It was a bittersweet scene in the Arizona Legislature last night. The legislative session ended uncharacteristically early - the Legislature hasn't adjourned sine die in April since 2000 - but it also marked the end of the line for many lawmakers who are seeking other elected office or retiring.Read More »
Sen. Debbie Lesko is again trying to eliminate a tax mechanism that allows some Arizona school distr...
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...
Jay Tibshraeny, who is finishing his last term as a senator, is running for mayor of Chandler.Read More »
Civil rights leaders are urging organizations to cancel their conventions in Arizona. Baseball's Arizona Diamondbacks are encountering protesters on the road. And the AriZona iced tea company wants everyone to know that its drinks are made in New York.Read More »
Federal courts have rejected immigration laws in other states that aimed for results similar to those prescribed by Arizona’s S1070, but supporters of the Arizona law say they learned a lesson from those court cases and made sure to avoid repeating past mistakes.Read More »
The Arizona Legislature’s push to adjourn siné die began April 26 when Republican senators rejected a bill that was a top priority for House Speaker Kirk Adams.Read More »
The state is losing an icon and one of the last remaining cowboy legislators. Although Jack Brown's legacy in Arizona history has been cemented by his 36 years as a legislator, his departure will be bittersweet, as his effort to keep all state parks open fell by the wayside this year.Read More »
A national group of Latino clergy leaders filed the first lawsuit against S1070 on April 29, arguing that it infringes on the federal government's right to enforce illegal immigration laws and will lead to racial profiling against Hispanics.Read More »
Immigrant rights activists chanting "Boycott Arizona" have gathered outside Wrigley Field in Chicago as the Cubs open a four-game series against the Diamondbacks.Read More »
Colombian singer Shakira planned to visit Phoenix on Thursday over concerns that a sweeping new state law cracking down on illegal immigration will lead to racial profiling.Read More »
Immigrant groups from across the U.S. are planning acts of civil disobedience at the White House to demand immigration reform and protest a new anti-illegal immigration law in Arizona that they fear will lead to racial profiling.Read More »