Arizona lawmakers finished one of the fastest sessions in recent memory this April, but still found time for behavior that amazes, amuses and sometimes embarrasses the state’s legislative body.Read More »
A committee made up of law enforcement and criminal defense officials, members of the media and lawm...
Just one day after the First Things First board formally opposed legislative leadership’s plan to sw...
Arizona is on track to collect revenues not seen since before the beginning of the Great Recession, ...
Education funding fever has gripped the Arizona Capitol, and just about everyone has a plan. Republi...
A member of the Tempe City Council is suing over a state law that prevents cities and towns from ban...
In response to education funding plans proposed by the governor and legislative Republicans, Democra...
Democrats in the Arizona Legislature are set to roll out a school funding plan to compete with propo...
Gov. Jan Brewer is asking for nearly $60 million in a special session to begin May 27 to overhaul the state’s child-welfare agency and to close out a backlog of 14,777 abuse and neglect cases.Read More »
Trampoline parks around Arizona have been working to meet new regulations since a state law regulating their safety passed last month, the Arizona Daily Star reported.Read More »
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 »
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 »