For decades, police have been peering into backyards from helicopters to look for signs of crime without having to get search warrants. But the impending revolution of drones, or unmanned aircraft, brings fears of a Big Brother rising to watch over people’s lives. And now concern about unmanned aircraft has spawned legislation to force police officers to get court approval when they want to use the technology in criminal investigations.Read More »
Arizona lawmakers want to exempt autopsy photos from the Arizona public records laws, so the House o...
A measure asking voters every eight years to reconsider ballot measures that require spending money ...
The Arizona House of Representatives on March 5 approved a bill that would place restrictions on whe...
The international furor over SB1062 has led to a reassessment of the Evangelical Christian lobby beh...
When Gov. Jan Brewer signed the repeal of Arizona’s election law from last year, HB2305, its opponen...
A state Senate bill is raising the question of how many committees it takes to build a highway in Arizona. The measure would require a legislative committee to review most new highway construction projects as a final hurdle before work could begin.Read More »
The Arizona Senate passed a bill to create a uniform license plate design that would accommodate all organizations that want to offer specialty plates as a revenue source.Read More »
The Arizona Senate gave preliminary approval today to a bill that would recognize gold and silver as legal tender in the state, an effort its sponsor said harkens back to a basic reading of the United States Constitution and respect for a basic form of wealth.Read More »
Candidates will be able to raise twice the current campaign contribution limits from political committees if a bill approved by the House becomes law.Read More »
The House approved a measure that would repeal automatic benefit increases for new state employees, and change benefits for surviving family members of deceased Arizona state employees.Read More »
Small claims courts won’t be so small anymore if a bill approved by the House Tuesday becomes law.Read More »
Some teachers or administrators in rural schools and retired police officers working in any Arizona school would be allowed to carry a gun under a proposal approved by a Senate committee Tuesday.Read More »
The Citizen's Clean Election Commission would be consolidated with the Arizona Secretary of State's office and take on added responsibilities for overseeing election law violations and lobbyist reporting under a bill approved by a Senate committee Tuesday.Read More »
House Speaker Andy Tobin hit a conservative bump in the road to getting his research tax credit bill into law when 14 Republican lawmakers voted against the measure on the floor Monday. However, Democrats voted for the measure, allowing it to pass.Read More »