What happens to your digital life when you die? In many states, the answer likely depends on the terms of agreement and privacy policies of digital asset custodians, such as Facebook or Google.Read More »
For the past 11 years, Ken Strobeck has fought for cities’ rights at the Legislature as the director...
Republican Rep. Jay Lawrence of Scottsdale told readers of the blog that he had filed a complaint wi...
When Javan “J.D.” Mesnard first showed up at the Capitol in 2002, he was a messy-haired 21-year-old ...
Drugmakers that produce opioid painkillers and allied advocacy groups have spent more than $880 mill...
Rep. Ceci Velasquez, D-Phoenix, has agreed to a plea bargain to end a criminal case alleging food st...
The City of Phoenix has sued the state over a law passed earlier this year that changes the way muni...
Rep. J.D. Mesnard, R-Chandler, appears to have locked up the votes to become the next speaker of the...
Gov. Doug Ducey is defending a new law he signed that allows people with one home -- or dozens -- to rent them out for weekends no matter what local cities and the neighbors think.Read More »
“Prop. 123 when it passes will move Arizona from 49th in per-pupil funding to 49th.” — Senate Minority Leader Eric Meyer, saying the school funding measure is only a start toward raising the level of funding for Arizona schools.Read More »
The 2016 legislative session brought protests over immigration bills, rallies for solar energy, a pension deal and a packed elections hearing.Read More »
For only the second time in 12 years, a legislative leader declined to sit down with the Arizona Capitol Times to discuss the issues of the recently completed legislative session in a question-and-answer format for our annual Session Wrap edition.Read More »
House Minority Leader Eric Meyer came to the Capitol eight years ago almost as a fluke. In 2008, another Democratic lawmaker was kicked out of the Legislature following his arrest for domestic violence, and Meyer stepped in.Read More »
After 14 years as a state legislator, Senate President Andy Biggs won’t be returning to the Capitol next January, and instead seeks higher office in Congress. The Gilbert Republican has much to reflect on after another chaotic session and years in the Legislature, where he went from a stubborn no-voter in the House to the leader of a Senate chamber that’s grown more conservative over the past decade.Read More »
In Sen. Katie Hobbs’ second full session as minority leader of Senate Democrats, she had fewer votes to count – a headcount of merely 12 lawmakers claiming loyalty to the party after Sen. Carlyle Begay, R-Ganado, switched parties in 2015. Yet the Phoenix Democrat still watched her chamber approve KidsCare and approve the “least bad” budget she’s seen pass the Legislature.Read More »
Twenty lawmakers didn’t miss a single vote this year – far fewer than last year’s 35 who had perfect voting attendance in the historically short 2015 session.Read More »
Gov. Doug Ducey has finished acting on all the bills lawmakers sent him this year – and the legislative batting averages have been tallied.Read More »