In a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice, two Republican lawmakers said the congressional and legislative maps approved by the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission fall short in protecting minority voting strength.Read More »
A conservative bill that aimed to limit birth control coverage and generated a heated political fight is being revived in the Arizona Legislature.Read More »
Using his accuser’s own words against him, Attorney General Tom Horne emphatically denied allegations that he illegally collaborated with an independent expenditure campaign in 2010 and labeled the prosecutor’s actions as a tactic aimed at preserving his job.
In a press conference today, Horne quoted several comments made by Don Dybus, originally reported in the Arizona Capitol Times’ sister publication, the Yellow Sheet Report.
The Arizona House has refused to immediately expel Rep. Daniel Patterson over allegations of inappropriate behavior toward other lawmakers but agreed to speed up the pending ethics case against the newly turned independent from Tucson.Read More »
The attempt to stop Arizonans from sending LOLs and emoticons while operating a vehicle suffered a serious blow today, leaving a slim chance that the prohibition will become law this year.Read More »
Republicans and Democrats in the Senate sparred Thursday over sweeping anti-abortion legislation that generally bans abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and institutes new disclosure requirements, including one that requires women to look at a state-run website with images of fetuses at two-week intervals.Read More »
A Democratic leader has accused the head of an influential evangelical Christian advocacy group of orchestrating the demise of his anti-bullying legislation.Read More »
Some Western lawmakers are pushing for a showdown with Washington over federally-controlled land, picking a fight on an issue that they say puts an economic stranglehold on their states.Read More »
Citing the high number of cross–border tunnels that pop up in Arizona and California, a House committee Tuesday passed a bill toughening laws against the use of tunnels for smuggling underneath the U.S.-Mexico border.Read More »
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne joined other attorneys general Monday to criticize the Obama administration’s “unprecedented” overreach of federal authority that they said have led to a torrent of lawsuits over immigration, voting rights, health care and more.Read More »