Candidates will be able to raise twice the current campaign contribution limits from political committees if a bill approved by the House becomes law.Read More »
The House approved a measure that would repeal automatic benefit increases for new state employees, and change benefits for surviving family members of deceased Arizona state employees.Read More »
Small claims courts won’t be so small anymore if a bill approved by the House Tuesday becomes law.Read More »
House Speaker Andy Tobin hit a conservative bump in the road to getting his research tax credit bill into law when 14 Republican lawmakers voted against the measure on the floor Monday. However, Democrats voted for the measure, allowing it to pass.Read More »
When Kavanagh was debating some of the finer points of medical marijuana law, it came to his attention that the state still allows the sale and distribution of laetrile, a drug purported to cure cancer that was banned by the Food and Drug Administration decades ago.Read More »
A bill to set a low, state-wide penalty for violating local fireworks regulations sparked a debate in the House on Monday when Democrats argued the bill would take away local control and lead to possible catastrophe.Read More »
The practice of locking problem children in small confined rooms at school isn’t going to stop under HB2476, but supporters say at least parents will have the right to know their children can be in solitary confinement.Read More »
A bill to allow miniature horses in restaurants galloped through the House on Tuesday with only one dissenting vote, and will now head to the Senate.Read More »
With the committee deadline to hear bills in their chamber of origin passed, the major work of weeding out bills is done. But like weeds, bills are never really dead, and can sprout back up at any time before the session ends.Read More »
House Speaker Andy Tobin is sailing ahead in his attempt to pass a comprehensive long-term water plan for the state, even in the face of a flood of opposition from rural cities, counties, ranchers, farmers and conservationists.
Tobin’s marquee water legislation, HB2338, headed for a vote in the House Water and Agriculture Committee on Feb. 19. But when opponents showed up en masse, the committee decided not to hold a vote.