The cozy relationship between lawmakers and lobbyists could get a little less familiar under a proposed ethics overhaul that seeks to give the public a more detailed look into Arizona politics.Read More »
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A Republican state senator is gaining bipartisan support for bills that would reform Arizona’s medical marijuana law rather than repealing it, as one Republican lawmaker would prefer.
Sen. Kimberly Yee, R-Phoenix, introduced four bills late Monday that she says strengthen Arizona’s medical marijuana program, making it more workable in the long term.
Yee’s proposals come as Rep. John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills, wants voters to repeal the medical marijuana law in 2014 with a revote on the system narrowly approved by Arizona voters in 2010.
A Connecticut lawmaker has apologized after saying in a Facebook post that shooting victim and former Arizona U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords should "stay out of my towns."Read More »
Rep. David Schweikert of Arizona appears ready to get back in the good graces of Republican leaders in Congress.Read More »
As the 51st Legislative Session approaches, the state’s redistricting commission is preparing to negotiate with lawmakers, once again, over money.Read More »
While Joe Arpaio’s political dominance carried him to a sixth term as Maricopa County sheriff, his 2012 re-election reveals a geographically divided electorate and dwindling support among Republican-leaning suburbanites.Read More »
Arizona Republican Party Chairman Tom Morrissey wants U.S. House Speaker John Boehner to reinstate Congressman David Schweikert to a prominent committee posting after the second-term Republican was ousted following the election.Read More »
State Sen.-elect Steve Farley, D-Tucson, said he will reintroduce legislation next year to ban texting while driving, despite repeated rejections in the House, noting that the rest of the country has finally caught up with his idea.Read More »
Pima County Recorder F. Ann Rodriguez was a big proponent of the Permanent Early Voter List. In in 2007, she suggested creating it and then testified at the Legislature on behalf of the idea.Read More »
An Arizona congressman is questioning why an Iraqi native charged with detonating a homemade explosive device outside a federal building hadn't been deported despite his criminal history and being denied citizenship.Read More »