The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to lift the requirement that Arizona and other states get federal pre-approval for election law changes could lead to an era of greater competitiveness in the Grand Canyon State’s rigidly partisan legislative districts.Read More »
The Arizona Department of Corrections is asking for another 2,500 private prison beds to address a s...
It isn’t often that Republican Rep. Bob Thorpe of Flagstaff finds himself agreeing with the American...
Sen. Ed Ableser is resigning from the Arizona Senate at the end of September to lead a new anti-bull...
When news broke that more than seven months of court-ordered negotiations between education groups a...
An early childhood development program is back in the Legislature’s crosshairs, five years after law...
Prosecutors have agreed to drop an open container charge against a state representative as long as h...
Public officials cannot ban people outright from their buildings even if they have caused a disturba...
A proposal from a newly elected Republican legislator to add the label “non-citizen” to licenses now being issued to Dreamers is drawing fire from on Democratic legislator as “another SB1070 waiting to happen.”Read More »
The Arizona Supreme Court ruled that 36 Republican lawmakers have standing to sue over Gov. Jan Brewer’s Medicaid expansion program, dealing a potentially crushing blow to one of Brewer’s signal accomplishments just days before she leaves office and threatening to take away health care from a quarter million people.Read More »
Rep. Mark Cardenas, D-Phoenix, hopes to convince colleagues to approve legalizing marijuana for recreational use by adults.Read More »
The Arizona Supreme Court on Wednesday will announce whether it will allow a lawsuit against Gov. Jan Brewer’s Medicaid expansion plan to move forward.Read More »
Who knew a Caucasian man would end up changing his name to Cesar Chavez and re-registering as a Democrat in the hopes of representing a heavily Latino congressional district? The weirdness of that story once again confirmed Arizona’s reputation as, well, the Wild West of state politics.Read More »
All 90 lawmakers kept their noses clean through the legislative session, marking 2014 as one of the rare years when a personal legal trouble didn’t become an issue at the Capitol.Read More »
The 2014 legislative session will forever be remembered as the year lawmakers attempted to approve a bill allowing religious-minded business owners to discriminate against gay people, landing Arizona in the national spotlight as much as the immigration measure, SB1070, previously did. But lawmakers debated dozens of other bills that made interesting headlines and many that flew below the radar. The Arizona Capitol Times takes a stroll down memory lane to recall some of the most attention-grabbing bills of 2014.Read More »
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in the Legislature’s lawsuit against the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission on March 2.Read More »
As one of his first acts as Speaker-elect, David Gowan is making some renovations to the “People’s Chamber.” Gowan has spent and accepted bids totaling more than $335,000 for a variety of renovations in the House, including a new coat of paint throughout the building, testing for asbestos and installing new carpet on the House floor and members’ lounge.Read More »