Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed bills approving 11 new special license plates, including one to commemorate the tea party and send donations toward the movement.Read More »
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Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission system was established in 2000 to bring transparency and accountability to what had traditionally been a behind-closed-doors process, and to eliminate the incentive to protect incumbent lawmakers’ election odds using creative line drawing.
Now, two former state lawmakers are spearheading a campaign that uses online software to up the ante.
Reeling from a veto in early April of a bill that would have dramatically expanded a tax credit program for private school scholarships, pro-school-choice legislators deleted the provisions Gov. Jan Brewer cited in her veto message.Read More »
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The final compromise on impact fees contained several big provisions, but it mostly hinged on the definition of “necessary public services” that development fees would be used to pay for.Read More »
Late last year, the city of Mesa won a hard-fought court case over its use of impact fees to pay for cultural facilities, a use that homebuilders and others howled was an egregious abuse of the law allowing municipalities to impose a fee on new development so that growth pays for itself.Read More »
The unexpected part of Adams' announcement today was that Kyl was not only endorsing him, but will be the honorary chair of the campaign.Read More »
Brewer vetoes interstate compact bill on health, measure allowing purchase of out-of-state insurance
Arguing that it upsets the separation of powers set up in the state constitution, Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a proposal that would have directed her to enter into a compact with another state to ensure residents aren’t coerced into buying health insurance.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer has vetoed a bill to require two most populous cities to consider awarding contracts to private businesses to perform some city services.Read More »
Arizona is getting an official firearm — the Colt Single-Action Army revolver.Read More »