After the approach was compared to prison scenes in the movie “Cool Hand Luke,” a Mesa lawmaker took the first step Monday toward ending the practice of placing unruly schoolchildren in isolation rooms.Read More »
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Arizona's Secretary of State is adjusting funding limits for candidates using Clean Elections money to run their campaigns.Read More »
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer says she won't change her mind and allow illegal immigrants granted legal status by President Barack Obama get driver's licenses.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer today announced her plans for simplifying Arizona’s complicated sales tax system, which followed recommendations from a task force on eliminating the multiple jurisdictions and layers of bureaucracy that businesses face in paying transaction privilege taxes.Read More »
A lawyer who has worked for the Arizona Attorney General's Office since 1991 has been appointed to the Arizona Court of Appeals.Read More »
Saying the state’s gas tax is “dying and never coming back,’’ a Democratic lawmaker wants to study tax alternatives and allow the Department of Transportation to run pilot programs testing the ideas.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer asked the Arizona Board of Regents to support her controversial AHCCCS expansion plan, arguing that it would free up general fund money for higher education.
The regents, the majority of whom are Brewer appointees, quickly granted her request, passing a resolution in support of both her overall budget plan and her proposal to increase Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
For the most part, Arizona lawmakers appear to have stepped back from the trenches of the states’ rights issue after years of incessant fighting with the federal government.Read More »
A proposal by Arizona House Speaker Andy Tobin to increase a tax credit given to businesses that invest in research and development by 200 percent could be just one of many pushed by Republicans again this year in the Legislature.Read More »
This week's most outstanding quips, gibes and utterances from Arizona's political arena.Read More »