The Senate has hired a former TV executive as its new communications adviser. Mike Philipsen replaced Laura Devany, who joined the Senate during the tenure of former Senate President Tim Bee.Read More »
The Arizona Department of Corrections is asking for another 2,500 private prison beds to address a s...
It isn’t often that Republican Rep. Bob Thorpe of Flagstaff finds himself agreeing with the American...
Sen. Ed Ableser is resigning from the Arizona Senate at the end of September to lead a new anti-bull...
When news broke that more than seven months of court-ordered negotiations between education groups a...
An early childhood development program is back in the Legislature’s crosshairs, five years after law...
Prosecutors have agreed to drop an open container charge against a state representative as long as h...
Public officials cannot ban people outright from their buildings even if they have caused a disturba...
Two-dozen people who came to the Capitol Jan. 25 to oppose a bill that would allow payday lenders to continue doing business in Arizona left without saying a word. The bill didn’t last long enough in committee for them to testify.Read More »
A handful of bills aimed at easing restrictions on weapons were approved by a Senate committee on Jan. 25. One of the bills, S1021, would justify deadly force if a person shoots someone who is threatening physical violence. Last year, ...Read More »
A House panel on Jan. 25 forwarded a measure to the floor aimed at spurring job growth through incentives to large corporations and tax cuts, where it is scheduled to be debated by the entire body.Read More »
Sen. Pamela Gorman, who represented District 6 in the Senate since 2007, has resigned her seat to run for Congress.Read More »
Rep. Jerry Weiers is fed up with fellow lawmakers who skip floor votes. His solution: Dock their pay and list their names on the Web.Read More »
Lawmakers are not the only ones who are prone to explain why they didn't like a bill but approve it anyway.Read More »
Political insiders said voters are naïve to object to the practice of a lawmaker voting for a bill that he or she actually opposes.Read More »
Last year, Sen. Jack Harper gave his word that he would vote for a bill to restrict notary publics from notarizing documents that would present a conflict of interest. He made good on his promise by voting for it in committee. But when the bill failed there, Harper said he was relieved that it didn't pass. The situation illustrates the fact that lawmakers sometimes vote for measures they don’t necessarily like.Read More »
The end appears near for speed cameras on Arizona highways. The biggest question is which method will be used to get rid of them. So far, lawmakers have introduced three measures to repeal the statutes that allow the photo-enforcement system. Another bill doesn't exactly repeal photo enforcement, but it would render the system useless.Read More »