This week's unveiling of the birthright-citizenship legislation marked the beginning of the next crusade for illegal-immigration hawks and signaled a call to arms for Democrats. But it led business-friendly Republicans in the Arizona Legislature into a political minefield.Read More »
Except for those wholeheartedly supporting the plan to stop giving automatic citizenship to the children of illegal immigrants, Republican lawmakers are generally doing their best to avoid commenting on the pending legislation.Read More »
A lawmaker who will sponsor Arizona legislation targeting automatic citizenship granted to U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants says it should be considered early in the annual session that begins Monday.Read More »
State House Appropriations Chairman John Kavanagh says a promised review of a controversial cut of medical transplant funding will be part of a budget hearing for the state's Medicaid program.Read More »
The unveiling of what may become the most controversial immigration legislation of this era will have to go on without one of its primary architects.Read More »
The year in memorable quotes from Arizona's political players.Read More »
The 2011 legislative session will begin a few days early for two Arizona lawmakers who will be in Washington D.C. for the unveiling of legislation intended to end birthright citizenship.Read More »
The guns-on-campus bill is back. And John Kavanagh has a new plan to stop an education association from using taxpayer money to influence elections.
Both proposals were among the 20 bills that lawmakers had filed as of Dec. 22 in anticipation of the upcoming legislative session, which will kick off Jan. 10.
Rep. John Kavanagh, who backed this year's ballot measure to sweep hundreds of millions of dollars from a childhood development agency, has a message for an education group that opposed the effort: You don’t kick a hornet’s nest without risking a sting.Read More »
The Arizona State Land Department will get to keep its staff and operations intact through the end of the fiscal year, following a ruling from the state Court of Appeals Wednesday.Read More »