Rep. Bob Thorpe locked down his Twitter account, barred reporters from following it and erased several comments after Democrats and civil rights activists called several of his tweets racially insensitive.Read More »
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The Arizona-based Goldwater Institute responded harshly Friday to the Democratic Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin's Aug. 6 letter inquiring into its position on stand-your-ground laws and connections to the American Legislative Exchange Council.Read More »
An Arizona lawmaker wants to help more foster children have access to a college education, giving them a period to transition between their childhood and entering the adult world.Read More »
In California, a new law makes it a crime for a dog to pursue a bear or bobcat at any time.
In Illinois, it’s now illegal to sell, trade or distribute shark fins.
The National Conference of State Legislatures has compiled a list of laws around the country that went into effect Jan. 1. Here are others, as described by the NCSL.
Two state lawmakers say Arizona stands to lose big if the federal government terminates its fresh tomato importation trade agreement with Mexico.Read More »
The number of Arizona homes in some stage of the foreclosure process continued to slowly drop in August.Read More »
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is a working on a book about one of the Republican Party's most contentious issues: immigration.Read More »
The threat of a hurricane may have upended the schedule for the Republican National Convention, but the coming rains did not appear to worry Arizona delegates as they arrived in Tampa this weekend.Read More »
States that expand their Medicaid programs under President Barack Obama's health care law may end up saving thousands of lives, a medical journal report released Wednesday indicates.Read More »
No longer a backburner issue, immigration is roiling the presidential contest as President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney seek to court the nation's swelling Hispanic population. The outcome could influence political battle lines and shape American politics for generations.Read More »