After successfully defending seats in crucial races, Republicans today met behind closed doors to pick next year’s Senate leaders.Read More »
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...
After spending more than $325,000 on renovations in the past year, and abandoning plans to spend ano...
Arizona lawmakers won’t be receiving a pay increase, as Proposition 304, which would have increased lawmakers’ salary to $35,000 annually from $24,000, was soundly defeated.Read More »
Opponents of the targeted tax credits and incentives that have become increasingly popular at the Capitol are hoping the bankruptcy of a company that was slated to receive massive tax breaks under a 2014 bill will make lawmakers think twice in the future.Read More »
An attorney for state lawmakers made a last-ditch effort Friday to get a judge to reject a bid by schools for more than $1 billion in missed state aid, saying it's the only fair thing to do.Read More »
Although all 90 seats in the Arizona Legislature are up for election Nov. 4, in reality, the partisan makeup of the Legislature isn’t likely to change much. Only a handful of legislative races are actually competitive.Read More »
Former lawmaker David Burnell Smith, who narrowly lost a bid for the Arizona House of Representative in August, passed away at his Scottsdale home on Friday afternoon. According to Karla Carlock at Burnell Smith’s Scottsdale law office, the former Representative ...Read More »
One night in 2008, the Arizona Senate became the backdrop of a showdown over a referral to prohibit same-sex marriage — the same law that was struck down by a federal district court this month.Read More »
The grandiose rhetoric of Proposition 122 doesn’t match its actual language. The measure seeks to restrict the use of state resources to enforce federal laws deemed unconstitutional. But it appears to authorize lawmakers and voters to do only what can be done already.Read More »
With marriage licenses being issued to gay couples across the state, Republican lawmakers are already talking about ways to protect religious organizations and businesses from being forced to participate in gay marriages. And SB1062 is back on the forefront of some minds.Read More »
In November, voters will decide whether to increase lawmakers’ salaries to $35,000 a year from $24,000, based on a recommendation from the Commission on Salaries for Elective State Officers. It would be the first raise for state lawmakers since voters approved one in 1998.Read More »