The House Appropriations Committee narrowly passed a bill Thursday that would require drug tests for anyone receiving unemployment benefits, even though some of the bill’s supporters admit that it could jeopardize the federal funding that helps pay for the benefits.Read More »
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Corporations and other entities would be able to keep confidential reports they prepare on environmental problems under legislation approved by the Arizona House.Read More »
Rep. Justin Olson introduced Gov. Jan Brewer’s personnel plan Tuesday, just in time for the 275-page bill to be heard in committee on Thursday.Read More »
Two anti-illegal immigration bills that were among a slew of measures last session that divided the Senate Republican caucus are stuck in committee and the odds of their passage appear dim.Read More »
Allowing owners of foreclosed homes to remain as renters for at least a year would stabilize neighborhoods and minimize the fallout for families, a state lawmaker contends.Read More »
Monday is the deadline for Arizona House members to introduce bills and other legislation for consideration in the current regular session.Read More »
For eight years, Juana Gutierrez has made her living as a threader, shaping eyebrows using looped cotton thread to pull hair out by the roots. The training she received from her mother while growing up is something no cosmetology school can provide, she said.Read More »
With both sides digging in, the hope of extending unemployment aid to jobless Arizonans appears to be fading.
Lawmakers are expected to resume the special session this afternoon, but the Legislature is more apt to close down the session without acting on the legislation than it is to approve the bills.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has until May 2 to act on the 168 bills now on her desk with the end of the Legislature's 2011 regular session.Read More »
Last-ditch efforts by social conservatives helped to successfully revive legislation that would extend the waiting period to file a divorce in some cases.Read More »