State lawmakers are moving HB2485 to require the state to buy computer programs for English learners with specifications that were crafted in detail by a company selling the software.Read More »
The slide in the percentage of education funds that ends up in Arizona classrooms appears to have st...
Constitutional issues stalled legislation that aims to update Arizona laws regulating microbrewerie...
State lawmakers are moving to let Arizonans fly off on vacation to New York, Hawaii or even just to ...
Action from yesterday’s legislative session included passage of bills creating a separate set of ani...
A Cronkite News review of all bills introduced this legislative session found that those authored by...
Republicans and Democrats joined forces in the Arizona House of Representatives today to kill a bill...
Common Core appears to be here to stay, at least for the time being. ...
State elections officials believe there’s enough merit to allegations that Sen. Rick Murphy violated campaign finance laws that a complaint against the Peoria Republican will be forwarded to the attorney general on Monday.Read More »
A bill expanding the scope of Arizona’s trespassing laws is drawing comparison to efforts in 2010 to make illegal immigrants’ presence in Arizona a violation of state law as a part of SB1070.Read More »
Arizona lawmakers want to exempt autopsy photos from the Arizona public records laws, so the House of Representatives approved a bill March 5 stating photos of the dead taken by county medical examiners cannot be released to the public or media without a judge’s approval.Read More »
A measure asking voters every eight years to reconsider ballot measures that require spending money was approved March 5 by the House of Representatives.Read More »
The Arizona House of Representatives on March 5 approved a bill that would place restrictions on where people can ask for spare change, and outlaw “aggressive panhandling.”Read More »
The international furor over SB1062 has led to a reassessment of the Evangelical Christian lobby behind the bill and whose power at the Capitol was considered to be unparalleled. Some said the Center for Arizona Policy and its president, Cathi Herrod, overreached and gave the state a black eye. Others say that even if its influence is undiminished.Read More »
When Gov. Jan Brewer signed the repeal of Arizona’s election law from last year, HB2305, its opponents got what they wanted — sort of. They wanted to repeal it, but they wanted to do it at the polls, where a defeat of the law might give lawmakers pause from ever bringing the legislation back.Read More »
For Doris Goodale’s grown daughter, drug addiction didn’t begin with a party and a syringe. It was a doctor and a pill. When Stephanie Goodale suffered from severe kidney issues, the doctor gave her an extended prescription to opioid pain ...Read More »
Former House Speaker Joe Lane, whose political career was cut short in the wake of the impeachment of Gov. Evan Mecham, died today in Tucson.Read More »