Gov. Jan Brewer is asking for nearly $60 million in a special session to begin May 27 to overhaul the state’s child-welfare agency and to close out a backlog of 14,777 abuse and neglect cases.Read More »
Republican Rep. Jay Lawrence of Scottsdale told readers of the blog that he had filed a complaint wi...
When Javan “J.D.” Mesnard first showed up at the Capitol in 2002, he was a messy-haired 21-year-old ...
Drugmakers that produce opioid painkillers and allied advocacy groups have spent more than $880 mill...
Rep. Ceci Velasquez, D-Phoenix, has agreed to a plea bargain to end a criminal case alleging food st...
The City of Phoenix has sued the state over a law passed earlier this year that changes the way muni...
Rep. J.D. Mesnard, R-Chandler, appears to have locked up the votes to become the next speaker of the...
UPDATE: Republican Rep. J.D. Mesnard has apparently locked up the support necessary to become the ne...
Trampoline parks around Arizona have been working to meet new regulations since a state law regulating their safety passed last month, the Arizona Daily Star reported.Read More »
A group of lawmakers and Capitol staffers racing to create a new child safety and welfare agency in a matter of weeks must still iron out a few details, including how to handle criminal conduct investigations and provide oversight of the department, according to documents obtained by the Arizona Capitol Times.Read More »
Sen. Anna Tovar announced Thursday she won’t run for public office in the 2014 campaign cycle, relinquishing a possible bid for a seat on the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors.Read More »
Although the 2014 election season is just heating up, a quieter campaign has been continuing for months — the election of legislative leadership.Read More »
Lawmakers anxious about the prospect of spending tens of millions of dollars or more on child safety in an upcoming special session have their doubts — for a reason.Read More »
Ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft contend that their smartphone-based services connecting Arizona riders with drivers who use their personal vehicles are more convenient than taxis.Read More »
The on-again, off-again negotiations between pro-medical marijuana veterans and Sen. Kimberly Yee are off, again, after Yee’s attorney suggested one of the veterans’ requests may constitute a bribe of a public official.Read More »
From 2002 to 2012 the number of home births in the state increased more than 80 percent, according to an analysis of vital statistics from the Arizona Department of Health Services. Still, less than 1 percent of births in Arizona happen at home.Read More »
An Arizona veterans group lobbying for medical marijuana research has rekindled talks with Sen. Kimberly Yee, the lawmaker they blame for blocking legislation that could fund a study they support.Read More »