Rep. Mark Cardenas, D-Phoenix, hopes to convince colleagues to approve legalizing marijuana for recreational use by adults.Read More »
An Arizona House committee in the middle of the night approved a package of budget bills and seemed ...
Republican lawmakers agreed Thursday to ask voters to increase the state's minimum wage -- but in a ...
Solar and utilities dropped all plans for three ballot measures and instead decided to begin settlem...
Gov. Doug Ducey is looking to maintain the status quo in the in the face of a proposed policy change...
A Senate committee on Wednesday advanced a package of budget bills that outline a $9.58 billion spen...
Republican lawmakers are moving to use state funds to help privately run charter schools borrow mone...
Two ballot referrals would regulate solar companies as public service corporations and require the A...
The Arizona Supreme Court on Wednesday will announce whether it will allow a lawsuit against Gov. Jan Brewer’s Medicaid expansion plan to move forward.Read More »
Who knew a Caucasian man would end up changing his name to Cesar Chavez and re-registering as a Democrat in the hopes of representing a heavily Latino congressional district? The weirdness of that story once again confirmed Arizona’s reputation as, well, the Wild West of state politics.Read More »
All 90 lawmakers kept their noses clean through the legislative session, marking 2014 as one of the rare years when a personal legal trouble didn’t become an issue at the Capitol.Read More »
The 2014 legislative session will forever be remembered as the year lawmakers attempted to approve a bill allowing religious-minded business owners to discriminate against gay people, landing Arizona in the national spotlight as much as the immigration measure, SB1070, previously did. But lawmakers debated dozens of other bills that made interesting headlines and many that flew below the radar. The Arizona Capitol Times takes a stroll down memory lane to recall some of the most attention-grabbing bills of 2014.Read More »
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in the Legislature’s lawsuit against the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission on March 2.Read More »
As one of his first acts as Speaker-elect, David Gowan is making some renovations to the “People’s Chamber.” Gowan has spent and accepted bids totaling more than $335,000 for a variety of renovations in the House, including a new coat of paint throughout the building, testing for asbestos and installing new carpet on the House floor and members’ lounge.Read More »
Try to change Arizona’s budget-making process, and you’re bound to bruise a few egos. Sen.-elect Jeff Dial found that out the hard way this week, as word of his proposal to bring back appropriations subcommittees – once a staple of the budget process for Arizona lawmakers – spread throughout the Capitol.Read More »
In light of devastating projections of a $1.5 billion budget shortfall in the current and next fiscal years, a Democratic lawmaker is proposing a tax on e-cigarettes, saying that the modest revenues the new tax could bring in would be a small start to bridging the deficit.Read More »
An Arizona Department of Public Safety officer reported finding more liquor than coffee in Rep. Albert Hale’s car when he arrested the Arizona Democrat in November. Prosecutors are awaiting the results of a blood test to determine if Hale, D-St. ...Read More »