Action from yesterday's legislative session included passage of bills blocking the sale of insurance policies under the federal Affordable Care Act in Arizona if they include coverage for abortion; eliminating the current requirement that students pass all three sections of Arizona’s Instrument to Measure Standards; increasing the penalty for the theft of beer and more.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...
Since 2009, the Arizona Attorney General’s Office has received more than 500 complaints about rooftop solar, ranging from “Do Not Call” list violations to a failure to disclose the total cost to a buyer.Read More »
The disabled community turned out en masse to oppose a bill that would allow restaurant owners to ban service animals from their restaurants, and the bill went down during a committee hearing.Read More »
A Senate panel has advanced a bill that attempts to rein in the rampant use of proxies at Republican intraparty elections, but some local party leaders say the bill is unnecessarily overreaching.Read More »
Lawmakers overwhelmingly advanced a bill that would allow underage drinkers to seek medical attention without fear of prosecution, but worry the measure fails to address the root problem of binge drinking among young adults.Read More »
Republican Rep. Bob Thorpe of Flagstaff wants to ensure that the fluffy dog sitting next to you in a restaurant is really a service animal, and not just someone’s pet.Read More »
State lawmakers took the first steps Wednesday to restricting public access to the images from police body cameras. SB 1300 neither requires nor prohibits officers from taking videos when they deal with the public.Read More »
State lawmakers are moving to do what schools chief Diane Douglas has so far been unable: Kill the Common Core academic standards and any tests associated with them.Read More »
A key lawmaker said talks she's leading among taxi firms, rideshare companies such as Uber and insurers on an updated law regulating the new and growing rideshare industry are progressing.Read More »
Seven years after Arizonans voted to end payday lending, some of the same players are back, seeking new state permission to offer yet another form of high-interest loans.Read More »