Today’s legislative session included the House moving measures forward outlawing "revenge porn"; allowing those convicted of prostitution to have their records cleaned and allowing Arizona high school students to gain admission into an in-state school without taking fine arts.Read More »
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...
UPDATE: Republican Rep. J.D. Mesnard has apparently locked up the support necessary to become the ne...
The Arizona House is set to vote on a bill revising a 2014 law barring so-called "revenge porn."Read More »
The House is set to vote on a bill making the maximum penalty for driving up to 10 miles per hour over the speed limit just $15.Read More »
Action from yesterday’s legislative session included passage of bills disallowing cities to dictate to developers what kind of plants they have to install; restricting marijuana cultivation facilities from neighborhoods and allowing businesses to publish public notices on a a website.Read More »
A solar demand charge from SRP and a Senate bill aimed at adding requirements to solar leases both moved forward on Thursday. Solar advocates say it was a bad day for the sun in Arizona.Read More »
Last week’s deadline to hear bills in chamber-of-origin committees was the single biggest hurdle for the 1,138 bills introduced in the Legislature this year.Read More »
The slide in the percentage of education funds that ends up in Arizona classrooms appears to have stopped. But it also isn't getting any better.Read More »
Constitutional issues stalled legislation that aims to update Arizona laws regulating microbreweries, and opponents of the bill are ramping up efforts to defeat it.Read More »
State lawmakers are moving to let Arizonans fly off on vacation to New York, Hawaii or even just to Yuma without having to get a passport.Read More »
Action from yesterday’s legislative session included passage of bills creating a separate set of animal cruelty laws for livestock and poultry; defining the powers of the superintendent of public instruction and allowing police to pull over motorists driving vehicles where both brake or tail lights are not working.Read More »