Gov. Jan Brewer's proposed overhaul of the state's complex sales tax collection system is moving forward in the Senate, even as negotiations continue to change it to allay fears from cities and towns and some lawmakers express concern it is too sweeping to be accomplished in one session.Read More »
A bill to scrap the requirement that high school students pass the AIMS test is heading to the governor’s desk after being approved by the House on Tuesday during a heated debate.Read More »
Faced with a chorus of criticism from LGBTQ groups and even some fellow lawmakers, Republican Rep. John Kavanagh of Scottsdale is modifying his “bathroom” bill – his reaction to Phoenix’s decision to expand its anti-discrimination ordinance to include sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.Read More »
The CEOs of American Airlines and US Airways told a U.S. Senate Judiciary subcommittee Tuesday that not only would a merger of their airlines not hurt Phoenix, it could bring more international flights to the city.Read More »
The Arizona Senate has given initial approval to a bill allowing lottery winners to keep their anonymity. Monday's voice vote leaves the legislation one vote away from final legislative passage.Read More »
The Arizona Senate approved a bill Monday that could arm teachers and administrators in rural schools.
The bill passed the Senate on a 17-11 party line vote, and now moves to the House. If approved by both chambers, the measure would allow certain school employees to carry concealed firearms in schools with fewer than 600 students that are more than 30 minutes and 20 miles from the nearest law enforcement agency.
This week's most outstanding quips, gibes and utterances.Read More »
A bill to remove the requirement that cities and counties publish public notices in a newspaper – and instead allow them to publish the notice only on the municipality’s website – was voted down in the House on Wednesday. But the battle over is far from over.Read More »
The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality declared today that one of its 36 superfund sites is safe, nearly 15 years and $12 million after the project began.Read More »
A new Arizona Supreme Court ruling upholds a state law that seeks to screen out flimsy medical-malpractice suits by requiring that plaintiffs have a testifying witness from the same medical specialty as the doctor being sued.Read More »