The Arizona Legislature fast-tracked a collection of spending bills through the Capitol this week, approving measures that provide funding for hiring new child safety caseworkers and funds to cover lawmakers’ legal expenses related to SB1070 subpoenas.Read More »
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...
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The successful gubernatorial candidate who promised to balance the budget without tax hikes or borro...
The powerful Appropriations Committee of the Arizona House is getting a new chairman. Term limits...
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An Arizona Senate committee decided Jan. 27 to hold off on a proposal to legalize industrial hemp production until at least next week over concerns raised by state police that such a move could increase drug testing for criminal prosecutions.Read More »
Sen. Kelli Ward hopes to give Arizona students a reprieve from tests like AIMS, which for years prevented high school students from graduating without a passing grade.Read More »
A Democratic lawmaker was issued a public records request by a conservative watchdog group requesting any correspondence related to the passage of SB1070.Read More »
A House committee gave preliminary approval on Jan. 30 to a bill repealing last year’s controversial elections law, HB2305, despite objections from opponents of the law who gathered more than 110,000 signatures to put it on hold until voters weigh in during the 2014 election.Read More »
An Arizona House committee is set to hear a bill repealing a sweeping 2013 election law that galvanized voter's rights groups, Democrats and third-party candidates.Read More »
As a Phoenix Police Department helicopter patrolled above north Phoenix the evening of Jan. 21, a green laser aimed from the grounds of a resort hotel illuminated the cockpit with blinding light.Read More »
Requiring schools to use eco-friendly cleaning supplies would promote the safety and health of children, a state lawmaker contends.Read More »
Rep. Debbie Lesko, R-Peoria, whose district includes the Sun City area, has introduced a bill that would allow golf carts and similar electric vehicles to drive as close to the right edge of roadways as possible in Maricopa County’s age-restricted communities.Read More »
Arizona voters need to better understand that when they approve a ballot initiative it’s almost impossible for lawmakers to make changes when they are needed, a state lawmaker contends.Read More »