Spice, a chemically treated blend of herbs marketed as incense but often smoked as an alternative to marijuana, is now illegal in Arizona.Read More »
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A divided Arizona Senate committee voted Wednesday to eliminate the cash-short state's Medicaid program and replace it with a much smaller system that would cover only a fraction of low-income people now served.Read More »
Although the legality of Arizona’s SB1070 has yet to be decided in court, that hasn’t stopped lawmakers from attempting to pass what backers describe as closing holes in existing laws but what critics call an even more sweeping immigration measure.Read More »
After a rocky start, the birthright legislation finally received committee approval on Feb. 22, overcoming the initial hurdle before the full Senate can debate and vote on the measure that is stirring so much raw emotion and is solidifying Arizona’s reputation as ground zero in the struggle to confront illegal immigration.Read More »
As lawmakers and the governor turn every stone and flip every couch cushion for any extra money, the debate about the expansion of gambling – and the money that it could bring to state and local coffers – flares around Arizona.Read More »
An influential legislator says Arizona should eliminate its Medicaid program because neither the cash-short state nor the debt-ridden federal government can afford it.Read More »
A Colt revolver that was popular in the West in the late19th Century would be designated as Arizona's official state firearm under a new bill introduced in the Legislature.Read More »
An Arizona legislative committee is set to consider a sweeping bill Tuesday that targets illegal immigrants in housing, public benefits and the workplace.Read More »
An Arizona jury has sentenced a border activist to death in the 2009 murder of a young girl and her father.Read More »
A mere “cleanup” it is not.
That is critics’ response to the late introduction of an immigration bill authored by Senate President Russell Pearce.