As the minority party in both the House and the Senate, Democrats are powerless to stop what they see as bad legislation from passing through the chambers and heading to the governor’s desk.Read More »
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A Senate committee endorsed legislation Wednesday that would allow the Arizona State Board of Physical Therapy to regulate the practice of dry needling, a technique using thin needles to stimulate muscles for pain relief.Read More »
Arizona Senate bills requiring federal agents to register with a local sheriff and barring federal officials from making arrests without the sheriff's permission have stalled over constitutional concerns.Read More »
A former Arizona legislator has been picked to serve on the board for Maricopa Community Colleges.Read More »
An Arizona Senate panel advanced a bill that will allow a chicken in every backyard, despite the objections of Chandler city officials concerned with how modern neighborhoods will adjust to farm animals.Read More »
An Arizona Senate committee decided Jan. 27 to hold off on a proposal to legalize industrial hemp production until at least next week over concerns raised by state police that such a move could increase drug testing for criminal prosecutions.Read More »
A Democratic lawmaker was issued a public records request by a conservative watchdog group requesting any correspondence related to the passage of SB1070.Read More »
Against the odds, a new bill has been introduced to ban free tickets from lobbyists for sporting and entertainment events.Read More »
The Arizona Senate GOP’s second in command won’t seek re-election this fall. Senate Majority Leader John McComish announced Monday afternoon he’ll leave the state Legislature when his term expires in January 2015.Read More »
The Arizona Supreme Court today agreed to hear arguments in the case over Arizona’s new campaign contribution limits.
The court agreed to accept the case and scheduled oral arguments for Dec. 17. Senate President Andy Biggs and House Speaker Andy Tobin want the Supreme Court to overturn the Court of Appeals’ injunction against HB2593, which dramatically raised contribution limits for state-level races.