“You’d see Arizona State do the very best under that system. I think you’d see the University of Arizona relegated to a lesser tier … and I think you’d see NAU fold up.” — Regent Ernest Calderon, on a proposal to replace the Board of Regents with an independent board of trustees for each university.Read More »
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The Arizona Senate gave initial approval Wednesday to a bill that would prevent most government agencies from banning guns in their buildings and events unless they install airport-style security screening.Read More »
Almost four years after witnessing the Virginia Tech shooting, Colin Goddard, who still has scars from three bullet wounds and a metal rod in his leg, spoke out Tuesday against proposed Arizona legislation that would allow guns on college campuses.Read More »
Arguing that the move would make it easier to secure the chamber, Senate President Russell Pearce on Tuesday issued a memo saying press conferences that are open to the public will no longer be allowed inside the Arizona Senate building.Read More »
Lacking the numbers to block Republican-run legislation, Democratic legislators are resorting to sarcasm to highlight what one described as “ridiculous” measures that are advancing.Read More »
A state lawmaker wants Arizona voters to decide whether to eliminate public funding for political campaigns, a change that would do away with the Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission.Read More »
A state senator wants stiffer penalties for owners or renters of properties that are used for drop houses, saying it would make them more likely to turn against leaders of smuggling rings.Read More »
Although the legality of Arizona’s SB1070 has yet to be decided in court, that hasn’t stopped lawmakers from attempting to pass what backers describe as closing holes in existing laws but what critics call an even more sweeping immigration measure.Read More »
As lawmakers and the governor turn every stone and flip every couch cushion for any extra money, the debate about the expansion of gambling – and the money that it could bring to state and local coffers – flares around Arizona.Read More »
A mere “cleanup” it is not.
That is critics’ response to the late introduction of an immigration bill authored by Senate President Russell Pearce.