Mining companies and other businesses will be allowed to keep environmental studies secret, even if they detail possible pollution problems, under industry-backed legislation that gained final House approval Monday. Under the measure headed to Republican Gov. Jan Brewer, environmental audits generally could not be used as evidence in civil cases.Read More »
It's been a year since the Fiesta Bowl scandal embarrassed legislators, but at least some Arizona lawmakers still like their perks. The Arizona Diamondbacks have again offered free tickets to legislators for the baseball team's first game of the season, and a team executive said Tuesday that at least 40 of the 90 senators and representatives have accepted so far.Read More »
Won over by her legislative experience, Maricopa County’s supervisors today picked Rep. Judy Burges to replace former Sen. Scott Bundgaard.
Burges, who has been a lawmaker since 2005, became the Senate’s newest member later in the afternoon, when she took her oath of office and was promptly escorted to her new seat.
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors will meet this morning to pick a replacement for Sen. Scott Bundgaard, who resigned earlier this month in the midst of an ethics hearing into a domestic violence incident he had with a girlfriend last year.Read More »
Republican leaders have picked three prospects to replace former Republican state Sen. Scott Bundgaard of Peoria.Read More »
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The Legislature has decided to give Arizona residents the option to donate more of their income to the state each tax cycle, even though many lawmakers say the whole thing is a waste of time.Read More »
The House today gave preliminary approval to a bill that will require presidential candidates to prove their citizenship before their names can appear on an Arizona ballot. The provision, which came in the form of a floor amendment to a ...Read More »
The House today will consider an amendment that would require presidential candidates to prove their citizenship before their names can appear on an Arizona ballot.Read More »
A Skull Valley Republican has filed a bill that would require all presidential candidates to submit proof that they were born in the United States if they want to be included on the ballot in Arizona.Read More »