Lawmakers are signaling that there won’t be any increases to the higher education budget, even as the Arizona Board of Regents works toward two goals that will require more money from the state – an end to tuition increases and a funding formula based on performance.Read More »
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It looks like the Goldwater Institute will have a greater presence at the Legislature next session.Read More »
Arizonans responding to an open invitation from one of the state's legislative leaders overwhelmingly think lawmakers should reject all gifts, no matter how small.Read More »
A Capitol railbird today said the letter of support for Pearce that Biggs and Pierce are circulating among caucus members was a bad idea. “I would not have done that,” the longtime Capitol observer said.Read More »
Some of Arizona’s loudest and most influential voices in education will be silenced in future elections due to a law aimed squarely at keeping the Arizona School Boards Association off the campaign trail.
In response to ASBA’s financial largesse during the 2010 cycle on a couple of ballot measures, the Legislature passed HB2002, which prohibits school districts from spending money for membership in any association that attempts to influence the outcome of an election.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer will likely move the state's presidential-preference election up a month to Jan. 31 to draw GOP candidates and national attention to the state.Read More »
Given the Legislature’s recent propensity to override local control on city issues, a proposal to consolidate municipal elections likely has enough support to reach Gov. Jan Brewer’s desk. But if the governor’s attitude toward local control is any guide, it may not get as much support on the Ninth Floor.Read More »
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge is prepared to rule in favor of a special fund that was swept in 2009 to balance the state budget, but he is not likely to order the Legislature to return the nearly $20 million it took.Read More »
A judge has upheld Pima County's ban on consumer fireworks.Read More »
Two new laws regulating abortion discriminate against women who want to use the abortion pill and physician assistants and nurses who dispense it, Planned Parenthood alleged Wednesday in court filings that seek to keep the new measures from taking effect.Read More »