Saying Arizonans have "God-given rights to defend themselves,'' the state House voted Wednesday to let anyone with a permit to carry a concealed weapon bring it into many public buildings.Read More »
A bill that would prohibit novice drivers from using cellphones except in emergencies advanced Thursday through the House Transportation Committee.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer is going to get the last word on whether Arizona business owners can cite their religion as a reason to turn away gays -- and maybe others.Read More »
The Legislature has the authority, and indeed the responsibility, to protect our children. We cannot wait for another investigation to be completed before we act. We must do it now.Read More »
Opponents of a law that dramatically raises Arizona’s campaign contribution limits filed suit in Maricopa County Superior Court after the Arizona Supreme Court declined to take the case.Read More »
The Arizona Supreme Court is declining to consider a lawsuit aiming to block an increase in state campaign-contribution limits.Read More »
The Arizona Supreme Court declined to accept a case challenging the state’s new campaign contribution limits.
In a Tuesday afternoon order, Justice Robert Brutinel wrote that the court would not accept a petition for special action filed by opponents of HB2593, who hoped to bypass the lower courts and go straight to the Supreme Court. Brutinel did not elaborate on the high court’s reason for declining jurisdiction in the case.
Opponents of a bill that dramatically raises the state’s campaign contribution limits are asking the Arizona Supreme Court to strike it down before it goes into effect in two months, arguing that the measure violates the Voter Protection Act.Read More »
Rep. Victoria Steele said House Minority Leader Chad Campbell threatened to kill her legislation and committee assignments next year in retaliation for her endorsement of Fred DuVal in the 2014 governor’s race.Read More »
The award for best legislative batting average for the session — the calculation of bills introduced versus bills signed into law — goes to Rep. David Livingston, a freshman Republican lawmaker from Peoria who has been vocally critical of the governor.Read More »