Three proposals show the Republican-controlled Arizona Legislature's penchant for wagging its finger at the federal government is far from satisfied despite rebukes from federal courts on the state's efforts to control immigration reform and push the limits of abortion restrictions.Read More »
At the state Capitol, Republican Rep. Carl Seel isn’t always treated with deference by his colleague...
The group behind a vetoed religious freedom law intends to study Monday’s Supreme Court ruling as a ...
Do you think your state senator and two representatives are worth $35,000 a year? What about the oth...
For the first time in six years, Arizona voters may get a chance to approve higher salaries for legi...
When Republican Reps. T.J. Shope and Frank Pratt didn’t show up to a recent debate hosted by the Pin...
The Pima County Board of Supervisors will pick one of three nominees to fill an Arizona House vacancy.Read More »
An Arizona Senate panel advanced a bill that will allow a chicken in every backyard, despite the objections of Chandler city officials concerned with how modern neighborhoods will adjust to farm animals.Read More »
Arizona’s legislative sessions, which routinely run far past the 100-day mark, sometimes make a mockery of the term “part-time legislature,” and some of the state’s most influential business groups are looking to change that.Read More »
Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever lay dead in the driver’s seat of his wrecked pickup truck, his head turned away from the camera, his body slumped over toward the passenger’s side and his left arm bloody at the elbow. The shock of seeing the respected lawman dead sparked lawmakers to review what kinds of images should be considered public records.Read More »
Vacant political seats attract would-be politicians like manure attracts flies. Arizona lawmakers are stepping into a big pile of statutes governing how to deal with vacant seats with a pair of bills approved by a House committee last week.Read More »
The Child Advocate Response Examination team seconded Gov. Jan Brewer’s call for a separate child welfare agency in its report released today.Read More »
The Arizona Legislature fast-tracked a collection of spending bills through the Capitol this week, approving measures that provide funding for hiring new child safety caseworkers and funds to cover lawmakers’ legal expenses related to SB1070 subpoenas.Read More »
An Arizona Senate committee decided Jan. 27 to hold off on a proposal to legalize industrial hemp production until at least next week over concerns raised by state police that such a move could increase drug testing for criminal prosecutions.Read More »
Sen. Kelli Ward hopes to give Arizona students a reprieve from tests like AIMS, which for years prevented high school students from graduating without a passing grade.Read More »