Action from yesterday’s legislative session included passage of bills disallowing cities to dictate to developers what kind of plants they have to install; restricting marijuana cultivation facilities from neighborhoods and allowing businesses to publish public notices on a a website.Read More »
The budget framework approved by legislative leadership and Gov. Doug Ducey appears to give a green ...
An Arizona House committee in the middle of the night approved a package of budget bills and seemed ...
Republican lawmakers agreed Thursday to ask voters to increase the state's minimum wage -- but in a ...
Solar and utilities dropped all plans for three ballot measures and instead decided to begin settlem...
Gov. Doug Ducey is looking to maintain the status quo in the in the face of a proposed policy change...
A Senate committee on Wednesday advanced a package of budget bills that outline a $9.58 billion spen...
Republican lawmakers are moving to use state funds to help privately run charter schools borrow mone...
A solar demand charge from SRP and a Senate bill aimed at adding requirements to solar leases both moved forward on Thursday. Solar advocates say it was a bad day for the sun in Arizona.Read More »
Last week’s deadline to hear bills in chamber-of-origin committees was the single biggest hurdle for the 1,138 bills introduced in the Legislature this year.Read More »
The slide in the percentage of education funds that ends up in Arizona classrooms appears to have stopped. But it also isn't getting any better.Read More »
Constitutional issues stalled legislation that aims to update Arizona laws regulating microbreweries, and opponents of the bill are ramping up efforts to defeat it.Read More »
State lawmakers are moving to let Arizonans fly off on vacation to New York, Hawaii or even just to Yuma without having to get a passport.Read More »
Action from yesterday’s legislative session included passage of bills creating a separate set of animal cruelty laws for livestock and poultry; defining the powers of the superintendent of public instruction and allowing police to pull over motorists driving vehicles where both brake or tail lights are not working.Read More »
A Cronkite News review of all bills introduced this legislative session found that those authored by Democrats are four times more likely in the Senate and three times more likely in the House to be assigned to multiple committees.Read More »
Republicans and Democrats joined forces in the Arizona House of Representatives today to kill a bill that would have expanded School Tuition Organization tax credits. That led Republican leadership to unexpectedly cancel another vote on two other “school choice” bills.Read More »
Common Core appears to be here to stay, at least for the time being.Read More »