Besides the budget, what’s left for Arizona lawmakers to do this year? Well, almost everything. From big issues such as income tax reform, to niche ideas like allowing backyard chickens in neighborhoods throughout the state, the Legislature set out with an ambitious agenda.Read More »
Supporters of a 2012 ballot measure that would have radically overhauled the way Arizonans choose ca...
The Arizona Senate’s unilateral decision to adjourn left numerous bills for dead, including a measur...
Republican Rep. Bob Thorpe of Flagstaff is the new poster child for the Republican insurrection agai...
House Speaker David Gowan’s Republican colleagues don’t trust him with the power of the House purse....
Just months after the Arizona House of Representatives received a $375,000 facelift, House Speaker D...
In a legally questionable move, Gov. Doug Ducey is ordering the Department of Revenue not to collect...
In his veto letter for HB2178, Ducey said he has seen no evidence that the bill is necessary. ...
A UofA researcher wants to look into how veterans' post-traumatic stress might be alleviated using medical marijuana, but a bill that would have funded the research stalled. Supporters of the research rallied at the Capitol wednesday.Read More »
Magellan Health Services' attempt to settle its dispute over a lost $3 billion contract in the state budget fell short, but an ally in the Legislature may try again before the session is over.Read More »
The Arizona Senate pushed budget negotiations into next week, declining to appoint senators immediately to a conference committee to hash out differences between budget proposals despite a signal that the House has enough votes for a compromise.Read More »
The Arizona Legislature is apparently paying attention to Gov. Jan Brewer's message that she won't sign any bills until she sees a budget she can approve on her desk.Read More »
Arizona’s House Rules Committee killed a bill that would have given Grand Canyon University a major tax break after attorneys determined the legislation was unconstitutional. The reclassification could have saved the university roughly $750,000 a year in taxes.Read More »
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals placed a temporary hold today on an Arizona regulation requiring medication abortions to be done with U.S. Food and Drug Administration standards.Read More »
Sen. Olivia Cajero Bedford questioned Sen. Steve Gallardo’s honesty in regards to his sexual orientation in a closed-door caucus meeting on Tuesday and said Gallardo should “act more gay.”Read More »
Senate Democrats held a closed-door meeting Tuesday afternoon that spiraled out of control, resulting in a bungled attempt at a vote to oust caucus leaders.Read More »
The Senate approved its latest version of a state budget Tuesday after making further cuts to a $9.2 billion fiscal 2015 spending plan approved by the House last week just as Gov. Jan Brewer indicated that those changes could spur her to veto the budget.Read More »