A Republican proposal barring enforcement of any federal laws affecting semi-automatic weapons or high-capacity ammunition magazines appears dead after it was pulled from consideration in the Arizona Senate over constitutional questions, the proposal's author said Monday.Read More »
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Name: Juan Mendez Chamber: House of Representatives Party: Democrat Profession: Manages a non-profit association called Community Voicemail Hometown: Phoenix Legislative District: No. 26, which includes north Tempe, northwest Mesa and part of the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community. Committee ...Read More »
Name: Doug Coleman Chamber: House of Representatives Party: Republican Profession: Retired business teacher at Apache Junction High School. Hometown: Mesa. Legislative District: No. 16, which covers eastern Maricopa County and northwestern Pinal County. Committee Assignments: Education (vice chairman); Government; Higher ...Read More »
Name: Ethan Orr Chamber: House of Representatives Party: Republican Profession: Executive director of Linkages of Arizona; adjunct professor at the University of Arizona and Pima College. Hometown: Tucson Legislative District: No. 9, which includes the north-central and northwest areas of ...Read More »
Lawmakers are questioning how Gov. Jan Brewer’s proposed tax on Arizona hospitals won’t turn out to be a hidden tax passed on to insurance providers and patients, and some hospital providers want to ensure the assessment won’t have a negative effect on medical services.Read More »
Requiring Arizonans to have their signatures notarized to get on the permanent early ballot list or to receive early ballots would help prevent voter fraud, a state lawmaker contends.Read More »
The Arizona Legislature has approved $500,000 in extra funding for the Independent Redistricting Commission to allow the commission to pay lawyers defending it from lawsuits.Read More »
Supporters of Arizona’s voter-approved medical marijuana system have released a new poll showing healthy support for the system.Read More »
A House Committee advanced a bill Thursday that would allow elected officials to more easily launch campaigns for another office without triggering Arizona's "Resign to Run" law.Read More »
It's early on in the Arizona legislative session, but so far the proposals described by one top Republican as "esoteric" and criticized by Democrats as unconstitutional have dominated the headlines — despite promises from GOP leaders to focus on top-tier issues such as balancing the state budget and improving education.Read More »