The Arizona Senate approved a bill Wednesday that will allow microbreweries in the state to more than double their alcohol production without having to relinquish retail locations they argued are crucial to their brand.Read More »
Arizona’s jobless rate increased in August for the third month in a row, with indications that things may not get better for a while.Read More »
Calling the state policy motivated by animosity, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday ordered that "dreamers'' who the federal government allow to work in this country also be issued Arizona driver's licenses, at least for the time being.Read More »
The Senate approved its latest version of a state budget Tuesday after making further cuts to a $9.2 billion fiscal 2015 spending plan approved by the House last week just as Gov. Jan Brewer indicated that those changes could spur her to veto the budget.Read More »
A federal appeals court may be poised to void a decision by Gov. Jan Brewer to deny driver’s licenses to “Dreamers” the Obama administration has allowed to stay and work in this country.Read More »
Arizonans are beginning to warm to the new federal health insurance marketplace, but actual enrollment numbers for new private policies that will take effect Jan. 1 are still extremely low.Read More »
Authorities search for new ideas in the face of an ongoing crisis
Some lawmakers say Child Protective Services needs more money. Others say it should become its own agency, separate from the Department of Economic Security. Another cautions against “reactionary legislation” that won’t really solve anything.
The next frontier in Arizona’s efforts to woo manufacturers may be an exemption on the sales taxes they pay on electricity usage.Read More »
Crandell’s overhaul of school finance plan attracts skepticism and support
It’s a puzzle that has vexed policymakers, education leaders and business groups for decades, but it’s one that Sen. Chester Crandell hopes to solve: How can the state revamp education funding to be both fair and simple?
Believing that Republicans can win support from Hispanics just by supporting immigration reform “is insulting to Hispanic voters all over the country,” New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Friday. “The fact is that they want a seat at the table, ...Read More »