House Speaker Andy Tobin wants to enact more stringent regulations on who can use the state’s Medicaid system, while freshman Republican Rep. Adam Kwasman wants to repeal last year’s Medicaid expansion altogether. And on top of it all, they both want to be the next congressman from Arizona’s 1st Congressional District.Read More »
Although all 90 seats in the Arizona Legislature are up for election Nov. 4, in reality, the partisa...
Former lawmaker David Burnell Smith, who narrowly lost a bid for the Arizona House of Representative...
One night in 2008, the Arizona Senate became the backdrop of a showdown over a referral to prohibit ...
The grandiose rhetoric of Proposition 122 doesn’t match its actual language. The measure seeks to...
With marriage licenses being issued to gay couples across the state, Republican lawmakers are alread...
In November, voters will decide whether to increase lawmakers’ salaries to $35,000 a year from $24,0...
With marriage licenses just starting to be issued to gay couples across the state, lawmakers are alr...
What has three wheels, an enclosed seating area, a steering wheel, pedals and safety belts? Well, under current Arizona law, it’s a motorcycle, even though it bears little resemblance to the Harleys, Hondas and Suzukis — and even their cousins with handlebars and two rear wheels.Read More »
A bill that throws the book at pimps and men who pay minors for sex received unanimous approval today in the House Judiciary Committee in a hearing that touched a nerve with the fathers of daughters on the panel.Read More »
A bill to allow Arizona high school students to take a computer science course in place of a required math course would make them more competitive for the growing number of technology jobs, two state lawmakers say.Read More »
Recent outbreaks of diseases in schools and elsewhere illustrate Arizona’s challenges when it comes to getting residents vaccinated, according to Maricopa County’s top health official.Read More »
To Jo Marie McDonald, whose job is to enhance the quality of life in Phoenix, graffiti has become a “forever battle” costing cities across Arizona millions each year.Read More »
Saying that voting can help former felons reintegrate into everyday life, a state lawmaker wants to make it easier for them to get back that right.Read More »
An Arizona House panel on Tuesday approved changes to a proposed law beefing up protections for businesses that assert their religious beliefs in refusing service to gays and others, but the changes didn't placate critics who call the bill a way to allow discrimination.Read More »
One by one they took to the podium to voice their concerns with the bill. The Arizona departments of Public Safety, Health Services, Environmental Quality and Economic Security all rose to speak. The list went on.Read More »
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 »