A House committee gave preliminary approval on Jan. 30 to a bill repealing last year’s controversial elections law, HB2305, despite objections from opponents of the law who gathered more than 110,000 signatures to put it on hold until voters weigh in during the 2014 election.Read More »
The slide in the percentage of education funds that ends up in Arizona classrooms appears to have st...
Constitutional issues stalled legislation that aims to update Arizona laws regulating microbrewerie...
State lawmakers are moving to let Arizonans fly off on vacation to New York, Hawaii or even just to ...
Action from yesterday’s legislative session included passage of bills creating a separate set of ani...
A Cronkite News review of all bills introduced this legislative session found that those authored by...
Republicans and Democrats joined forces in the Arizona House of Representatives today to kill a bill...
Common Core appears to be here to stay, at least for the time being. ...
An Arizona House committee is set to hear a bill repealing a sweeping 2013 election law that galvanized voter's rights groups, Democrats and third-party candidates.Read More »
As a Phoenix Police Department helicopter patrolled above north Phoenix the evening of Jan. 21, a green laser aimed from the grounds of a resort hotel illuminated the cockpit with blinding light.Read More »
Requiring schools to use eco-friendly cleaning supplies would promote the safety and health of children, a state lawmaker contends.Read More »
Rep. Debbie Lesko, R-Peoria, whose district includes the Sun City area, has introduced a bill that would allow golf carts and similar electric vehicles to drive as close to the right edge of roadways as possible in Maricopa County’s age-restricted communities.Read More »
Arizona voters need to better understand that when they approve a ballot initiative it’s almost impossible for lawmakers to make changes when they are needed, a state lawmaker contends.Read More »
An investigation into whether an Arizona legislator and her husband committed election fraud during the lawmaker's 2012 campaign is over.Read More »
Against the odds, a new bill has been introduced to ban free tickets from lobbyists for sporting and entertainment events.Read More »
Here is a sampling of other notable bills and resolutions introduced so far in the 2014 legislative session: HB2192: Unlawful use; public resources; offense Sponsor: Rep. Carl Seel Establishes the crime of unlawful use of public resources for a ...Read More »
The bulk of the funding, $6.86 million, would be used to hire caseworkers and other child welfare aids in an effort to resolve the backlog of 6,554 cases that went uninvestigated by Child Protective Service, a gross oversight that caused Gov. Jan Brewer to abolish the agency at the outset of the 2014 Legislative Session in favor of a new department that reports directly to the Ninth Floor.Read More »