State education leaders will scrounge to find $5 million to make up the difference between the estimated cost of a new achievement test and the dollars the Legislature appropriated for it.Read More »
A solar demand charge from SRP and a Senate bill aimed at adding requirements to solar leases both m...
Last week’s deadline to hear bills in chamber-of-origin committees was the single biggest hurdle for...
The slide in the percentage of education funds that ends up in Arizona classrooms appears to have st...
Constitutional issues stalled legislation that aims to update Arizona laws regulating microbrewerie...
State lawmakers are moving to let Arizonans fly off on vacation to New York, Hawaii or even just to ...
Action from yesterday’s legislative session included passage of bills creating a separate set of ani...
A Cronkite News review of all bills introduced this legislative session found that those authored by...
Guns and Ammo Magazine didn’t name Arizona the best place to live for gun owners for nothing. Republican lawmakers have consistently deregulated gun ownership, making it possible to have more people carrying guns in more places with less training. That all adds up to some of the most relaxed gun laws in the country, which the magazine cited when putting out its 2013 analysis of state gun laws.Read More »
Arizona Department of Education lobbyists inaccurately testified before legislative committees about funding for students in a program that provides public money for private education, according to an Arizona Department of Education memo issued today.Read More »
A deal brokered between veterans supporting medical marijuana research and Sen. Kimberly Yee appears to have broken down.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer will have to decide if a three-wheel motorcycle should require a motorcycle license to operate, and whether party-goers can continue to drink and peddle on “party bikes.”Read More »
Not content to deal with domestic issues, the Arizona House has gone on record as saying the entire West Bank belongs to Israel and the 650,000 Jews who have settled there since the 1967 war “reside there legitimately.’’Read More »
Eight Republicans helped to reject a bill Thursday that would have sharply expanded a program that uses public money to send students to private schools.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a bill that would have banned “aggressive” panhandling, saying it is unclear what statewide problem the legislation was meant to address and that the issue is best left to local government.Read More »
The state House on Thursday gave final approval to legislation designed to pave the way for a five-year lifetime limit on Medicaid benefits.Read More »
Republican Sen. David Farnsworth’s bill to allow a chicken in every backyard captured the imagination of Arizonans and was one of the most talked-about bills of the legislative session.Read More »