Arizona legislators are in a crunch time in their 2012 regular session. This is the last week for most House and Senate committees to consider bills, and many committee agendas for this week are packed with legislation recently approved by the other chamber.Read More »
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The House Ethics Committee will meet March 13 to consider an ethics complaint against Tucson Democrat Daniel Patterson after an ex-girlfriend claimed he physically assaulted her.Read More »
Senators on Thursday narrowly approved a proposal that more comprehensively defines bullying and also requires charter schools to adopt anti-bullying policies.Read More »
The top-elected officials from Arizona’s largest cities are sending a strong message to the state Legislature: Stop interfering with local decision-making.Read More »
With the cash-strapped Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission on the verge of going broke and the threat of yet more legal action looming, the Senate Appropriations Committee voted Tuesday to give the remapping panel just a single dollar in funding for the rest of the fiscal year.Read More »
A proposal to provide Arizona's nearly broke redistricting commission with more money gets its first legislative hearing Tuesday.Read More »
Majority Republicans at the Arizona Legislature are moving to grab control over energy policy from state utility regulators in a move that supporters say would help protect consumers but that critics say puts at risk growth of the state's solar industry.Read More »
The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission hoped for the best but prepared for the worst, authorizing its attorneys to take legal action if the Legislature doesn’t swiftly approve extra funding it will need before the end of the fiscal year.Read More »
In an effort to clear his name of allegations that he roughed up his ex-girlfriend and former campaign manager, Rep. Daniel Patterson turned over documents today alleging the woman has a criminal history involving drugs, domestic violence and theft, and was barred from practicing law in California.Read More »
The cash-strapped Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission will meet on Friday to discuss its ongoing budget problems.
The meeting – the IRC’s first since January – comes as the commission faces the possibility of running out of money before June 30, the end of the 2012 fiscal year. And uncertainty over the 2013 budget is even greater.