyist envious.Read More »
The budget that was mostly approved by lawmakers on March 11 will cut $1.2 billion in state spending, but it includes a contingency plan that will reduce spending by almost double that amount if voters reject a sales tax increase that will be on the ballot May 18.Read More »
The Legislature passed 13 of the measures aimed at solving the state’s deficit in fiscal years 2010 and 2011, but Senate Republican leaders failed to muster the votes for the two remaining measures that would save the state about $350 million.Read More »
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 »
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 »