Saying the issues surrounding law enforcement body cameras should be left up to local police chiefs and county sheriffs, a study committee examining concepts for possible legislation about body cameras voted down more than a dozen different proposals.Read More »
Thwarted in earlier attempts, Republican supporters of a program to provide health insurance to the ...
State lawmakers voted on May 5 to make the ability of nearly 80,000 people to continue to get food s...
The Arizona House rejected a bill Wednesday that would stiffen sentences for immigrants in the count...
Largely along party lines, Arizona lawmakers approved a roughly $9.6 billion budget shortly after mi...
Businesses in the state's two largest counties could soon find themselves escaping a cost -- at the ...
The Senate passed legislation May 3 that will end a year-long court battle between the State Board o...
A bill that would give developers more power to issue municipal bonds and levy taxes to pay for publ...
After a contentious hearing that lasted more than five hours Monday, the Senate and House’s health committees approved a proposal to expand the scope of practice of advanced practice nurses and allow them to have, in specific instances, the same privileges as physicians.Read More »
Advanced practice nurses, who typically have graduate degrees and additional training, are gearing up for a fight to further expand the scope of their practice.Read More »
With the 2016 legislative session just a month away, Sen. Kelli Ward will resign her seat to focus full-time on her Republican primary challenge to U.S. Sen. John McCain.Read More »
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey will be the keynote speaker at the opening day of a meeting of pro-business lawmakers from across the nation.Read More »
A plan to overhaul the state's woefully underfunded pension plan for public safety workers is nearing completion after months of meetings between lawmakers, pension officials, firefighter and police unions and cities, towns and other public agencies that pay into the system.Read More »
As police are increasingly recording interactions with alleged lawbreakers and victims, lawmakers are considering whether body camera video should be treated differently from other public records.Read More »
Democratic Sen. Carlyle Begay is now a Republican. The Ganado lawmaker announced Monday morning his switch to the Republican Party, a move he said is an extension of his independent streak at the Arizona Capitol. But Democrats categorized the move as no surprise for a lawmaker who often bucked his party to vote in favor of Republican-led bills.Read More »
A massive personnel reform package pushed through the Legislature by Brewer in 2012 dramatically shifted the balance of power between the state and its employees. The law made most new employees at-large, or “uncovered,” and required covered employees to give up their merit protection in order to receive promotions or raises. Covered employees were offered bonuses to entice them to switch to uncovered status.Read More »
Democratic Sen. Carlyle Begay is widely expected to announce Monday he is switching parties, a move that ups the Republican Party’s already healthy advantage in the Senate.Read More »