A Senate committee dealt the payday loan industry what might be a fatal blow, rejecting a bill to save the short-term lenders and finishing the job voters started in 2008.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...
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The Pima County Board of Supervisors has selected Ted Vogt to fill a vacancy in the Arizona House of Representatives.Read More »
The payday loan industry is getting another chance to keep its doors open in Arizona. The Senate Appropriations Committee today will hear a proposed striker amendment on H2370 that would essentially revive a bill that Rep. Andy Tobin withdrew in January due to a lack of support. The bill would implement new regulations on payday lenders and allow the businesses to continue operating past a July 1 sunset date.Read More »
The Arizona House skipped a planned vote on a bill that could derail plans by a southern Arizona Indian tribe to build a casino in suburban Phoenix.Read More »
A state lawmaker wants to create an institute that would recommend whether online courses offered by private companies meet state standards before public schools decide whether to use them.Read More »
The state agency that deals with environmental quality would be barred from enforcing any regional or state program that regulates greenhouse gas emissions under a measure that received committee approval in the Senate on March 15.Read More »
The Senate gaveled in and out of special session March 15 without any action on two budget measures that senators skipped voting on last week.Read More »
After accomplishing 10 of its 13 goals in 2009, the Center for Arizona Policy has a new set of priorities for this year's legislative session. Many of the bills have been passed by either the House or the Senate.Read More »
When Jan Brewer replaced Janet Napolitano as governor last year, socially conservative public policy groups such as the Center for Arizona Policy and the Arizona Catholic Conference began a streak of successes at the Capitol that would make any lobbyist envious.Read More »
The budget that was mostly approved by lawmakers on March 11 will cut $1.2 billion in state spending, but it includes a contingency plan that will reduce spending by almost double that amount if voters reject a sales tax increase that will be on the ballot May 18.Read More »