The sponsor of a bill that would vastly expand the state's school voucher program introduced an amendment Monday that would make it even bigger by allowing students from most Arizona schools to enroll.Read More »
House Speaker-elect David Gowan of Sierra Vista announced committee chairmanships for a total of 19 ...
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Two bills aimed at getting dangerous mentally ill people off the street have passed their respective chambers. One addresses violent offenders being released because they cannot be restored to competency. The other allows a police officer to take a person who is a danger to himself or others into custody for a mental evaluation based on the observations of witnesses or the officer’s own observations.Read More »
The Arizona House of Representatives is set to debate a plan to commit $500,000 in state funds to create a memorial site honoring the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots who died in the Yarnell Hill Fire last year.Read More »
A change of heart for three key Arizona Republicans led to the passage of a bill that grants tax breaks to property owners who lease space to churches.Read More »
Ignoring a virtually certain lawsuit, the state House voted Feb. 27 to let health officials conduct unannounced inspections at abortion clinics.Read More »
Hundreds of bills were left for dead in the House and Senate in February as some lawmakers failed to meet a crucial deadline to advance their legislative priorities in a timely manner.Read More »
Citing a need to protect government against the costs of excessive public records requests by citizens, lawmakers gave preliminary approval to a bill that would increase the cost of obtaining public records that take government employees more than eight hours to compile and redact.Read More »
The Arizona House will debate a bill allowing surprise inspections at abortion clinics that is being pushed by an anti-abortion group.Read More »
The hype and rhetoric on both sides of SB1062 now awaiting action by Gov. Jan Brewer may disguise the fact that the measure does far less than some have suggested. First, despite a key example cited by proponents, the legislation affects neither the rights of gays nor the rights of businesses to refuse service to gays.Read More »
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio threw his support today behind opponents of two bills moving through the Legislature that would, among other things, hand investigative powers to the Arizona Department of Agriculture in livestock abuse cases.Read More »