Senate President Andy Biggs has told members to be prepared for a special legislative session to start in just a day.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...
An ASU student is asking the Court of Appeals to rule that he and all others with medical marijuana cards can legally have their drugs on university and community college campuses.Read More »
Reaching a deal that provides a portion of court-ordered funds meets schools’ desire to stabilize and sustain funding, according to a statement released by the Arizona School Boards Association, a plaintiff in the case.Read More »
J.D. Mesnard is hoping that 2016 will be the year when he achieves an elusive goal of flattening out Arizona’s income tax rates.Read More »
Rep. Regina Cobb is hoping the elusive goal of radically simplifying the way contractors pay sales tax will be within reach during the 2016 session.Read More »
Lawmakers have been summoned to the Capitol Monday and Tuesday to be briefed on a deal on K-12 funding in advance of a special session later in the week.Read More »
In the face of a massive push from the governor and GOP legislative leaders for a special session to increase education funding, some conservative Republicans are pushing back, saying the funding proposals contain no metrics to gauge if the additional money actually improves education outcomes.Read More »
More than 150 children on Indian reservations across Arizona were given the opportunity this year to leave their failing schools for better performing ones.Read More »
Although he was removed from office in a historic recall election in 2011, former Senate President Russell Pearce is still trying to influence his former colleagues - and is doing so from his official county email account at his new job at the Maricopa County Treasurer’s Office.Read More »
Democrats in Tempe and west Mesa nominated two state representatives and a local party leader as candidates to fill a vacant Senate seat.Read More »