When lawmakers approved the state budget in March, they were staring at low revenue expectations and a deficit that forced them to make large, unpopular cuts from higher education, social services and other government programs.Read More »
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With the latest JLBC monthly fiscal highlights showing revenues exceeding projections to the tune of $233 million, talk of budget revisions has increased among Republicans in the Legislature. Several Republicans said if the Legislature has to go into a special session for redistricting, or any of the other looming issues that could lead to a special session, they want the governor to include budget revisions in his call.Read More »
If a little sunshine is the best medicine, Arizona legislators seem afraid to take their proper dosage.Read More »
Arizona House Republicans who won their elections met this afternoon to select a new leadership team, and chose Republican Rep. David Gowan of Sierra Vista for speaker of the House.Read More »
Former Brewer general counsel Joe Kanefield is now representing a coalition of bipartisan legislators, business groups and a former governor in an amicus brief filed today with the Supreme Court urging the justices to overturn the appellate court ruling that allowed 36 Republican legislators to challenge Medicaid expansion.Read More »
Lawmakers have tabled language granting investigators with the Office of Child Welfare Investigations police powers in a limited scope.Read More »
WASHINGTON – Good things can come in small packages – even if those small packages ultimately add up to one, big $3.9 trillion package.Read More »
Experts offered lawmakers some grim statistics Wednesday on cancer in Arizona, including a forecast of 11,400 deaths this year and a 50 percent increase in cancer cases by 2050.Read More »
Against the odds, a new bill has been introduced to ban free tickets from lobbyists for sporting and entertainment events.Read More »
WASHINGTON – Visas to enter the U.S. are typically a hot commodity: The government stopped taking applications for its 2014 allotment of 65,000 H-1B work visas after just four days, for example.
But not the T-visa.