Nine Arizona State University students were arrested today as a crowd of about 100 people gathered at the Capitol to protest a polarizing anti-illegal-immigration bill, which is now just Gov. Jan Brewer's signature away from becoming state law.Read More »
For only the second time in 12 years, a legislative leader declined to sit down with the Arizona Cap...
House Minority Leader Eric Meyer came to the Capitol eight years ago almost as a fluke. In 2008, ano...
After 14 years as a state legislator, Senate President Andy Biggs won’t be returning to the Capitol ...
In Sen. Katie Hobbs’ second full session as minority leader of Senate Democrats, she had fewer votes...
Twenty lawmakers didn’t miss a single vote this year – far fewer than last year’s 35 who had perfect...
Gov. Doug Ducey has finished acting on all the bills lawmakers sent him this year – and the legislat...
At least a handful of the 1,361 bills introduced in Arizona this year match bills introduced in othe...
The Legislature has decided to give Arizona residents the option to donate more of their income to the state each tax cycle, even though many lawmakers say the whole thing is a waste of time.Read More »
A U.S. Senate committee will hold a hearing Tuesday morning in Washington that will focus on the government's plans for securing the Southwest border and the potential for spillover violence from Mexico's drug war.Read More »
An Arizona House committee is scheduled to consider a measure asking voters whether to increase the state's debt limit while requiring voter approval for debts backed by tax dollars.Read More »
In the final moments before passing a sweeping immigration overhaul, Sen. Russell Pearce, a Republican from Mesa, made some predictions about his bill, S1070. "We'll have less crime. We'll have lower taxes. We'll have safer neighborhoods. We'll have shorter lines in the emergency rooms. We'll have smaller classrooms," the Mesa Republican said on the Senate floor on April 19.Read More »
The Legislature passed on April 19 a bill that would prohibit consultants from requiring payment up-front in foreclosure cases, one of several measures aimed at helping homeowners worst hit by the housing slump.Read More »
The Arizona Legislature is advancing a bill that would require local government entities to create their own websites showing detailed information on revenues and expenditures.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer on April 16 signed 25 bills, including legislation allowing most Arizonans to carry concealed weapons without permits, and a bill creating a one-year pilot program for the Department of Public Safety to use motion-detecting seismic sensors in rural areas where illegal immigration and cross-border drug trafficking are prevalent.Read More »
The House today gave preliminary approval to a bill that will require presidential candidates to prove their citizenship before their names can appear on an Arizona ballot. The provision, which came in the form of a floor amendment to a ...Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer has made it known to lawmakers that she wants them to delay a host of corporate tax cuts until 2013 when her temporary tax increase would expire, though she stopped short of saying she would veto the bill sponsored by House Speaker Kirk Adams.Read More »