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 »
Arizonans may get a chance to see who provided Gov. Jan Brewer some of the information for her book ...
The Arizona Legislature's budget analysts say a tax on electronic cigarettes could bring $6 million ...
When Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a bill earlier this year that would have authorized rideshare services s...
A wave of anti-Common Core lawmakers and officials now occupy key offices in Arizona, but it may not...
There’s a battle brewing over microbreweries. For Arizona’s two largest craft beer brewing compan...
House Speaker-elect David Gowan of Sierra Vista announced committee chairmanships for a total of 19 ...
Governor-elect Doug Ducey campaigned on the slogan “opportunity for all.” For some lawmakers, the bi...
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 »
With marriage licenses just starting to be issued to gay couples across the state, 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 many minds.Read More »
The Arizona Department of Revenue will delay the implementation of a key provision of Gov. Jan Brewer’s transaction privilege tax reform package because it cannot get a new electronic portal ready in time.Read More »
Senate President Andy Biggs and 26 other Republican lawmakers oppose passage of a $935 million bond to rebuild Maricopa Medical Center and improve the county’s public health system.Read More »
Richard Stavneak, director of the Joint Budget Legislative Committee, said the $1 billion budget gap in fiscal 2016 assumes that this year’s shortfall will be solved with one-time solutions.Read More »
A trial court judge ruled today that the state must begin resetting inflation adjustments for public schools right away, which will come at a cost of about $317 million for fiscal-year 2015.Read More »