After eight years fighting – usually unsuccessfully – against Republican-backed policies and budgets, House Minority Leader Eric Meyer is heading into his final year in the House hoping Democrats will fare better.Read More »
At least a handful of the 1,361 bills introduced in Arizona this year match bills introduced in othe...
As prescription pain relievers increasingly fuel addictions around the country, Arizona is moving to...
Gov. Doug Ducey put the finishing touches on the 2016 legislative session Thursday by signing the la...
Deputy Pima County Attorney Kathleen Mayer finally, after seven years of trying, got a bill passed t...
Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation today to kill the ability of cities to keep pet stores from selli...
Responding to concerns of unnecessary intrusion, Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation Wednesday to pre...
Sometime this summer, police will have a new excuse to pull you over. Gov. Doug Ducey signed legisla...
Senate Minority Leader Katie Hobbs heads into the 2016 Legislative session at even more of a disadvantage than usual.Read More »
When House Speaker David Gowan first came to the Legislature in 2009, the state budget was more than $3 billion in the hole. Seven years later, as Gowan prepares to enter his final year at the Capitol, the budget is nearly balanced and the state has a surplus and money in the rainy day fund.Read More »
The Legislature is back in session, and lawmakers have already filed more than 350 bills. That number will swell to more than 1,000 in the coming weeks, as members of the House and Senate begin the rush to push their bills through both chambers, and up to the governor’s desk.Read More »
Despite rosier-than-expected revenue collections and projections, top Republican lawmakers have all warned against the dangers of increasing state spending.Read More »
Gov. Doug Ducey called on lawmakers Jan. 11 to send him legislation allowing state agencies to wipe out unnecessary regulations that restrain job creation.Read More »
A veteran state lawmaker is moving to allow some people to be armed with everything from guns and knives to baseball bats and chemical Mace on college and university campuses.Read More »
A Senate committee advanced legislation that would preempt efforts in Phoenix to create a city photo-identification card over protests from Phoenix residents, who labeled the effort an anti-immigrant bill in the vein of SB1070.Read More »
Arizona's House of Representatives passed its first measure of the session which bars so-called "revenge porn" with unusual swiftness Wednesday.Read More »
Two state lawmakers are pushing to make it more difficult for some people to get medical marijuana. And both measures may be illegal.Read More »