Gov. Jan Brewer on April 16 signed 25 bills, including legislation allowing most Arizonans to carry concealed weapons without permits, and a bill creating a one-year pilot program for the Department of Public Safety to use motion-detecting seismic sensors in rural areas where illegal immigration and cross-border drug trafficking are prevalent.Read More »
The deadline for registering to vote in the May 18 special election is late Monday night.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer has signed S1108 into law, making it legal for anyone over the age of 21 to carry a concealed deadly weapon without a permit.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer is nearing the deadline to act on a bill that would make Arizona the third state to not require a permit to carry a concealed weapon.Read More »
The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments April 12 in the legal battle over the matching funds provision of Arizona’s Clean Elections system, clearing the way for a high-stakes ruling that could define how the state’s top political races play out in the coming weeks.Read More »
To attract new businesses and create jobs in Arizona, Gov. Jan Brewer isn't looking to restructure or revamp the Department of Commerce. She's looking to eliminate it.
Brewer on April 14 announced plans to scrap the entire department and replace it with the Arizona Commerce Authority, a private sector-led operation that would narrow the state's economic development efforts to a handful of key industries.
The state's largest hospital association had been working for several weeks on a ballot measure that would raise enough money to keep Arizona's Medicaid program running at full strength. But the threat of political retribution from top Republicans in the Legislature appears to have sunk the measure.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer signed a bill Wednesday establishing a committee that will help recommend candidates for the Arizona Game and Fish Commission, a change that opponents say will give groups representing hunters and anglers control over issues affecting wildlife and ...Read More »
Touring an area where a rancher was killed, a crime investigators suspect was committed by someone in the country illegally, Gov. Jan Brewer and New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson called Wednesday for the Obama administration to do more to secure ...Read More »
Rather than strike out on its own, Arizona will join a lawsuit filed by 15 other states against the federal government over the landmark health care bill passed by Congress.Read More »