The state Education Department wants the Legislature to provide $16.5 million to finish modernizing a computer system that tracks the attendance and test scores of individual students. The funding request for the Student Accountability Information System is a priority of ...Read More »
Jockeying for Senate leadership positions has begun, and one incumbent member of the Republican’s le...
Arizona high schoolers who can’t name at least one branch of government, define the United States as...
Away from the media limelight, another political race is shaping up that will have tremendous reperc...
The new Department of Child Services is asking for an additional $27.6 million for fiscal year 2016 ...
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is declaring a statewide emergency because of flooding from major storms tha...
Across the country, a thriving dissatisfaction with the U.S. government is prompting a growing spate...
Four months after the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, lawmakers banned at least ...
Arizona already bans same-sex marriage, but a Republican legislator, who is also a youth pastor, wants to ensure the state never coerces clergymen into performing the ceremony.Read More »
With the start of the 2014 legislative session less than two weeks away, lawmakers are already introducing bills — and many of those measures are familiar to the Capitol community.Read More »
The team assigned to check on the safety of children associated with abuse calls that went without investigation has found no “significant’’ cases after seeing more than 2,000 children in the first month of work.Read More »
Sen. Linda Lopez has submitted her resignation from the state Senate, effective Jan. 13, the first day of the 2014 legislative session.Read More »
The separate campaign committees that dozens of candidates have filed for the 2014 primary and general elections will soon be a thing of the past if Rep. J.D. Mesnard can round up support quickly enough for a bill to eliminate the onerous new requirement.Read More »
While the nation watches Colorado adults buy marijuana in retail stores for non-medical consumption, advocates of a similar arrangement in Arizona are working to follow the Centennial State’s lead.Read More »
Arizona's state forester is citing a growing threat from wildfires as he requests a doubling of his agency's budget.Read More »
After initially denying rumors that she planned to resign from the Arizona State Senate, Sen. Linda Lopez finally conceded that she’ll leave her post in January. But rather than resign immediately, the Tucson Democrat has drawn criticism from her colleagues for staying at the Legislature to gain another year of service in order to pad her retirement benefits.Read More »
Sen. Rick Murphy was in court Thursday for the first of three trial dates scheduled to determine if his adoptive daughters can be returned home to him.Read More »