A sharply divided Arizona House has given final approval to a bill lowering the property tax rate assessed on fixtures and other so-called "personal property" businesses own if they expand and add jobs.Read More »
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Almost four months after voters rejected a similar measure, the Arizona Senate approved a resolution Monday that could send another state sovereignty measure to voters in November 2014.Read More »
Some teachers or administrators in rural schools and retired police officers working in any Arizona school would be allowed to carry a gun under a proposal approved by a Senate committee Tuesday.Read More »
With the committee deadline to hear bills in their chamber of origin passed, the major work of weeding out bills is done. But like weeds, bills are never really dead, and can sprout back up at any time before the session ends.Read More »
Reversing its stance just a year ago, the Senate today rejected – three times – a proposal to prohibit automatic paycheck deductions for union dues.Read More »
The Arizona House of Representatives has approved a bill that shifts to workers the burden of proving that they're eligible for unemployment insurance benefits.Read More »
Calling the Capitol a soft target for terrorist threats that could decapitate the state and destabilize the nation, Republican Rep. John Allen of Scottsdale is pitching a plan to install a full vehicle barrier around the Capitol complex.Read More »
By using a loophole in Proposition 108 that may allow her to sidestep the need to get a two-thirds vote for her Medicaid expansion plan, Gov. Jan Brewer would be putting an unprecedented amount of power in her AHCCCS director’s hands.Read More »
The latest attempt to create a statewide ban on texting while driving is stalled at the Legislature.Read More »
Supporters of former Senate President Russell Pearce weren’t able to stop his foes from putting him on a recall ballot in 2011.
But stopping the next recall effort may be a lot easier.