An Arizona Senate panel advanced a bill that will allow a chicken in every backyard, despite the objections of Chandler city officials concerned with how modern neighborhoods will adjust to farm animals.Read More »
After several years of failed bills attempting to curtail distracted driving caused by smartphones a...
A Democratic lawmaker wants to require Arizona schools to post health-related information on their w...
Lawmakers have already drafted and introduced more than 600 ideas for new laws and that number will ...
Therapy for animals: Should chiropractors practice on the family pet, let alone hedgehogs and cockatoos?
Thomas Pfafman was a skeptic once, too. Pfafman, a veterinarian, once thought chiropractic care d...
Law enforcement unions are revising their proposal to temporarily withhold the names of officers inv...
John Kavanagh wants to jail people who slow his nightly trip home and that of fellow commuters. ...
Republican leaders in the House want to be able to meet and discuss legislation in secret closed-doo...
Arizona’s legislative sessions, which routinely run far past the 100-day mark, sometimes make a mockery of the term “part-time legislature,” and some of the state’s most influential business groups are looking to change that.Read More »
Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever lay dead in the driver’s seat of his wrecked pickup truck, his head turned away from the camera, his body slumped over toward the passenger’s side and his left arm bloody at the elbow. The shock of seeing the respected lawman dead sparked lawmakers to review what kinds of images should be considered public records.Read More »
Vacant political seats attract would-be politicians like manure attracts flies. Arizona lawmakers are stepping into a big pile of statutes governing how to deal with vacant seats with a pair of bills approved by a House committee last week.Read More »
The Child Advocate Response Examination team seconded Gov. Jan Brewer’s call for a separate child welfare agency in its report released today.Read More »
The Arizona Legislature fast-tracked a collection of spending bills through the Capitol this week, approving measures that provide funding for hiring new child safety caseworkers and funds to cover lawmakers’ legal expenses related to SB1070 subpoenas.Read More »
An Arizona Senate committee decided Jan. 27 to hold off on a proposal to legalize industrial hemp production until at least next week over concerns raised by state police that such a move could increase drug testing for criminal prosecutions.Read More »
Sen. Kelli Ward hopes to give Arizona students a reprieve from tests like AIMS, which for years prevented high school students from graduating without a passing grade.Read More »
A Democratic lawmaker was issued a public records request by a conservative watchdog group requesting any correspondence related to the passage of SB1070.Read More »
A House committee gave preliminary approval on Jan. 30 to a bill repealing last year’s controversial elections law, HB2305, despite objections from opponents of the law who gathered more than 110,000 signatures to put it on hold until voters weigh in during the 2014 election.Read More »