The Joint Task Force on Income Tax Reform plans to meet one final time in hopes that it can agree on a series of recommendations for simplifying Arizona’s personal income tax system that could be taken up by the full Legislature in 2014.Read More »
Seven Republican lawmakers are trying to erect new roadblocks to the federal government resettling M...
The measure approved Tuesday by the Senate Committee on Federalism, Mandates and Fiscal Responsibili...
A House panel advanced a bill that would exempt the Department of Child Safety from investigating ce...
Arizona residents are one step closer to getting a tax credit for attending a firearms safety class ...
State lawmakers will decide whether those who have something to say on college and university campus...
A House panel moved quickly Monday to restore funding for Joint Technical Education Districts ahead ...
A House panel has passed a measure that would clarify what lawmakers have to report as gifts for tra...
The next frontier in Arizona’s efforts to woo manufacturers may be an exemption on the sales taxes they pay on electricity usage.Read More »
Blair Henry is a regular guy with big dreams: He wants to amend the U.S. Constitution.Read More »
In the wake of revelations that 6,000 complaints were left uninvestigated by Child Protective Services, Senate President Andy Biggs is resisting calls to give more money to one of Arizona’s most distressed and highly strained agencies — the Department of Economic Security.Read More »
Assistant House Minority Leader Ruben Gallego is about to become a hero of recreational pot smokers across Arizona, as he plans to introduce legislation next year to legalize recreational marijuana use in Arizona.Read More »
After holding three monthly meetings that delved into the state regulations governing the ambulance and medical transportation industry, a study committee is preparing to make recommendations for legislative changes.Read More »
Senate President Andy Biggs has created an independent expenditure group to help Republicans defend their seats and capture new ones in next year’s elections.Read More »
Women embarking on their first political campaign for public office got some advice from the pros at the Arizona Capitol Times’ third annual Women in Public Policy event at the W Hotel in Scottsdale on Nov. 20.Read More »
Shope eyes smaller districts for state representatives
Rep. T.J. Shope wants to cut Arizona’s massive House of Representatives districts in half.
The first-term lawmaker hasn’t completed his plans yet, but is strongly leaning toward a proposal that would split the House districts in half. Rather than have each legislative district elect two House members at large, Shope’s plan would create two separate House districts that would be contained within each Senate district.
Arizona’s congressional delegation urged the National Park Service to issue the state a full refund for payments made to open Grand Canyon National Park while the government shut down during bitter budget fights in Washington, D.C. in October.Read More »