Gov. Doug Ducey sought to split the middle in the contentious debate over Common Core, calling on the Arizona Board of Education to review and possibly replace parts of the K-12 education standards, but rejecting their wholesale replacement.Read More »
For the past 11 years, Ken Strobeck has fought for cities’ rights at the Legislature as the director...
Republican Rep. Jay Lawrence of Scottsdale told readers of the blog that he had filed a complaint wi...
When Javan “J.D.” Mesnard first showed up at the Capitol in 2002, he was a messy-haired 21-year-old ...
Drugmakers that produce opioid painkillers and allied advocacy groups have spent more than $880 mill...
Rep. Ceci Velasquez, D-Phoenix, has agreed to a plea bargain to end a criminal case alleging food st...
The City of Phoenix has sued the state over a law passed earlier this year that changes the way muni...
Rep. J.D. Mesnard, R-Chandler, appears to have locked up the votes to become the next speaker of the...
A proposal by Secretary of State Michele Reagan would turn her office into a clearinghouse for campaign finance reports for cities and counties that choose to opt into the system.Read More »
The Arizona Legislature's annual session is drawing to a close and leaders of the Senate and House of Representatives are aiming to adjourn before Easter.Read More »
The Arizona House has again scheduled debate on a bill barring women from buying any health care plan through the federal marketplace that includes abortion coverage after two previous delays.Read More »
For the second time in two years, state lawmakers are voting to increase the amount of money they can take from private donors.Read More »
Sometime later this year, Arizonans should be able to have a shot of vodka - and if they have enough of them, even get drunk - from a packet of powder.Read More »
Stores that sell beer, wine and liquor could spring up next to churches and schools under the terms of legislation approved March 18 by the House Judiciary Committee.Read More »
The Senate Education Committee voted today to kill Arizona's Common Core academic standards as foes blamed them for everything from the use of a sexually graphic book in one high school to making automatons of Arizona children.Read More »
Lawmakers attempted to revive one of the most controversial portions of a repealed election law from 2013 via a last-minute strike-everything amendment to a bill in a special meeting of House Elections Committee Thursday. But they were rebuffed by one of the original opponents of the wide-reaching election bill from 2013.Read More »
Rep. J.D. Mesnard is struggling between a narrower revenge porn law that wouldn’t be tied up in court, or a broader version that would better protect victims.Read More »