All or parts of four prison complexes are among a dozen state properties on a shortened list of facilities being proposed for sale-leaseback refinancing to help balance Arizona's state budget.Read More »
The budget deal struck between Republican legislative leaders in both chambers and Gov. Doug Ducey l...
Arizona legislators advanced a budget deal struck by Senate and House leaders and Gov. Doug Ducey, b...
The Arizona House passed a bill Wednesday that allows payday lenders to offer a new product with mor...
Republican leaders in the Legislature plan quick action on a budget deal hammered out with Gov. Doug...
Gov. Doug Ducey is defending a budget proposal that would take more money from Arizona's universitie...
Speeding just a little bit over the limit might soon result in just a slap on the wrist. On a 40-...
Today’s legislative session included the House moving measures forward outlawing "revenge porn"; all...
A conservative advocacy group's report card on how Arizona lawmakers uphold its definition of liberty rates every Republican ahead of every Democrat in both houses of the Legislature.Read More »
TUCSON - "Life's too short for beige," Steve Farley said, standing in his backyard looking at the color palette he's painted his home: sandy peach, Easter-egg turquoise and a rich purple. But what stands out the most also happens to be what Farley does for a living: hundreds of painted ceramic tiles on the back of his house together form a two-story saguaro cactus in shades of green and gray.Read More »
A joint legislative panel approved a recommendation on Nov. 9 to extend the Department of Health Services, which was the subject of a sunset review, for another decade. That was the easy part.Read More »
An administrative law judge has rejected Rep. Doug Quelland’s appeal of a decision by the Citizens Clean Elections Commission to force the lawmaker from office.Read More »
Sen. Al Melvin, a Tucson Republican, disclosed Nov. 9 that he has been undergoing treatment for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Melvin said the disease is not interfering with his work and he expects a full recovery. Melvin, in fact, has been holding hearings on energy and water during the past several weeks. He said he was lucky it was detected early.Read More »
An administrative law judge is expected to issue a ruling by Nov. 10 on a May decision by the Citizens Clean Elections Commission to order the ouster of District 10 Rep. Doug Quelland.Read More »
More than 160 new laws took effect on Sept. 30, the general effective date for legislation passed during the 2009 regular session. Many of the laws are technical changes to existing law. Others have more far-reaching impacts on the daily lives of Arizona residents.Read More »
Republican legislative leaders have reached a deal with Gov. Jan Brewer to erase a portion of the estimated $2 billion budget deficit in a special session later this month, including about $300 million in spending cuts. The plan, if carried out, would eliminate a fraction of the overall deficit, and a $1.4 billion shortfall would remain.Read More »
We've all heard it: Jan Brewer is toast. She can't get along with Republican lawmakers. She hasn't solved the budget deficit. She's despised by her own party - and by Democrats, too, her critics charge.Read More »