A House panel overwhelmingly rejected changing to how student counts are determined for public school funding, saying daily attendance averages wouldn't properly reflect how many students are enrolled in school.Read More »
A plan to overhaul the state's woefully underfunded pension plan for public safety workers is nearin...
As police are increasingly recording interactions with alleged lawbreakers and victims, lawmakers ar...
Democratic Sen. Carlyle Begay is now a Republican. The Ganado lawmaker announced Monday morning his...
A massive personnel reform package pushed through the Legislature by Brewer in 2012 dramatically shi...
Democratic Sen. Carlyle Begay is widely expected to announce Monday he is switching parties, a move ...
Jason Fitzpatrick is the man behind the cameras that have filmed official action at the Capitol for ...
A top state House Republican is moving to have the state speed up tax breaks for the insurance indus...
Legislation aimed at giving county sheriffs and other county officers full control over their budgets failed to get the nod of a Senate panel on Feb. 10.Read More »
A former U.S. Army Green Beret serving in the Arizona Legislature is itching for a fight with the federal government over national regulations he says infringes on the rights and liberties of states and citizens.Read More »
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has appointed a Scottsdale man to the Arizona Senate.Read More »
Requiring local governments to post records of all financial transactions online would make officials better stewards of the public's money, a state lawmaker contends.Read More »
Voters approved a constitutional amendment in 2004 to require a dedicated funding stream for voter-approved programs. Now lawmakers want the same requirement at the municipal level.Read More »
The House today narrowly approved a bill that would close about half of the current year's budget deficit through borrowing.Read More »
Sen. Richard Miranda, a Democrat from Tolleson, will run for the House this year. Miranda cannot seek re-election to the 30-person chamber because he has reached his term limit.Read More »
Rep. Ed Ableser, a Tempe Democrat, wants Congress to urge the NCAA to adopt a college football playoff system. Sen. Jack W. Harper, a Surprise Republican, wants to proclaim that Arizona has no intention of providing assistance to the controversial community-organizing group ACORN. Rep. Chad Campbell, a Phoenix Democrat, wants federal laws aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions.Read More »
So far, lawmakers and the Governor's Office have avoided conjuring the greatest fear of local governments - changing the formula that determines who gets what from the collective pot of money they all share.Read More »