The Republican-controlled Legislature has rejected a bill that would have asked voters to repeal the Clean Elections Commission and use the money to fund education. The measure is one of several election-related bills Republicans were pushing to address campaign finance, ...Read More »
Sen. Ed Ableser is resigning from the Arizona Senate at the end of September to lead a new anti-bull...
When news broke that more than seven months of court-ordered negotiations between education groups a...
An early childhood development program is back in the Legislature’s crosshairs, five years after law...
Prosecutors have agreed to drop an open container charge against a state representative as long as h...
Public officials cannot ban people outright from their buildings even if they have caused a disturba...
After spending more than $325,000 on renovations in the past year, and abandoning plans to spend ano...
If you’re a lawyer named John Johnson, you might end up in the Arizona Legislature. A review of the ...
A measure limiting who can collect early ballots quietly died in the House on Friday morning, even as lawmakers explained their votes.Read More »
The Arizona Legislature wrapped up its work for the year early Friday morning, making the lightning-fast 81-day 2015 legislative session the shortest since man landed on the moon.Read More »
Gov. Doug Ducey and Republican lawmakers have largely walked in lockstep since the new governor was sworn in, but controversial measures pushed by his allies in the Legislature have forced him to make tough decisions, which resulted in his first round of vetoes.Read More »
Sign-toting protestors made noise opposing a bill giving police officers involved in shootings a two-month period of anonymity, but Gov. Doug Ducey listened most closely to the chiefs of police in deciding to veto it.Read More »
The House on April 1 gave final approval to HB2407, which demands strict compliance with constitutional and statutory requirements for referendum and recall efforts – or else a judge may toss out the voter-driven effort.Read More »
Senate Bill 1241 by Republican Rep. Warren Petersen of Gilbert would ban counties, cities and towns from banning or charging fees for returning containers such as plastic bags or Styrofoam boxes. It also blocks cities and towns from requiring business owners from measuring or reporting energy usage.Read More »
Senate Bill 1332 is designed to give children on reservations more school choice. It is backed by the Center for Arizona Policy, a social-conservative group that is a powerful lobbying voice at the Capitol.Read More »
The Legislature has passed a bill to reopen the Mining and Mineral Museum that closed in 2011. Senate Bill 1200 by Republican Sen. Gail Griffin of Hereford transfers the stewardship of the museum from the Arizona Historical Society to the Arizona Geological Survey.Read More »
A bill designed to prevent future fights over who controls employees of the state Board of Education died Wednesday in the Arizona House after conservatives revolted against what they saw as a weakening of the state school superintendent's power.Read More »