A sweeping immigration enforcement bill that would require police officers to enforce federal immigration laws and make all illegal immigrants criminal trespassers was slated to be voted on in the House today, but the effort stalled when Republican support started to slip.Read More »
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Roadside sales of puppies and turtles would be banned statewide under a proposal that easily cleared a House panel.Read More »
Cities, counties and other governmental entities would be forbidden from restricting people's use of knives under a bill winding its way through the legislative process.Read More »
The Pima County Board of Supervisors has selected Ted Vogt to fill a vacancy in the Arizona House of Representatives.Read More »
The state House passed a bill March 3 that would establish a committee to examine the most cost efficient and effective ways for local governments to publish legal notices as required by statute.Read More »
Arizona's newest state legislator said she sees beauty in the Socratic Method, by which opposing views on an issue submit to questions and debate ideas.
Rep. Amanda Reeve, a Phoenix Republican, said she doesn't subscribe to the my-way-or-the-highway style of politics.
In what Chairman Don Stapley acknowledged is becoming a regular event for the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, the group on Feb. 17 chose another new state lawmaker.Read More »
A disagreement between the Senate and the House over the timing of a bill aimed at lowering business taxes and creating jobs derailed one of the six measures the Legislature crafted during the special session.
Everything seemed to be going smoothly at first. The Senate passed all six budget bills Feb. 2 with support from both Republicans and Democrats.
The fate of a bill that would delay payments to schools and universities as a deficit-closing gimmick is in question after the House of Representatives amended the measure, linking its enactment to a jobs creation and business tax cut bill that is stalled in the Senate.Read More »
The House today narrowly approved a bill that would close about half of the current year's budget deficit through borrowing.Read More »