The day-by-day, play-by-play account of how one of the most sweeping tax cut packages was passed.Read More »
Despite strong objections from Democrats and some Republicans, the Senate leadership Tuesday evening pushed ahead to debate the jobs bill, a maneuver that moves the business-tax-cutting legislation closer to passage.
Having cleared the debate, the bill now goes to the full Senate for a formal “aye” or “nay” vote, which is expected on Wednesday, Feb. 16.
Whether the measure has sufficient support to pass — it needs only 16 votes — is uncertain.
Arizona lawmakers are trying to widen the state's illegal immigration crackdown with a proposal to require hospitals to confirm whether patients are in the country legally.Read More »
Uncomfortable with the sources of information voters have before judicial-retention elections, the Center for Arizona Policy is seeking more revealing electronic scorekeeping on judges’ rulings.Read More »
An Arizona Senate committee on Thursday is scheduled to consider an array of business tax cut bills.Read More »
Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce says it's OK for State Senators to carry guns inside the Senate building.Read More »
Legislation intended to derail a Southern Arizona tribe's plan to build a Las Vegas-style casino-hotel in a Phoenix suburb is on a fast track in the Arizona Legislature's 2-week-old session, with the full House scheduled to consider it Tuesday.Read More »
History is a fickle mistress, so no one today can say with certainty what the legacy of the Arizona Legislature’s 2010 session will be.Read More »
Democratic and Republican leaders from both chambers lay out some of their plans, hopes and concerns for the 2011 legislative session.Read More »
Even before he became president of the Arizona Senate, Russell Pearce, a conservative Republican from Mesa, was dominating much of the action in the Legislature. But as he takes over the top spot in the Senate, he has lost some of the freedom he had to set his own course.Read More »