Former Arizona state senator Rich Crandall who headed Wyoming's education department before a court reinstated that state's school superintendent as head of the agency says he's returning home to Arizona.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 lawmakers adjourned sine die in the wee hours of April 24, ending a sometimes tumultuous 101-day legislative session with plenty of work left to come back to in just a few weeks.Read More »
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 »
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 »