Sponsors of legislation targeting automatic citizenship granted to U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants say they plan to formally introduce their bills in the Arizona House and Senate on Thursday.Read More »
Last year, Brewer and the Republican-led Legislature adopted a budget plan that relied on revenues that never materialized. This year, the governor is proposing Medicaid cuts that the federal government may disapprove or worse, state courts may strike down as illegal.Read More »
A proposal to legalize gambling at Arizona dog and horse tracks has once again surfaced at the Legislature.Read More »
Despite vigorous objections from Democrats, Republican-controlled House and Senate panels gave Jan Brewer the authority to ask for the feds' permission to drastically scale back subsidized medical coverage for Arizonans.Read More »
The time isn’t right for the Arizona Supreme Court to rule on the eligibility of nominees for the Independent Redistricting Commission, the state’s solicitor general argued in briefs filed Jan. 14.Read More »
The House of Representatives will cut short its first work week of the legislative session in light of Saturday’s deadly shooting in Tucson.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer eventually will release the agenda she planned to outline in her State of the State address, but has no plans for when or how she’ll do that.Read More »
“Whether I endorse somebody or not probably doesn’t mean a damn thing anymore.” — Clark Dierks, whose term as Coconino County GOP chairman just ended, commenting on the confusion over which candidate he was endorsing in the state party chairman’s race.Read More »
With the legislative session about to start, a commission appointed by Gov. Jan Brewer has missed a year-end deadline to recommend steps that the state can take to privatize services and improve efficiency of programs.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.