House Republican leaders late Monday gave up trying to corral the votes for a new budget, at least for now. House Speaker Andy Tobin stopped debate in the middle of a bill when it became clear he lacked the necessary votes for the spending plan.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...
The House Appropriations Committee today approved a package of House budget bills that were amended to directly mirror the spending proposal approved by the Senate last week.Read More »
Maricopa County Supervisors unanimously voted to appoint longtime Phoenix Democrat Norma Muñoz to the LD27 House seat vacated by former Rep. Ruben Gallego, who left office to seek a congressional nomination.Read More »
Proponents of a bill that would bar employees from suing for damages over bad-faith denials of workers’ compensation claims headed off a contentious fight, at least for now, by putting the proposal on hold for the remainder of the 2014 session.Read More »
Large manufacturers that produce their own renewable energy may soon save some money on their taxes, as long as they are willing to make a major investment.Read More »
Lawmakers have tabled language granting investigators with the Office of Child Welfare Investigations police powers in a limited scope.Read More »
A Phoenix Republican lawmaker is using her power to singlehandedly kill a House-passed bill that could provide the necessary funds to finally have a study of possible beneficial effects of medical marijuana.Read More »
Common Core opponents took a beating this week when two bills were killed in the Senate followed by a sparsely attended press conference in which one of the Legislature’s most ardent foes of the learning standards was a no-show.Read More »
The Senate was swarming with people wearing little pink mustaches stuck to their shirts on March 19 when a Senate committee considered a bill that would allow free market competition into the transportation industry, or provide an unfair competitive advantage for companies operating outside the law – depending on your point of view.Read More »
The Arizona Senate approved a $9.18 billion fiscal 2015 budget Thursday evening, a proposal supported exclusively by Republican lawmakers.Read More »