The Republican-controlled Legislature has rejected a bill that would have asked voters to repeal the Clean Elections Commission and use the money to fund education. The measure is one of several election-related bills Republicans were pushing to address campaign finance, ...Read More »
The budget framework approved by legislative leadership and Gov. Doug Ducey appears to give a green ...
An Arizona House committee in the middle of the night approved a package of budget bills and seemed ...
Republican lawmakers agreed Thursday to ask voters to increase the state's minimum wage -- but in a ...
Solar and utilities dropped all plans for three ballot measures and instead decided to begin settlem...
Gov. Doug Ducey is looking to maintain the status quo in the in the face of a proposed policy change...
A Senate committee on Wednesday advanced a package of budget bills that outline a $9.58 billion spen...
Republican lawmakers are moving to use state funds to help privately run charter schools borrow mone...
A measure limiting who can collect early ballots quietly died in the House on Friday morning, even as lawmakers explained their votes.Read More »
The Arizona Legislature wrapped up its work for the year early Friday morning, making the lightning-fast 81-day 2015 legislative session the shortest since man landed on the moon.Read More »
Gov. Doug Ducey and Republican lawmakers have largely walked in lockstep since the new governor was sworn in, but controversial measures pushed by his allies in the Legislature have forced him to make tough decisions, which resulted in his first round of vetoes.Read More »
Sign-toting protestors made noise opposing a bill giving police officers involved in shootings a two-month period of anonymity, but Gov. Doug Ducey listened most closely to the chiefs of police in deciding to veto it.Read More »
The House on April 1 gave final approval to HB2407, which demands strict compliance with constitutional and statutory requirements for referendum and recall efforts – or else a judge may toss out the voter-driven effort.Read More »
Senate Bill 1241 by Republican Rep. Warren Petersen of Gilbert would ban counties, cities and towns from banning or charging fees for returning containers such as plastic bags or Styrofoam boxes. It also blocks cities and towns from requiring business owners from measuring or reporting energy usage.Read More »
Senate Bill 1332 is designed to give children on reservations more school choice. It is backed by the Center for Arizona Policy, a social-conservative group that is a powerful lobbying voice at the Capitol.Read More »
The Legislature has passed a bill to reopen the Mining and Mineral Museum that closed in 2011. Senate Bill 1200 by Republican Sen. Gail Griffin of Hereford transfers the stewardship of the museum from the Arizona Historical Society to the Arizona Geological Survey.Read More »
A bill designed to prevent future fights over who controls employees of the state Board of Education died Wednesday in the Arizona House after conservatives revolted against what they saw as a weakening of the state school superintendent's power.Read More »