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Pro-life lawmakers looking to chip away at groups that help women get abortion services passed a bill Tuesday that essentially wipes away the ability to make tax-deductible contributions to organizations like Planned Parenthood Arizona.
Backers defended the legislation by saying Arizona law already prohibits the use of public funds for abortion. The bill, for them, reinforces this position.
Four state senators in Arizona have filed amended disclosure reports saying they received gifts from the Fiesta Bowl as the bowl faces criticism for giving lawmakers tickets to sporting events and picking up their costs for junkets.Read More »
A "flat tax" bill to rewrite the state individual income tax is nearing the finish line at the Legislature, setting the stage for changes that would have the Arizona's wealthiest taxpayers paying less while nearly nine of every 10 Arizonans pay more.Read More »
The Senate Appropriations Committee Tuesday gave its stamp of approval to a proposal that would give Pinal County’s Republican sheriff $5 million to help fight smugglers.Read More »
The Senate budget’s most novel aspect is the clearest indication of the chamber’s ideological moorings yet.Read More »
Sen. Steve Gallardo, a Phoenix Democrat, gestures during an impassioned speech on the Senate floor. Gallardo and some of his Senate Democratic colleagues occasionally use humor to lampoon bills they dislike, but have no power to stop.Read More »
The state Senate's majority leader refused to resign from the Legislature on Monday as he drew bipartisan criticism over a roadside altercation with a woman who was his girlfriend at the time.Read More »
In a highly emotional vote, the Senate on Thursday approved a bill that loosens restrictions carrying firearms to most public places.Read More »
“You’d see Arizona State do the very best under that system. I think you’d see the University of Arizona relegated to a lesser tier … and I think you’d see NAU fold up.” — Regent Ernest Calderon, on a proposal to replace the Board of Regents with an independent board of trustees for each university.Read More »