Burton Barr had a hand in virtually every major piece of legislation that passed through the Arizona House of Representatives during the 20 years he held sway as the indomitable, tireless majority leader.Read More »
A plan to overhaul the state's woefully underfunded pension plan for public safety workers is nearin...
As police are increasingly recording interactions with alleged lawbreakers and victims, lawmakers ar...
Democratic Sen. Carlyle Begay is now a Republican. The Ganado lawmaker announced Monday morning his...
A massive personnel reform package pushed through the Legislature by Brewer in 2012 dramatically shi...
Democratic Sen. Carlyle Begay is widely expected to announce Monday he is switching parties, a move ...
Jason Fitzpatrick is the man behind the cameras that have filmed official action at the Capitol for ...
A top state House Republican is moving to have the state speed up tax breaks for the insurance indus...
Sen. Robert Meza was one of several activists who said Friday that Rep.-elect Jay Lawrence’s proposal to add the words “non citizen” to Dreamers’ driver’s licenses was comparable to Nazi Germany’s efforts to require Jews to wear yellow badges and armbands.Read More »
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to lift the requirement that Arizona and other states get federal pre-approval for election law changes could lead to an era of greater competitiveness in the Grand Canyon State’s rigidly partisan legislative districts.Read More »
A proposal from a newly elected Republican legislator to add the label “non-citizen” to licenses now being issued to Dreamers is drawing fire from on Democratic legislator as “another SB1070 waiting to happen.”Read More »
The Arizona Supreme Court ruled that 36 Republican lawmakers have standing to sue over Gov. Jan Brewer’s Medicaid expansion program, dealing a potentially crushing blow to one of Brewer’s signal accomplishments just days before she leaves office and threatening to take away health care from a quarter million people.Read More »
Rep. Mark Cardenas, D-Phoenix, hopes to convince colleagues to approve legalizing marijuana for recreational use by adults.Read More »
The Arizona Supreme Court on Wednesday will announce whether it will allow a lawsuit against Gov. Jan Brewer’s Medicaid expansion plan to move forward.Read More »
Who knew a Caucasian man would end up changing his name to Cesar Chavez and re-registering as a Democrat in the hopes of representing a heavily Latino congressional district? The weirdness of that story once again confirmed Arizona’s reputation as, well, the Wild West of state politics.Read More »
All 90 lawmakers kept their noses clean through the legislative session, marking 2014 as one of the rare years when a personal legal trouble didn’t become an issue at the Capitol.Read More »
The 2014 legislative session will forever be remembered as the year lawmakers attempted to approve a bill allowing religious-minded business owners to discriminate against gay people, landing Arizona in the national spotlight as much as the immigration measure, SB1070, previously did. But lawmakers debated dozens of other bills that made interesting headlines and many that flew below the radar. The Arizona Capitol Times takes a stroll down memory lane to recall some of the most attention-grabbing bills of 2014.Read More »