Despite objections from fiscally conservative legislators, the Senate approved on Monday a measure that would allow businesses that meet certain requirements to pay a lower property tax.Read More »
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has vetoed a bill to allow guns to be carried on public rights of way on public university and community college campuses.Read More »
The Senate beat the sine die clock on Monday to pass legislation that contains major changes to the state’s pension systems.
The measure, which backers said would head off a collapse of the public pension programs, advanced on a party-line vote, 21-9.
The Legislature is likely to wrap up its work on Tuesday, Senate President Russell Pearce indicated today.Read More »
Call it the ultimate going-home bill: House Speaker Kirk Adams is making an eleventh-hour push to win support for a series of reforms to the state pension programs before the legislative session ends.Read More »
As near-daily revelations pour out of the Fiesta Bowl investigation, allegations that lawmakers benefitted from the besmirched bowl game’s largesse may come back to haunt their campaigns.
Among the allegations in a 276-page report — the result of an investigation commissioned by the Fiesta Bowl board of directors — were claims that bowl lobbyists illegally gave football tickets to legislators. In subsequent days, it was learned that Fiesta Bowl trips and gifts that are perfectly legal weren’t listed on many of the lawmakers’ financial disclosure forms.
As stunning as the Fiesta Bowl revelations were in Arizona, the scandal would have been far more severe for the lawmakers involved had it been the Orange Bowl or Sugar Bowl.Read More »
A bill to reform the state's pension systems passed the House today, a major victory for House Speaker Kirk Adams.Read More »
The Arizona House has approved a gun-rights bill that would generally let people take guns into government buildings without armed guards and metal detectors.Read More »
The proposal to require presidential candidates to prove they are natural-born American citizens before their names can appear on the Arizona ballot inched closer to the finish line on Tuesday, when the Senate approved it in a party-line vote.Read More »