Members of the state Legislature will see their pay cut this week as the session passes its 120th day and automatic cuts in their daily per diem payments are triggered.Read More »
The slide in the percentage of education funds that ends up in Arizona classrooms appears to have st...
Constitutional issues stalled legislation that aims to update Arizona laws regulating microbrewerie...
State lawmakers are moving to let Arizonans fly off on vacation to New York, Hawaii or even just to ...
Action from yesterday’s legislative session included passage of bills creating a separate set of ani...
A Cronkite News review of all bills introduced this legislative session found that those authored by...
Republicans and Democrats joined forces in the Arizona House of Representatives today to kill a bill...
Common Core appears to be here to stay, at least for the time being. ...
Bills die for a variety of reasons at the Arizona Capitol, but none go down in a more explosive manner than when personal politics outweigh the merits of legislation in the eyes of bill sponsors and lawmakers who vote on the measures.Read More »
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a bill that would allow public colleges and universities to conduct medical marijuana research.Read More »
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a bill requiring taxi, livery and limousine companies to drug-test drivers before they're hired and re-test them at least once a year.Read More »
The battle over Gov. Jan Brewer’s proposed Medicaid expansion has dominated the 2013 session, often obscuring action on other matters. But the first 109 days of the session have been notable for a number of other reasons. Here are 10 measures passed by the Legislature and signed by Brewer that could have an impact on Arizona.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer is determined to expand Arizona’s Medicaid plan, Senate President Andy Biggs has vowed to prevent it, and House Speaker Andy Tobin is somewhere in the middle.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer believes she found her “game-changer” in her quest to expand Arizona’s Medicaid program. On April 25, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a guidance memo for the states that appeared to answer a question that has been hovering over Brewer’s top agenda item — whether the state can continue its enrollment freeze for childless adults in the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System.Read More »
The Arizona House of Representatives moved Thursday to temper a divisive bill that sought to wildly expand religious freedom protections and had drawn opposition from civil liberties groups and Democratic lawmakers.Read More »
More than a dozen bills have been reconsidered on the floors of the Arizona Senate and House of Representatives after their earlier demise, and while most have passed when given a second thought, a few have stalled or met another death by vote.Read More »
The Arizona Legislature has gone from the fast track to stuck in the mud as lawmakers have become bogged down by the three key issues: Medicaid, sales taxes and the state budget.Read More »