Republican lawmakers hoped to have a budget plan approved by March 4, but were apparently unable to cobble together the support needed to paper over $3.4 billion in deficit.Read More »
The Attorney General last week asked the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to moot the state’s appea...
As current Speaker of the House David Gowan and former Speaker Andy Tobin stood on the steps of the ...
Come Friday, you’ll be able to escape speeding tickets twice as often, sell junk food to raise money...
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled upheld the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission’s authority to ...
In 10 cases so far, prosecutors have been unable to file charges under Arizona statutes targeting “r...
Small charter school networks were saved from massive spending cuts today by a formal opinion of Att...
Azerbaijan Connection: Arizona lawmakers pass resolutions putting themselves in the middle of international conflict
Since 2012, the small Middle Eastern country of Azerbaijan has invited hundreds of state lawmakers f...
Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that corporations and labor unions can spend freely on political campaigns, Arizona has a simple choice - create new regulations to monitor that type of spending, or run the risk of an entire election cycle being dominated by millions of dollars worth of anonymous advertising.Read More »
Senate President Bob Burns said he will propose a ballot measure to cap the state's ability to take on new debt. First, he wants to remove the debt limitation in the Arizona Constitution, which is $350,000. That limit has been in place since the state's founding in 1912.Read More »
No legislation is ever dead - not while lawmakers are in session. The dictum proved true on March 4, when a Republican senator from Tucson managed to revive a bill that would ban texting while driving.Read More »
The Senate passed bills on March 3 that would ban the use of taxpayer money for abortion insurance, require the disclosure of the health risks associated with donating a human egg, and penalize the destruction of human embryos in non-therapeutic research.Read More »
The state House passed a bill March 3 that would establish a committee to examine the most cost efficient and effective ways for local governments to publish legal notices as required by statute.Read More »
Senate President Bob Burns has picked a new chairman of the Judiciary Committee. Burns on March 3 appointed Senate Majority Leader Chuck Gray to head the committee. Gray chaired the committee prior to his selection as majority leader about two years ago.Read More »
Details of the Republican budget plan given to majority party lawmakers this week show they and Gov. Jan Brewer aim to close a nearly $2.7 billion budget gap with more than $1.1 billion in cuts and wholesale elimination of a number of state programs.Read More »
Another attempt to ban texting while driving faltered during a Senate debate on March 2. Senators were split on the issue - literally.Read More »
State court judges would have a tighter screen to use when deciding expert testimony that juries hear in civil cases under a bill approved 20-8 by the Arizona Senate, sending the measure to the House.Read More »