An Arizona legislative committee is set to consider a sweeping bill Tuesday that targets illegal immigrants in housing, public benefits and the workplace.Read More »
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Which veteran lawmaker is tone-deaf? Which one would pass out campaign yo-yos if she could? One even says she eats dessert first if it is available “just in case something happens” that would prevent her from enjoying it later. The 50th Legislature, which started in January, features 31 women lawmakers, which is an increase of three over the 49th Legislature’s total of 28. While this group grapples with the most daunting budget situation ever in Arizona, we wanted to find out how much hope they have in the legislative process and what they think their co-workers might say about them. We gave each woman lawmaker the chance to answer a four-question survey, with the caveat that each answer could only be two sentences.Read More »
Arizona Capitol Times reporter Evan Wyloge discusses the way Arizona lawmakers are working to write laws that prohibit federal oversight on a number of fronts.Read More »
The Arizona House on Monday is scheduled to consider bills to place new restrictions on abortions.Read More »
An amended pension-reform bill, sponsored by Arizona Speaker of the House Kirk Adams, barely survived a stormy House committee hearing on Thursday.Read More »
Vowing to push back against Washington, the state Senate's majority Republicans want Arizona to join other states in a compact to challenge the federal health care overhaul and its mandates on individuals.Read More »
This is one of a series of biographical sketches Cronkite News Service is producing about new members of the Arizona State Legislature. Each follows this format and includes a mugshot and video.Read More »
Requiring that all meetings of public bodies include time for the public to express concerns and introduce issues would make government more open and interactive, a state lawmaker contends.Read More »
Arizona's redistricting commission meets for the first time later this month as it reconstitutes itself to start the process of drawing new congressional and legislative districts for use in the coming decade.Read More »
Despite strong objections from Democrats and some Republicans, the Senate leadership Tuesday evening pushed ahead to debate the jobs bill, a maneuver that moves the business-tax-cutting legislation closer to passage.
Having cleared the debate, the bill now goes to the full Senate for a formal “aye” or “nay” vote, which is expected on Wednesday, Feb. 16.
Whether the measure has sufficient support to pass — it needs only 16 votes — is uncertain.