The Senate polled its members last week to find out if there’s support for holding a special session to extend unemployment benefits following discussions between legislative leaders and Gov. Jan Brewer, who is pushing for it.Read More »
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Gov. Jan Brewer wants legislators to act in special session to prevent a cutoff of 20 weeks of extended unemployment benefits that are now at risk because Arizona's unemployment rate has dropped.Read More »
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a bill to change Arizona's four public employee retirement systems.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a bill meant to prevent labor unions from using members’ dues for political activities.Read More »
Arizona employers face a temporary tax increase to help the state repay loans provided by the federal government to pay for unemployment benefits.Read More »
A legislative economic panel, whose recommendations legislators typically use in forecasting how much cash the state will get, has downgraded its revenue forecast for next year.Read More »
The Senate beat the sine die clock on Monday to pass legislation that contains major changes to the state’s pension systems.
The measure, which backers said would head off a collapse of the public pension programs, advanced on a party-line vote, 21-9.
Call it the ultimate going-home bill: House Speaker Kirk Adams is making an eleventh-hour push to win support for a series of reforms to the state pension programs before the legislative session ends.Read More »
Individuals and employers in Arizona would be able to buy health insurance policies across state lines under legislation that would excuse out-of-state insurers and possibly in-state ones from Arizona's coverage mandates.Read More »
Majority Republicans were divided as the Arizona Senate approved a temporary tax increase on employers to repay borrowing for unemployment benefits.Read More »