Government regulations on business and the free market are a favorite target of scorn from Republicans in the Legislature, but members of the party of limited government have introduced legislation this year to increase and expand regulations on a variety of businesses.Read More »
The Arizona House is set to vote on a bill revising a 2014 law barring so-called "revenge porn." ...
The House is set to vote on a bill making the maximum penalty for driving up to 10 miles per hour ov...
Action from yesterday’s legislative session included passage of bills disallowing cities to dictate ...
A solar demand charge from SRP and a Senate bill aimed at adding requirements to solar leases both m...
Last week’s deadline to hear bills in chamber-of-origin committees was the single biggest hurdle for...
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...
The Arizona Senate approved a measure that calls for an external audit of the beleaguered Child Protective Services agency, despite concerns that the measure could impede efforts by Gov. Jan Brewer and a coalition of lawmakers and stakeholders working to create a new child safety division.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer returns to work Tuesday to face a rising chorus of Republican and business voices urging her to quickly quash SB1062.Read More »
Arizona business leaders voiced their strong opposition to the ‘’religious freedom’’ bill passed this week by the Legislature as Gov. Jan Brewer began considering whether to sign or veto the measure.Read More »
As the minority party in both the House and the Senate, Democrats are powerless to stop what they see as bad legislation from passing through the chambers and heading to the governor’s desk.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer is going to get the last word on whether Arizona business owners can cite their religion as a reason to turn away gays -- and maybe others.Read More »
A proposal that would allow governments to charge a labor fee for time-intensive public records requests would restrict access to information and undermine open government, a media attorney told lawmakers Thursday.Read More »
Two years ago, the Republican-controlled Legislature sought to get voters to kill the Citizens Clean Elections Act, claiming it is wrong for politicians to use public money for campaigns. Now, some of those same GOP lawmakers want to belly up to the bar and get handouts of public dollars for everything from sending out communications to constituents to buying tickets for special events.Read More »
State lawmakers hope to use fees paid by medical marijuana users and dispensaries to convince everyone else not to inhale.Read More »
A Senate committee endorsed legislation Wednesday that would allow the Arizona State Board of Physical Therapy to regulate the practice of dry needling, a technique using thin needles to stimulate muscles for pain relief.Read More »