A plan to cut $800 million next fiscal year from state programs providing health care would cost tens of thousands of jobs, and the losses would extend far beyond those in the health care field, business leaders said Feb. 24.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 Senate panel has approved a bill that would prohibit local governments from enforcing stricter rules on firearms ownership than what's written in state law.Read More »
The Legislature will stop all committee hearings March 1 to allow lawmakers to focus all their attention on the multibillion-dollar state budget deficit.Read More »
A sweeping illegal immigration bill is set for debate on the House floor after receiving approval from a committee along a party-line vote Feb. 24.Read More »
Sen. Russell Pearce failed to get two of his priority measures out of committee during the final week to hear Senate bills in the Senate.Read More »
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge on Feb. 17 said he stopped significant provisions of abortion restrictions from taking effect because they would have burdened patients and abortion providers.Read More »
Teachers who gathered at the Arizona Capitol last year to protest budget cuts wouldn’t be able to do so again unless they took a vacation day under a bill approved by a House committee Feb. 23.Read More »
A House panel has approved a bill that would require schools to annually report how many illegal immigrants are enrolled and how much it costs to educate them.Read More »
TUCSON - Republican officials are looking for candidates to replace former District 30 Sen. Jonathan Paton who resigned from office Feb. 22. Paton is running against incumbent Democratic U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.Read More »
Arizona voters will know the impact of their decision when they cast ballots in a May 18 special election on a proposed temporary sales tax increase to help balance the next state budget, Republican legislative leaders said Feb. 22.Read More »