An eleventh-hour change to the state’s annual tax reconciliation bill marked the end of attempts to resolve through legislation a struggle over the way Arizona taxes — or exempts from taxation — leased rooftop solar panels. The move paves the way for a potential lawsuit to settle the matter.Read More »
For only the second time in 12 years, a legislative leader declined to sit down with the Arizona Cap...
House Minority Leader Eric Meyer came to the Capitol eight years ago almost as a fluke. In 2008, ano...
Arizona lawmakers weren’t as tough on crime in the 2016 session, choosing instead to focus on victim...
After 14 years as a state legislator, Senate President Andy Biggs won’t be returning to the Capitol ...
In Sen. Katie Hobbs’ second full session as minority leader of Senate Democrats, she had fewer votes...
Twenty lawmakers didn’t miss a single vote this year – far fewer than last year’s 35 who had perfect...
Gov. Doug Ducey has finished acting on all the bills lawmakers sent him this year – and the legislat...
The Legislature gave final approval on April 24 to a measure directing Arizona officials to advise residents how to survive in the event of an electromagnetic pulse.Read More »
The bizarre saga of a bill intended to fix some unintended consequences of last year’s campaign finance overhaul neared an end after the House overrode the sponsor’s attempt to strip out the emergency clause he had fought for all session.Read More »
Rumors began swirling Tuesday night that the Legislature would make a push to end its work the following day. On Wednesday morning, it was unclear where the day's actions would lead, prompting speculation about when it would be appropriate to launch the #StartYourOwnRumor festivities.Read More »
The Arizona House has given final approval to a bill creating a memorial site honoring the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots who died in the Yarnell Hill Fire last year.Read More »
The Legislature has approved a bill creating a new alert system for missing seniors who disappear unexpectedly.Read More »
Though debate lingered on far longer than most lawmakers had hoped, the Arizona Legislature adjourned sine die at 1:46 a.m. Thursday, ending a sometimes tumultuous 101-day legislative session with work left on the table.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed another gun bill today, nixing a measure that would create a new crime for people who take away another person’s firearm.Read More »
Optometrists want the ability to prescribe steroids, hydrocodone pain killers and other potentially dangerous drugs, but lawmakers say a bill allowing them to do so is circumventing the legislative process and would put the public at risk.Read More »
Arizona senators voted against reimbursing Glendale for part of the public safety costs the city expects to rack up while playing host to the Super Bowl in 2015.Read More »