Former Arizona Gov. Bruce Babbitt called for more active land preservation by the federal government Tuesday, criticizing what he called Washington’s neglect of public lands.Read More »
Yearly Archives: 2013
Hoping to lessen the crush of provisional ballots that delayed the final tally after the November election, the new Senate Elections Committee took its first step in changing the laws governing Arizona’s Permanent Early Voter List.Read More »
A Republican lawmaker is trying to revive a bill that would prohibit the enforcement of any new federal gun laws in Arizona. Lawyers had brought up concerns that the bill was unconstitutional and could force the state to mount a costly defense in court.Read More »
The House of Representatives today approved a measure requiring campaign material, advertisements and ballots to include warnings that it is difficult to change ballot measures once they are approved by Arizona voters.Read More »
A Republican state senator is gaining bipartisan support for bills that would reform Arizona’s medical marijuana law rather than repealing it, as one Republican lawmaker would prefer.
Sen. Kimberly Yee, R-Phoenix, introduced four bills late Monday that she says strengthen Arizona’s medical marijuana program, making it more workable in the long term.
Yee’s proposals come as Rep. John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills, wants voters to repeal the medical marijuana law in 2014 with a revote on the system narrowly approved by Arizona voters in 2010.
Gov. Jan Brewer has issued a declaration of emergency for parts of northern Arizona damaged by recent frigid temperatures.Read More »
It’s already illegal for felons to own a weapon. Now a bipartisan group of legislators want to make it illegal for them to even attempt to own one.Read More »
Brewer’s push to reform the state’s TPT system has already been opposed by cities, and Tobin says that any attempt to do so is almost certain to fail in his chamber if it includes provisions to scrap the prime contracting sales tax system.Read More »
Cities that have installed or wish to install photo radar systems along state highways would have to provide statistics on speeders and accidents if a lawmaker has her way.Read More »
Only 14,069 of the estimated 80,000 Arizonans eligible for deferred deportation had applied for the federal program through its first six months, a rate much lower than the nation as a whole.Read More »