Few have met someone more prepared for "every contingency" than Dana Naimark, president and CEO of Children’s Action Alliance. It's among the reasons why she's so successful.Read More »
The Phoenix City Council approved a proposal Tuesday to expand the city's anti-discrimination law to include protections for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people in city contracts, housing, employment and public accommodations such as restaurants.Read More »
The Republican-controlled Legislature is advancing a slew of measures that ultimately aim to limit spending by state government.Read More »
In less than 24 hours, the House and Senate had introduced, discussed, and voted on their budget proposals – a move that has led some lawmakers to grouse about the lack of time to consider the important policy implications.Read More »
Despite a clear sign that the governor is unhappy with their budget plan, Republican lawmakers swiftly approved the proposal during simultaneous committee hearings in the House and Senate this morning.Read More »
Republican anger against the Arizona Supreme Court over its ruling in last year’s redistricting case is fierce, but wasn’t enough to push through a trio of bills that sought to retaliate against the judiciary, including the perennial conservative goal of forcing the direct election of judges.Read More »
A proposed referral that would ask voters whether they wanted to eliminate the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission took its first step toward the November ballot Wednesday.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer last year rejected a proposal that would have allowed guns on campuses because it lacked “clarity.”
This year, gun proponents have revived the proposal — minus the provisions that led to Brewer’s veto.
Despite stiff opposition from teachers and health advocates, the Republican-led Senate is pushing ahead with a bill that would give schools the ability to opt out of the federal school lunch program, which provides free or reduced-price meals to low-income pupils.Read More »
The chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee said Tuesday he is considering banning all public testimony when lawmakers take up the state budget later this year.