The Senate gave preliminary approval on March 5 to a bill that would use Arizona’s Medical Marijuana Fund to discourage the recreational use of the drug.Read More »
House Speaker-elect David Gowan of Sierra Vista announced committee chairmanships for a total of 19 ...
Governor-elect Doug Ducey campaigned on the slogan “opportunity for all.” For some lawmakers, the bi...
The fact that politics may have been involved in drawing legislative lines is no reason to declare t...
The successful gubernatorial candidate who promised to balance the budget without tax hikes or borro...
The powerful Appropriations Committee of the Arizona House is getting a new chairman. Term limits...
As Arizona Democrats engage in a round of post-election soul searching after their 2014 drubbing, so...
Lawmakers get a fresh start in budget negotiations come January, when the next legislative session k...
A bill that would clarify and clean up last year’s campaign finance law overhaul hit a snag after an unexpected about-face by legislative Democrats.Read More »
Legislation is rarely killed on the House or Senate floor. By the time a bill has run the gauntlet through committees, caucuses and debate from the Committee of the Whole, and finally reaches an official floor vote, its passage is almost guaranteed.Read More »
Top aides to Gov. Jan Brewer sought and got proponents of a “religious liberty” bill to make changes to SB1062 more than a month before she vetoed the measure.Read More »
State lawmakers are moving HB2485 to require the state to buy computer programs for English learners with specifications that were crafted in detail by a company selling the software.Read More »
State elections officials believe there’s enough merit to allegations that Sen. Rick Murphy violated campaign finance laws that a complaint against the Peoria Republican will be forwarded to the attorney general on Monday.Read More »
A bill expanding the scope of Arizona’s trespassing laws is drawing comparison to efforts in 2010 to make illegal immigrants’ presence in Arizona a violation of state law as a part of SB1070.Read More »
Arizona lawmakers want to exempt autopsy photos from the Arizona public records laws, so the House of Representatives approved a bill March 5 stating photos of the dead taken by county medical examiners cannot be released to the public or media without a judge’s approval.Read More »
A measure asking voters every eight years to reconsider ballot measures that require spending money was approved March 5 by the House of Representatives.Read More »
The Arizona House of Representatives on March 5 approved a bill that would place restrictions on where people can ask for spare change, and outlaw “aggressive panhandling.”Read More »