On a day of heavy lifting, senators debated and approved more than two dozen bills that deal with a wide array of subjects, from the film tax credits to preference in adoption.Read More »
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Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce says several new pieces of illegal immigration legislation will start advancing again in the Senate sooner rather than later.Read More »
Advocates for a more direct action against federal overreach suffered a major setback on Tuesday when the Senate once again rejected a proposal that would have allowed Arizona to nullify a federal law by a simple vote of its Legislature.Read More »
Arizona is one step closer to making an historic Colt revolver the state's official firearm.Read More »
A major payday lender has agreed to pay as much as $170,000 to settle a consumer fraud lawsuit filed by the Arizona Attorney General in 2009.Read More »
Senate President Russell Pearce has decided to limit the media’s access to legislators while on the Senate floor, although he maintained it’s not a “new rule.”Read More »
The Nogales Police Department's data for 2010 shows an 11 percent drop from the previous year in serious crimes like homicides, rapes, robberies and assaults. Now, city leaders, residents and businesspeople say it’s unfair that Nogales is often portrayed as rife with conflict and bloodshed from drug cartels.Read More »
Maricopa County has added more people – almost a million – than any other U.S. county in the past decade, but that growth has slowed substantially since the economy soured, according Census Bureau estimates released Monday.Read More »
Scott Bundgaard remains majority leader of the Arizona Senate after a closed caucus of Republicans met amid controversy over his involvement in an alleged domestic violence incident.
Meanwhile, Sen. Ron Gould, the Ethics Committee chairman, is still mulling the mechanics of a potential Ethics Committee hearing into the incident.
The Arizona Senate Ethics Committee's chairman says he's willing to have a hearing on Senate Majority Leader Scott Bundgaard but doesn't want to do anything that could taint any possible future criminal proceedings.Read More »