The House on April 1 gave final approval to HB2407, which demands strict compliance with constitutional and statutory requirements for referendum and recall efforts – or else a judge may toss out the voter-driven effort.Read More »
In her quest to reform the state’s public safety pension system, Sen. Debbie Lesko has been credited...
Republican lawmakers are hoping to go to the ballot box to settle a dispute over whether the Citizen...
The Arizona House has passed a proposal overhauling the state's badly underfunded public safety work...
Calling Israel “one of our greatest allies,” a House panel voted Wednesday to stop doing business wi...
The No. 3 Republican in the state House lashed out Wednesday at a plan to revamp the pension funds f...
Pulling apart what was a carefully crafted deal, a House panel voted Tuesday night to open up a much...
A bill to provide health insurance for thousands of Arizona children cleared a hurdle Tuesday as law...
Senate Bill 1241 by Republican Rep. Warren Petersen of Gilbert would ban counties, cities and towns from banning or charging fees for returning containers such as plastic bags or Styrofoam boxes. It also blocks cities and towns from requiring business owners from measuring or reporting energy usage.Read More »
Senate Bill 1332 is designed to give children on reservations more school choice. It is backed by the Center for Arizona Policy, a social-conservative group that is a powerful lobbying voice at the Capitol.Read More »
The Legislature has passed a bill to reopen the Mining and Mineral Museum that closed in 2011. Senate Bill 1200 by Republican Sen. Gail Griffin of Hereford transfers the stewardship of the museum from the Arizona Historical Society to the Arizona Geological Survey.Read More »
A bill designed to prevent future fights over who controls employees of the state Board of Education died Wednesday in the Arizona House after conservatives revolted against what they saw as a weakening of the state school superintendent's power.Read More »
Arizona Republican legislators advanced several election-related bills Wednesday that Democrats say would limit voter participation and open the doors to heavier spending to influence elections by deep-pocketed donors.Read More »
Gov. Doug Ducey vetoed a bill Wednesday that would have made Arizona the third state behind Utah and Oklahoma to recognize gold and silver as legal tender.Read More »
Gov. Doug Ducey signed two bills Wednesday that prevent aggressive panhandling. Republican Sen. John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills, said the bills are an attempt to limit fear and apprehension surrounding panhandling.Read More »
Western states need to band together to get the federal government to relinquish control of lands in Arizona and elsewhere, a Utah legislator told a group of Arizona lawmakers Wednesday morning.Read More »
Arizona Senate President Andy Biggs said he wants to end the 2015 legislative session by Thursday — a target that would make it the shortest session in nearly 50 years.Read More »