Against the odds, a new bill has been introduced to ban free tickets from lobbyists for sporting and entertainment events.Read More »
The good news is that state revenues surged in April. The catch is that budget analysts aren’t sure...
The Sierra Club gave nearly every Republican legislator an “F’’ in the 2015 environmental report car...
The proposed renovations to the Arizona House of Representatives building were estimated at more tha...
State officials are taking the first steps to ensure that Arizonans are not denied access to commerc...
A 2014 report by the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights found that students covered...
Reaction was quick and decisive when House Republicans learned of Speaker David Gowan’s plans for a ...
Supporters of a 2012 ballot measure that would have radically overhauled the way Arizonans choose ca...
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 »
The Arizona Senate GOP’s second in command won’t seek re-election this fall. Senate Majority Leader John McComish announced Monday afternoon he’ll leave the state Legislature when his term expires in January 2015.Read More »
A bill before Arizona lawmakers this session renews a push to allow teachers to arm themselves in the classroom.Read More »
An Arizona Senate panel has approved a proposal banning lawmakers from accepting free tickets to sporting events, concerts or other entertainment events.Read More »
Faced with the threat of voters turning out in droves to rebuke them, Republican lawmakers who drafted and approved the election reform law HB2305 are preparing to repeal the controversial measure before the voters have a chance to repeal it themselves in the November election.Read More »
When it comes to cleaning up legislation, there’s always an opportunity next year, which is the case with these bills that were heavily vetted and debated in 2013, but still require some fine-tuning in the 2014 legislative session.Read More »
A bill making it legal to have a chicken in every backyard promises to bring a lot of clucking to the Legislature if the measure gets a hearing.Read More »
A House panel is scheduled on Thursday to consider a pre-emptive repeal of last year’s election law changes, HB2305, before it goes up for a referendum vote this November.Read More »