A group of lawmakers and Capitol staffers racing to create a new child safety and welfare agency in a matter of weeks must still iron out a few details, including how to handle criminal conduct investigations and provide oversight of the department, according to documents obtained by the Arizona Capitol Times.Read More »
It isn’t often that Republican Rep. Bob Thorpe of Flagstaff finds himself agreeing with the American...
Sen. Ed Ableser is resigning from the Arizona Senate at the end of September to lead a new anti-bull...
When news broke that more than seven months of court-ordered negotiations between education groups a...
An early childhood development program is back in the Legislature’s crosshairs, five years after law...
Prosecutors have agreed to drop an open container charge against a state representative as long as h...
Public officials cannot ban people outright from their buildings even if they have caused a disturba...
After spending more than $325,000 on renovations in the past year, and abandoning plans to spend ano...
Sen. Anna Tovar announced Thursday she won’t run for public office in the 2014 campaign cycle, relinquishing a possible bid for a seat on the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors.Read More »
Although the 2014 election season is just heating up, a quieter campaign has been continuing for months — the election of legislative leadership.Read More »
Lawmakers anxious about the prospect of spending tens of millions of dollars or more on child safety in an upcoming special session have their doubts — for a reason.Read More »
Ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft contend that their smartphone-based services connecting Arizona riders with drivers who use their personal vehicles are more convenient than taxis.Read More »
The on-again, off-again negotiations between pro-medical marijuana veterans and Sen. Kimberly Yee are off, again, after Yee’s attorney suggested one of the veterans’ requests may constitute a bribe of a public official.Read More »
From 2002 to 2012 the number of home births in the state increased more than 80 percent, according to an analysis of vital statistics from the Arizona Department of Health Services. Still, less than 1 percent of births in Arizona happen at home.Read More »
An Arizona veterans group lobbying for medical marijuana research has rekindled talks with Sen. Kimberly Yee, the lawmaker they blame for blocking legislation that could fund a study they support.Read More »
The Republican leaders of the House and Senate gave their take on the accomplishments of the 2014 legislative session and the work left to do in the business arena at the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce legislative session wrap breakfast on May 1.Read More »
Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft aren’t leaving Arizona, even though their drivers will continue to receive tickets for illegally operating a taxi service after Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a bill that would have legalized rideshare businesses in the state.Read More »