Three weeks after the Senate surprised the Capitol community by unilaterally moving forward with a bare bones budget proposal, Republicans in the House and Senate came to an agreement on a spending plan they hope the governor will accept.Read More »
Sen. Ed Ableser is resigning from the Arizona Senate at the end of September to lead a new anti-bull...
When news broke that more than seven months of court-ordered negotiations between education groups a...
An early childhood development program is back in the Legislature’s crosshairs, five years after law...
Prosecutors have agreed to drop an open container charge against a state representative as long as h...
Public officials cannot ban people outright from their buildings even if they have caused a disturba...
After spending more than $325,000 on renovations in the past year, and abandoning plans to spend ano...
If you’re a lawyer named John Johnson, you might end up in the Arizona Legislature. A review of the ...
Senate President Andy Biggs is prepared to move forward with the budget compromise pitched on April 3 by the House and Gov. Jan Brewer if the Senate has enough votes for the $9.2 billion fiscal 2015 spending plan to clear the chamber.Read More »
Veterans backing a study of medical marijuana’s role in helping soldiers cope with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder will seek a recall of Sen. Kimberly Yee, who they say is single-handedly blocking a bill to fund the research.Read More »
A victims’ rights bill pushed by Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery would raise up to $1 million a year and benefit a nonprofit run by influential Republican operative Steve Twist.Read More »
The Arizona Legislature has spent the last three weeks battling over next year's $9 billion-plus budget and before that was immersed in a heated national debate over religious freedoms and gay rights. But many other issues remain on the Legislature's plate.Read More »
Two Phoenix City Council members at a special legislative hearing on police-involved shootings blamed an uptick in those cases on low police staffing levels and the lack of respect youths have for police officers.Read More »
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 »
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 »