The House Appropriations Committee today approved a package of House budget bills that were amended to directly mirror the spending proposal approved by the Senate last week.Read More »
The Arizona Department of Corrections is asking for another 2,500 private prison beds to address a s...
It isn’t often that Republican Rep. Bob Thorpe of Flagstaff finds himself agreeing with the American...
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...
Maricopa County Supervisors unanimously voted to appoint longtime Phoenix Democrat Norma Muñoz to the LD27 House seat vacated by former Rep. Ruben Gallego, who left office to seek a congressional nomination.Read More »
Proponents of a bill that would bar employees from suing for damages over bad-faith denials of workers’ compensation claims headed off a contentious fight, at least for now, by putting the proposal on hold for the remainder of the 2014 session.Read More »
Large manufacturers that produce their own renewable energy may soon save some money on their taxes, as long as they are willing to make a major investment.Read More »
Lawmakers have tabled language granting investigators with the Office of Child Welfare Investigations police powers in a limited scope.Read More »
A Phoenix Republican lawmaker is using her power to singlehandedly kill a House-passed bill that could provide the necessary funds to finally have a study of possible beneficial effects of medical marijuana.Read More »
Common Core opponents took a beating this week when two bills were killed in the Senate followed by a sparsely attended press conference in which one of the Legislature’s most ardent foes of the learning standards was a no-show.Read More »
The Senate was swarming with people wearing little pink mustaches stuck to their shirts on March 19 when a Senate committee considered a bill that would allow free market competition into the transportation industry, or provide an unfair competitive advantage for companies operating outside the law – depending on your point of view.Read More »
The Arizona Senate approved a $9.18 billion fiscal 2015 budget Thursday evening, a proposal supported exclusively by Republican lawmakers.Read More »
Senate Republican leaders have agreed to give Gov. Jan Brewer much of what she wants in a spending plan to avoid a gridlock on the new budget.Read More »