Fifteen legislators have announced this year that they will retire or seek another office rather than run for re-election to the Legislature.Read More »
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Despite being elected by his colleagues as Majority Leader last session, Rep. Steve Court announced today that he would not be seeking re-election this year.Read More »
This week’s most outstanding quips, jibes and utterances.Read More »
A state lawmaker wants Arizona voters to decide in November whether to allow a lower minimum wage for tipped workers and younger part-time and temporary employees.Read More »
Lawmakers enjoyed the relative shortness of their 100-day session, but they may pay for the handful of issues they left unaddressed with one or more special sessions.
Unemployment benefits, tax code changes and Gov. Jan Brewer’s personnel reform plan could bring legislators back to the Capitol.
A full list of the 50th Legislature membershipRead More »
The Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority may face a special audit to uncover how much Major League Baseball teams have spent on new spring training stadiums in recent years and whether the authority will be able to pay off its debt.Read More »
The Senate and the House approved a plan on May 13 that suspends a payment of $300 million to school districts until the next fiscal year and instead allows them to tap into their excess cash balances to cover ongoing expenses. The plan is part of a two-bill package aimed at solving a $650-million budget deficit in fiscal 2009.Read More »
Lawmakers on a House panel generally agreed an emergency measure intended to repair the fiscal 2009 budget amounts to bad policy, but the bill still managed to gain approval along a party-line vote. One by one, legislators explained their objection to using accounting gimmicks and raiding funding in schools' bank accounts.Read More »