With a bill that seeks to deny undocumented aliens from getting public housing assistance, Arizona Republican lawmakers are positioning to wade deeper into a battle with the federal government over immigration.Read More »
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Lawmakers on Wednesday approved a bill aimed at stopping the Tohono O’odham tribe from building a casino in Glendale. But the bill, which barely squeaked through in the Senate, lost its emergency provision. That means it would take effect 90 days after the session ends.Read More »
Senator-elect Andy Biggs will not only head the Appropriations Committee – where the budget bills are traditionally assigned – the Gilbert Republican also was appointed as vice chairman of the Government Reform and Judiciary committees.Read More »
Arizona Capitol Times reporter Evan Wyloge talks about some of the challenges the department of health services faces in dealing with Arizona's new medical marijuana law and the reversal in attitudes about immediate tax cuts at the state legislature.Read More »
Businesses that are hoping for immediate tax cuts from the Legislature next session should plan on being disappointed.
Even the most ardent tax cutters in the Legislature say it would be impossible to balance the budget next session while cutting corporate taxes.
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Friday's late afternoon announcement that Biggs would be the next Approps chair confirmed long-percolating rumors that Pearce had promised the post to his East Valley colleague in exchange for his support in the president's race.Read More »
A conservative East Valley lawmaker from the House will be the chairman of the influential Senate Appropriations Committee next year.Read More »
A full list of the 50th Legislature membershipRead More »
Half of the Senate is being replaced next year, but its tone and ideological temperament aren’t likely to change much from the group that was elected two years ago.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer acted on about two dozen bills on May 10, signing most of them into law.Read More »