A new independent state agency charged with investigating cases of child abuse and neglect may include substantial new oversight, including an annual external audit of the department and a citizen oversight board.Read More »
Fearing defeat at the Supreme Court, more than a dozen members of Congress from California and Arizo...
Lawyers for Arizona and the American Civil Liberties Union are asking a federal judge to let them co...
State Senate President Andy Biggs has been called a RINO and a clown, and even compared to Democrati...
In the first four months under House Speaker David Gowan’s leadership, the cost of running the chamb...
The good news is that state revenues surged in April. The catch is that budget analysts aren’t sure...
The Sierra Club gave nearly every Republican legislator an “F’’ in the 2015 environmental report car...
The proposed renovations to the Arizona House of Representatives building were estimated at more tha...
The removal of a controversial provision didn’t go far enough to bring critics of a livestock cruelty bill on board, but the House of Representatives still narrowly passed the legislation.Read More »
The Arizona House approves bill criminalizing “revenge porn.”Read More »
The Senate gave preliminary approval on March 5 to a bill that would use Arizona’s Medical Marijuana Fund to discourage the recreational use of the drug.Read More »
A bill that would clarify and clean up last year’s campaign finance law overhaul hit a snag after an unexpected about-face by legislative Democrats.Read More »
Legislation is rarely killed on the House or Senate floor. By the time a bill has run the gauntlet through committees, caucuses and debate from the Committee of the Whole, and finally reaches an official floor vote, its passage is almost guaranteed.Read More »
Top aides to Gov. Jan Brewer sought and got proponents of a “religious liberty” bill to make changes to SB1062 more than a month before she vetoed the measure.Read More »
State lawmakers are moving HB2485 to require the state to buy computer programs for English learners with specifications that were crafted in detail by a company selling the software.Read More »
State elections officials believe there’s enough merit to allegations that Sen. Rick Murphy violated campaign finance laws that a complaint against the Peoria Republican will be forwarded to the attorney general on Monday.Read More »
A bill expanding the scope of Arizona’s trespassing laws is drawing comparison to efforts in 2010 to make illegal immigrants’ presence in Arizona a violation of state law as a part of SB1070.Read More »