The Arizona Legislature adjourned sine die shortly before 6 a.m. Saturday morning, capping a nearly 20-hour workday that ended a grueling week in which lawmakers passed a budget, staged a coup over health insurance for children and approved hundreds of bills in the eleventh-hour of the legislative session.Read More »
Republican Rep. Jay Lawrence of Scottsdale told readers of the blog that he had filed a complaint wi...
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Arizona is going to restore a program it shelved six years ago to provide health care to the children of the working poor.Read More »
A planned citizen referendum to reverse legislation that would make it easier to spend dark money in Arizona may be about to become twice as difficult.Read More »
In approving the fiscal-year 2017 state budget May 4, lawmakers swept funds dedicated for combating auto theft and processing concealed weapons permits to pay for use-of-force simulators and a border task force.Read More »
Thwarted in earlier attempts, Republican supporters of a program to provide health insurance to the children of the working poor outmaneuvered their own leadership Thursday night to have the measure given approved by the House.Read More »
State lawmakers voted on May 5 to make the ability of nearly 80,000 people to continue to get food stamps subject to a political process.Read More »
The Arizona House rejected a bill Wednesday that would stiffen sentences for immigrants in the country illegally, after a fervent effort from Republican supporters who wanted the bill to pass.Read More »
Largely along party lines, Arizona lawmakers approved a roughly $9.6 billion budget shortly after midnight Wednesday morning that they credit with increasing spending after years of tough decisions while the state slowly recovered from economic turmoil.Read More »
Businesses in the state's two largest counties could soon find themselves escaping a cost -- at the expense of local newspapers.Read More »
The Senate passed legislation May 3 that will end a year-long court battle between the State Board of Education and Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas.Read More »