The for-hire vehicle industry, which has operated here in Arizona for decades under simple but highly effective standards designed to keep riders safe, proposes that UberX, Lyft and other “ride sharers” meet the same modest set of safety standards.Read More »
A committee made up of law enforcement and criminal defense officials, members of the media and lawm...
Just one day after the First Things First board formally opposed legislative leadership’s plan to sw...
Arizona is on track to collect revenues not seen since before the beginning of the Great Recession, ...
Education funding fever has gripped the Arizona Capitol, and just about everyone has a plan. Republi...
A member of the Tempe City Council is suing over a state law that prevents cities and towns from ban...
In response to education funding plans proposed by the governor and legislative Republicans, Democra...
Democrats in the Arizona Legislature are set to roll out a school funding plan to compete with propo...
The Arizona House has begun debating a state budget plan that adds spending to the plan passed by the Senate.Read More »
As a member of the Navajo Nation and an Army veteran, a state representative says Arizona needs to do more to honor Native Americans who have served and sacrificed for their country.Read More »
CHANDLER – In Denise Phillips’ 1-acre backyard, 11 chickens are tucked away in a corner coop, and 4-year-old Phoebe Brethower is beyond excited to play with them.Read More »
Six moderate Republicans put on a show of force this afternoon, marching out of the House to announce that budget negotiations between them and House Republican leadership had officially reached an impasse on the Senate budget proposal.Read More »
A threat from Arizona’s Senate president to make sweeping changes to how district-sponsored charter schools are funded came closer to reality March 25 and threatened the passage of a budget in the House.Read More »
State lawmakers and the media have worked out a deal that spells out when government agencies can deny requests for public records.Read More »
State lawmakers took the first steps Tuesday to immunize the Land Department from mistakes and negligence that result in forest fires -- even if that means destroyed homes and dead firefighters.Read More »
The Arizona House of Representatives will try for a third day to reach a budget agreement following talks that failed to conclude with a final deal.Read More »
Dissident Republicans met off and on all day behind closed doors in their bid to have the nearly $9.2 billion spending plan approved last week by the Senate expanded to deal with their own priorities. At least part of that includes additional spending for the new Division of Child Welfare, created by Gov. Jan Brewer to replace the troubled Child Protective Services.Read More »