Rep. Regina Cobb is hoping the elusive goal of radically simplifying the way contractors pay sales tax will be within reach during the 2016 session.Read More »
The budget framework approved by legislative leadership and Gov. Doug Ducey appears to give a green ...
An Arizona House committee in the middle of the night approved a package of budget bills and seemed ...
Republican lawmakers agreed Thursday to ask voters to increase the state's minimum wage -- but in a ...
Solar and utilities dropped all plans for three ballot measures and instead decided to begin settlem...
Gov. Doug Ducey is looking to maintain the status quo in the in the face of a proposed policy change...
A Senate committee on Wednesday advanced a package of budget bills that outline a $9.58 billion spen...
Republican lawmakers are moving to use state funds to help privately run charter schools borrow mone...
Lawmakers have been summoned to the Capitol Monday and Tuesday to be briefed on a deal on K-12 funding in advance of a special session later in the week.Read More »
In the face of a massive push from the governor and GOP legislative leaders for a special session to increase education funding, some conservative Republicans are pushing back, saying the funding proposals contain no metrics to gauge if the additional money actually improves education outcomes.Read More »
More than 150 children on Indian reservations across Arizona were given the opportunity this year to leave their failing schools for better performing ones.Read More »
Although he was removed from office in a historic recall election in 2011, former Senate President Russell Pearce is still trying to influence his former colleagues - and is doing so from his official county email account at his new job at the Maricopa County Treasurer’s Office.Read More »
Democrats in Tempe and west Mesa nominated two state representatives and a local party leader as candidates to fill a vacant Senate seat.Read More »
A committee made up of law enforcement and criminal defense officials, members of the media and lawmakers had its first meeting on Oct. 7. It mulled over the issue of police body cameras in preparation for legislation Sen. John Kavanagh expects will be introduced next year.Read More »
Just one day after the First Things First board formally opposed legislative leadership’s plan to sweep some of its funding for K-12 education, Senate President Andy Biggs called for an audit of the early childhood development and health program.Read More »
Arizona is on track to collect revenues not seen since before the beginning of the Great Recession, according to a forecast by group of economists advising state policymakers.Read More »
Education funding fever has gripped the Arizona Capitol, and just about everyone has a plan. Republicans spent the week huddling in small groups to discuss the House speaker and Senate president’s four-point education funding plan, while Democrats stood outside the Capitol buildings doing TV interviews to announce and rally public support for their own education funding proposal.Read More »