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.
The day-by-day, play-by-play account of how one of the most sweeping tax cut packages was passed.Read More »
“I honestly don’t know.” — OSPB Director John Arnold, when asked whether the jobs bill would generate more revenue than it costs the state.Read More »
A Democratic state lawmaker says it’s time to close what he calls a gap in state law that allows people to purchase firearms at gun shows without the same background check required at shops.Read More »
Weeks after the shooting in Tucson, sellers at an Arizona gun show allowed undercover investigators hired by New York City to buy semiautomatic pistols even after they said they probably couldn't pass a background check, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Monday.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 »
Even though Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission members have yet to be chosen, some groups already are preparing for the inevitable tug-of-maps to come in the rearranging of Arizona’s congressional and legislative districts.Read More »