Republican lawmakers have approved parts of a budget plan negotiated with the governor, but they did not consider a tax-increase component that may be the lynchpin of the deal.Read More »
Eight Republicans helped to reject a bill Thursday that would have sharply expanded a program that u...
Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a bill that would have banned “aggressive” panhandling, saying it is unclear ...
The state House on Thursday gave final approval to legislation designed to pave the way for a five-y...
Republican Sen. David Farnsworth’s bill to allow a chicken in every backyard captured the imaginatio...
Up to 120,000 more youngsters living in low-income neighborhoods could soon qualify for taxpayer fun...
The proposal for a flat individual income-tax rate is not going anywhere, one of its supporters in the Senate said.Read More »
The Senate Rules Committee finally approved a measure to allow voters to decide whether to increase the state sales tax by 1 cent.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer met with House Republican leadership and a revolving door of Democrats in a two-hour meeting this afternoon as she tried to find the votes needed to send a temporary sales-tax increase to the ballot in November.Read More »
With a shutdown of all non-essential state services only hours away, Republican leaders are still wondering where they will find support among the rank-and-file for a compromise budget agreement reached last week with the governor. “We’re still a few votes ...Read More »
The Senate Rules Committee has voted down a measure that would allow voters to decide whether to increase the state sales tax by 1 cent, while passing all 11 other budget bills.Read More »
The failure of the main budget bill in the Senate Appropriations Committee on June 29 signaled larger problems ahead for the state budget agreement reached last week by legislative leaders and the governor.Read More »
School districts across the state could increase in-class spending using money generated from Internet advertisements if lawmakers in the Senate were to approve a measure that was first heard in committee more than four months ago.Read More »
A bill amended to help fund research into childhood diseases is headed for the 9th Floor after the House approved the measure in a 39-12 vote June 26. The bill, S1017, expands the list of special license plates to include a "childhood cancer research plate."Read More »
Despite a series of setbacks and holdups that delayed passage of a budget deal on Saturday, June 27, Gov. Jan Brewer’s office downplayed concerns that the hard-fought compromise she reached with legislative leaders was in jeopardy because it did not have enough votes to pass.Read More »