Governor-elect Doug Ducey campaigned on the slogan “opportunity for all.” For some lawmakers, the biggest opportunity he’ll bring is a chance to pass pet bills that fell victim to Gov. Jan Brewer’s veto stamp.Read More »
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Gov. Jan Brewer signed two bills Thursday creating a new independent agency to handle reports of child abuse and neglect.Read More »
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is set to act on more bills sent to her by Arizona lawmakers as they wrapped up the 2014 legislative session last week.Read More »
The Arizona Legislature is apparently paying attention to Gov. Jan Brewer's message that she won't sign any bills until she sees a budget she can approve on her desk.Read More »
Hundreds of bills were left for dead in the House and Senate in February as some lawmakers failed to meet a crucial deadline to advance their legislative priorities in a timely manner.Read More »
With the start of the 2014 legislative session less than two weeks away, lawmakers are already introducing bills — and many of those measures are familiar to the Capitol community.Read More »
To curtail the inappropriate influence of money in politics, Arizona law prohibits lobbyists from contributing to lawmakers’ campaign committees while the Legislature is in session.Read More »
Arizona, other states retaliate against ‘revenge porn’
Sparked by a new law approved by the California legislature this fall, Arizona is one of several states where lawmakers are proposing bills to criminalize “revenge porn.”
Arizona business leaders were in Washington to lobby the state’s congressional delegation on immigration reform Tuesday, just the latest in a string of groups trying to pressure Congress on the issue.Read More »
This year marked a recent low in proposed legislation, with only 1,158 bills introduced and 256 signed into law, compared to 1,395 and 362 respectively last year.
There were also fewer “kooky” bills than in past years, and fewer of Arizona’s proposed laws made fewer national headlines this year than in previous sessions.