The Arizona Senate has rejected a proposed ballot measure to declare that the state has sovereignty over the air, water and other natural resources within its boundaries.Read More »
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Arizona may join Utah in demanding that the federal government surrender control of millions of acres of public land to the state. Arizona legislation that appeared dead a month ago was approved Monday by the state House.Read More »
State nullification — the idea that states can override federal mandates or legislation they feel is unconstitutional — has become popular in recent years, although it has been shot down in the Legislature several times.Read More »
Federal authorities who accused Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office of civil rights allegations say the county's top prosecutor can find facts to back up the allegations in the sheriff's own records.Read More »
The Arizona Department of Transportation is seeking nearly $40 million in federal highway dollars for two projects it says are critical to moving interstate goods.Read More »
A state House committee has killed legislation that attempts to force the federal government to give up claims to public lands in Arizona.Read More »
Arizona won an $11.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to continue efforts to improve the state's lowest-performing schools.Read More »
Some Western lawmakers are pushing for a showdown with Washington over federally-controlled land, picking a fight on an issue that they say puts an economic stranglehold on their states.Read More »
The hearing officially concerned the Department of Interior’s proposed 2013 budget, but most lawmakers instead took turns Wednesday drilling Secretary Ken Salazar on issues from around the country, including one in southeast Arizona.Read More »
Shine a light on cooperation: State lawmakers actually work with the feds on some things, like solar power
On several policy matters like climate change and health care, Arizona often butts heads with the U.S. government.
But step outside the Capitol mall, and you’ll see a modern building with solar panels on its rooftop.