The Arizona Senate has approved a measure requiring a drug test for everyone applying for unemployment benefits.Read More »
Latino and black leaders in metro Phoenix released a long list of recommendations Friday for overhauling Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office and asked the U.S. Department of Justice to consider the proposals during negotiations to settle civil rights allegations against Arpaio's office.Read More »
Just like the Republicans in the state Legislature led us out of our recent state fiscal crisis, the Republican-led Legislature is proposing a responsible budget once again.Read More »
It’s like a bad re-run. A few legislators are trying to revive Arizona’s film production tax credit (SB 1170) that lapsed in 2011.Read More »
Since the recession battered the economy in 2008, the state has dramatically increased the number of incentives it offers to companies that bring new jobs to Arizona. But after three years of tax credits, incentives and other policies aimed at jump-starting Arizona’s economy, some economists are saying the state should stop and take a breather.Read More »
Two Democratic senators walked out of a border security panel this morning after its chairwoman invited an activist who is described by a civil rights group as a “vitriolic Mexican-basher.”Read More »
A federal judge blocked police in Arizona from enforcing a section of the state's 2010 immigration enforcement law that prohibited people from blocking traffic when they seek or offer day labor services on streets.Read More »
Universities are offering one more reason to oppose a measure to allow guns on campuses — it would cost millions of dollars to implement.Read More »
The Arizona Senate has failed to pass three bills barring educators from partisan instruction, using unapproved course materials or using language in the classroom that violates Federal Communication Commission standards.Read More »
Rep. Daniel Patterson lashed out against his colleagues today, saying that he was the victim of a “lynch mob mentality” and that some members were going to “look very foolish” when the truth came out.
The Tucson Democrat said that he would not be “bullied” into stepping down or reconsidering his bid for re-election this fall, despite being dogged by accusations of domestic violence.