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 Attorney General last week asked the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to moot the state’s appea...
As current Speaker of the House David Gowan and former Speaker Andy Tobin stood on the steps of the ...
Come Friday, you’ll be able to escape speeding tickets twice as often, sell junk food to raise money...
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled upheld the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission’s authority to ...
In 10 cases so far, prosecutors have been unable to file charges under Arizona statutes targeting “r...
Small charter school networks were saved from massive spending cuts today by a formal opinion of Att...
Azerbaijan Connection: Arizona lawmakers pass resolutions putting themselves in the middle of international conflict
Since 2012, the small Middle Eastern country of Azerbaijan has invited hundreds of state lawmakers f...
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 »
Saying the money was withheld illegally, Arizona schools asked a judge on Tuesday to force the Legislature to restore at least $330 million state aid, what it should have been had the governor and lawmakers not ignored the law in the first place.Read More »
A Peoria lawmaker has introduced an anti-abortion bill that would allow health inspectors to examine clinics unannounced. The bill also would make it a crime to circumvent the state’s parental consent law.Read More »