An Arizona lawmaker wants the state constitution amended to allow cuts to public employee pensions and increases in employee contributions if the systems are badly underfunded.Read More »
An attorney for state lawmakers made a last-ditch effort Friday to get a judge to reject a bid by sc...
Although all 90 seats in the Arizona Legislature are up for election Nov. 4, in reality, the partisa...
Former lawmaker David Burnell Smith, who narrowly lost a bid for the Arizona House of Representative...
One night in 2008, the Arizona Senate became the backdrop of a showdown over a referral to prohibit ...
The grandiose rhetoric of Proposition 122 doesn’t match its actual language. The measure seeks to...
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Republican leaders in both chambers of the Arizona Legislature are pushing legislation to pay for the legal fees of current and former lawmakers whose memos and letters have been subpoenaed by opponents of SB 1070.Read More »
If the number of bills that have been pre-filed in advance of Arizona’s 2014 legislative session are any indication, lawmakers won’t have much to do at the Copper Dome this year.Read More »
One lawmaker will be targeting aggressive panhandling and “vexatious’’ litigants. Another has his sights set on people who aim lasers at airplanes. Two legislators hope to make the roads a safer place for bicyclists and pedestrians. Though relatively few legislators have ...Read More »
Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Cari A. Harrison denied the Arizona Capitol Times’ request that hearings regarding allegations of child abuse against Sen. Rick Murphy be opened to the public.Read More »
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 »
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 »