SB1062 forced the Arizona business community to push back against Republicans in the Legislature and take a more active role in opposing legislation many viewed as bad for business and Arizona’s image. And while maintaining the bill was mischaracterized following the outcry over the intent, some Republican leaders were wary to take on other headline-grabbing controversial measures this year.Read More »
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Arizona senators voted against reimbursing Glendale for part of the public safety costs the city expects to rack up while playing host to the Super Bowl in 2015.Read More »
A bill to allow Glendale to be reimbursed up to $2 million for public safety costs associated with playing host to the 2015 Super Bowl made headway in the Senate last week, but not without some concern of Arizona lawmakers.Read More »
An anti-human trafficking bill championed by the wife of U.S. Sen. John McCain will now go to Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, also a vocal supporter of the bill.Read More »
The Phoenix mayor plans to host a public Super Bowl party in preparation for the big event coming to Arizona next year.Read More »
The governor’s Task Force on Human Trafficking wants lawmakers to enact tougher penalties on pimps who sell underage prostitutes and customers who pay them, while easing punishments against child prostitutes and treating them more as victims under the law.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer traveled in style to Super Bowl XLVII over the weekend with an all-star cast that included a prominent Arizona entrepreneur and philanthropist, an All-Pro football star and an Academy Award nominee.Read More »
An Arizona utility has given preliminary approval for a $1 million donation to help produce the 2015 Super Bowl in Glendale.Read More »
The Super Bowl is fast approaching and, on a whim, you buy a brand new 60-inch plasma TV, maxing out your credit card. Upon bringing the TV home, you conclude that you must upgrade your cable package to high definition so as to make the most of your extravagant purchase.Read More »
Sports and politics became intertwined when civil rights activists targeted the Super Bowl as they fought Arizona's refusal to observe the Dr. Martin Luther King holiday in the early 1990s.
Two decades later, Arizona is again caught in a tangle of balls and bills. The focal point this time is the state's illegal immigration laws, and the forum for dissent is Major League Baseball's All-Star Game.