Under pressure from advocates and the 2012 re-election calendar, President Barack Obama on Tuesday enlisted a diverse group of elected officials and religious, business, labor and civil rights leaders to help build support for a long-stalled overhaul of the nation's immigration laws.Read More »
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A bill approved by the Arizona House Tuesday would allow the issuance of special license plates to commemorate the state's centennial.Read More »
Despite objections from fiscally conservative legislators, the Senate approved on Monday a measure that would allow businesses that meet certain requirements to pay a lower property tax.Read More »
The Senate beat the sine die clock on Monday to pass legislation that contains major changes to the state’s pension systems.
The measure, which backers said would head off a collapse of the public pension programs, advanced on a party-line vote, 21-9.
Three of Phoenix's nine City Council members face recall efforts.Read More »
A senior House Republican is working to revive one of the five immigration bills that the Senate killed last month.Read More »
The tentative budget agreement legislative leaders and Gov. Jan Brewer reached late Wednesday night slashes $1.14 billion from the budget and more forcefully reflects the ascent of fiscally conservative Republicans at the Capitol.Read More »
Arizona budget problems could snag legislation to provide Pinal County with $5 million to fight drug smugglers.Read More »
Arizona's Sept. 11 commemorative memorial is again under fire at the State Capitol. Legislation proposed for consideration by a Senate committee Tuesday would require removal of panels bearing 11 inscriptions that a supporter of the measure said are "offensive" and that detract from the memorial's purpose in honoring those killed and injured in the 2001 terrorist attacks.Read More »
Is it possible that Russell Pearce has a (gasp!) latent liberal side? A man known for his unswerving devotion to individual freedoms, the Arizona Senate president is showing that he can, under certain circumstances, embrace a bit of the nanny state and adopt a little of the collective-bargaining mentality.Read More »