The unanimous vote that Gov. Jan Brewer’s sales tax reform bill received in the House Ways and Means Committee is far from a sign of smooth sailing ahead.Read More »
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The state’s accounting system is on life support, but thanks to funding allocated last year by the governor and the Legislature it’s getting an overhaul that officials say is long overdue.Read More »
The pledge that for years has been a holy grail of anti-tax conservatism is dwindling in popularity at the Copper Dome.
Only 11 lawmakers, including just one of 17 Republicans in the Senate, have signed the Americans for Tax Reform’s Taxpayer Protection Pledge. Only two of the 14 new Republican lawmakers this session have signed.
Imagine logging on to Facebook one day and trolling a friend’s page for new photos and status updates, and finding instead a notice that he is a registered sex offender.Read More »
An Arizona House committee has given initial approval to a bill making it easier for police officers to detain people believed to be a danger to themselves or others because of a mental issue.Read More »
A Republican state senator is gaining bipartisan support for bills that would reform Arizona’s medical marijuana law rather than repealing it, as one Republican lawmaker would prefer.
Sen. Kimberly Yee, R-Phoenix, introduced four bills late Monday that she says strengthen Arizona’s medical marijuana program, making it more workable in the long term.
Yee’s proposals come as Rep. John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills, wants voters to repeal the medical marijuana law in 2014 with a revote on the system narrowly approved by Arizona voters in 2010.
In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook massacre, the call to address problems with the mental-health system and keep guns from mentally ill people has been as persistent as the talk about restricting firearms.Read More »
Supporters of Arizona’s voter-approved medical marijuana system have released a new poll showing healthy support for the system.Read More »
A House Committee advanced a bill Thursday that would allow elected officials to more easily launch campaigns for another office without triggering Arizona's "Resign to Run" law.Read More »
A state lawmaker wants to keep the names of lottery winners private, saying the change would protect them from criminals and scam artists.
Rep. John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills, said his inspiration for HB 2082 is Matthew Good, a Fountain Hills resident who split a $587.5 million Powerball jackpot in November.