A Senate panel on Tuesday approved a bill to automatically qualify honorably discharged military veterans for a program that allows them to pay in-state tuition in colleges and universities.Read More »
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The Arizona Legislative Latino Caucus today made it clear they believe maintaining districts that are practically guaranteed to send Hispanic lawmakers to the Legislature is more important than creating competitive districts.Read More »
Of the 841 bills filed by lawmakers as of 5 p.m. Jan. 26, more than 10 percent deal in some way with education-related issues. A total of 97 education bills have been filed in the two chambers. For a listing and status of all the bills filed so far in the First Regular Session of the 50th Legislature, see our bill summaries in Section B. Bill titles courtesy of Arizona Capitol Reports.Read More »
Sources say Brewer is expected to call a special session tomorrow to give her authority to ask the federal government for a waiver from the maintenance of effort requirements imposed on the state by the federal health care overhaul.Read More »
Officials at the state agency devoted to early childhood development are studying the governor’s proposal to borrow $330 million for one day and use the money to balance the state’s budget shortfall.Read More »
Arizona Capitol Times reporter Luige Del Puerto talks about the real work that will begin at the Legislature this week.Read More »
House Minority Leader Chad Campbell takes the reins of a Democratic caucus whose numbers are so depleted that it risks being reduced to observer status in the 50th Legislature.Read More »
Legislative leaders, who remember the confusion peculiar to being a new lawmaker, are working to help freshmen members begin working effectively as soon as possible, especially since they make up one-third of the House seats this year.Read More »
The guns-on-campus bill is back. And John Kavanagh has a new plan to stop an education association from using taxpayer money to influence elections.
Both proposals were among the 20 bills that lawmakers had filed as of Dec. 22 in anticipation of the upcoming legislative session, which will kick off Jan. 10.
Yellow Sheet Report editor Jim Small talks about the budget challenges state lawmakers will face when the Legislature convenes in January.Read More »