It was widely understood that Biggs would step down as Appropriations chairman when he became Majority Leader. But since the session ended, Biggs and Pearce haven't had the chance to talk about his replacement.Read More »
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‘You can imagine how much pot has to be smoked for us to get $10 million in (sales taxes).” — Sen. Andy Biggs, on estimates medical marijuana sales taxes would bring in $10 million in fiscal year 2012.Read More »
The journey to privatized toll roads and pay-to-drive lanes in Arizona is a lot more like driving on a winding, mountain road than a sleek, open highway – slow and cautious, with an eye toward the pitfalls ahead.Read More »
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The leader of the Arizona Board of Regents is speaking out against a bill that would abolish the board and reorganize higher education in the state.Read More »
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 »
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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