It's not just about immigration. Arizona Republicans have been itching for a fight with the feds over everything from gun regulations to light bulb manufacturing. By passing laws intended to put new limits on federal authority, the Legislature is likely to get exactly what it wanted - a no-holds-barred brawl over states' rights.Read More »
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This year’s legislative session already has been called one of the most significant in state history, but as usual, many measures that grabbed headlines during the past 109 days failed to make the final cut.Read More »
While supporters of Arizona’s immigration law have said repeatedly that it will allow police officers to check the immigration status of people during the enforcement of other crimes, the law actually gives police much broader enforcement power, according to legal experts and representatives of the law enforcement community.Read More »
It was a bittersweet scene in the Arizona Legislature last night. The legislative session ended uncharacteristically early - the Legislature hasn't adjourned sine die in April since 2000 - but it also marked the end of the line for many lawmakers who are seeking other elected office or retiring.Read More »
Jay Tibshraeny, who is finishing his last term as a senator, is running for mayor of Chandler.Read More »
Civil rights leaders are urging organizations to cancel their conventions in Arizona. Baseball's Arizona Diamondbacks are encountering protesters on the road. And the AriZona iced tea company wants everyone to know that its drinks are made in New York.Read More »
Federal courts have rejected immigration laws in other states that aimed for results similar to those prescribed by Arizona’s S1070, but supporters of the Arizona law say they learned a lesson from those court cases and made sure to avoid repeating past mistakes.Read More »
The Arizona Legislature’s push to adjourn siné die began April 26 when Republican senators rejected a bill that was a top priority for House Speaker Kirk Adams.Read More »
The state is losing an icon and one of the last remaining cowboy legislators. Although Jack Brown's legacy in Arizona history has been cemented by his 36 years as a legislator, his departure will be bittersweet, as his effort to keep all state parks open fell by the wayside this year.Read More »