The state is losing an icon and one of the last remaining cowboy legislators. Although Jack Brown's legacy in Arizona history has been cemented by his 36 years as a legislator, his departure will be bittersweet, as his effort to keep all state parks open fell by the wayside this year.Read More »
Democratic Rep. Ceci Velasquez dropped out of her re-election race in Legislative District 29 today ...
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House Democratic leadership is calling for Democratic Rep. Ceci Velasquez to resign after a state gr...
Calling the measure unconstitutional, a major union, state lawmakers and city council members are as...
A state grand jury has indicted a Democratic lawmaker on allegations she ripped off the state’s food...
With a growing segment of the country beginning to view addiction as a disease that needs treatment,...
In an informal opinion today, state Solicitor General John Lopez sidestepped questions posed by Trea...
A national group of Latino clergy leaders filed the first lawsuit against S1070 on April 29, arguing that it infringes on the federal government's right to enforce illegal immigration laws and will lead to racial profiling against Hispanics.Read More »
Immigrant rights activists chanting "Boycott Arizona" have gathered outside Wrigley Field in Chicago as the Cubs open a four-game series against the Diamondbacks.Read More »
Colombian singer Shakira planned to visit Phoenix on Thursday over concerns that a sweeping new state law cracking down on illegal immigration will lead to racial profiling.Read More »
Immigrant groups from across the U.S. are planning acts of civil disobedience at the White House to demand immigration reform and protest a new anti-illegal immigration law in Arizona that they fear will lead to racial profiling.Read More »
The Senate also passed former senator Jonathan Paton's bill, S10756, which changes the name of the Arizona State Boxing Commission to the Arizona State Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts Commission. The bill modifies rules governing mixed martial arts and allows the Commission to test contestants for drugs.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer has signed 63 bills this week, bringing the total number of bills signed into law this session to 209. She signed 20 bills today, 18 on Tuesday, and another 25 bills on Monday.Read More »
A citizen referendum could put Arizona's new illegal immigration law on hold for more than two years, depending on when its organizers turn in the required number of valid signatures. A group calling itself One Arizona filed paperwork with the Secretary of State's Office on April 28 to begin a petition drive to overturn S1070.Read More »
UPDATE: After voting on about two dozen measures, the Senate has taken a recess to allow lawmakers to have dinner.Read More »
Rep. Russ Jones and Sen. Russell Pearce, sponsor of S1070, negotiated 11th-hour changes to Arizona’s strict new immigration law. Key changes were made to Jones’ trailer bill, H2162, that clarified the definition of “lawful conduct” and prescribed guidelines for law enforcement. But not everyone is pleased with the amendments.Read More »