Republican leaders of the Arizona Senate are urging state schools chief Diane Douglas and the Arizona Board of Education to end their dispute over board investigators' access to teacher records.Read More »
For the past 11 years, Ken Strobeck has fought for cities’ rights at the Legislature as the director...
Republican Rep. Jay Lawrence of Scottsdale told readers of the blog that he had filed a complaint wi...
When Javan “J.D.” Mesnard first showed up at the Capitol in 2002, he was a messy-haired 21-year-old ...
Drugmakers that produce opioid painkillers and allied advocacy groups have spent more than $880 mill...
Rep. Ceci Velasquez, D-Phoenix, has agreed to a plea bargain to end a criminal case alleging food st...
The City of Phoenix has sued the state over a law passed earlier this year that changes the way muni...
Rep. J.D. Mesnard, R-Chandler, appears to have locked up the votes to become the next speaker of the...
Less than 14 percent of the roughly $333,000 spent to lobby Arizona lawmakers in the first half of 2015 identified who the money was spent on, continuing a trend of scant disclosure going back years.Read More »
The push for Proposition 123 got its official start as the campaign for the May 17 special election filed its paperwork with the Secretary of State’s Office on Thursday.Read More »
Money donated by private individuals to help Arizona build fencing along the Mexican border won’t go toward a physical fence, or even a virtual fence.Read More »
Arizona lawmakers who hoped to build miles of fencing along the border with Mexico using private money are pulling the plug on the project after nearly five years.Read More »
Now that Gov. Doug Ducey and Republican legislative leaders have found a way to resolve the ongoing K-12 funding lawsuit without draining the general fund, Democratic lawmakers are concerned that the governor will use the projected budget surplus on tax cuts.Read More »
In a span of less than 24 hours, House Democratic Leader Eric Meyer went from railing against the special session package designed to settle the lawsuit over education inflation funding, to vowing to support it at the special election in May.Read More »
A spending cap in the K-12 settlement approved by legislators was pounced on by Democratic lawmakers who say the cap will be used in the future to limit spending on schools.Read More »
A settlement five years in the making was resolved in a matter of about three weeks once both sides in the ongoing K-12 funding lawsuit sat face-to-face for the first time.Read More »
Jim Skelly was a staunch conservative and ardent opponent of abortion who served in the Arizona House of Representatives for 20 years. He died on Nov. 3 at the age of 81.Read More »