A bill aimed at requiring more disclosure of the anonymous and unlimited campaign funds known as “dark money” received a unanimous vote but not exactly a vote of confidence from a Senate committee.Read More »
Arizona is at the center of the abortion debate as the U.S. Supreme Court decides whether to consider a challenge to a 2012 law that strikes at the heart of the 40-year-old landmark case, Roe v. Wade.Read More »
Calling the Arizona legislation constitutionally flawed, proponents of abortion rights on Monday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to block the state from enforcing a ban on the procedure at 20 weeks.Read More »
When Mitch Ruttenberg teaches economics at Trevor G. Browne High School, he ends each semester with lessons on credit cards, taxes, budgeting and other aspects of personal finance.Read More »
The Arizona Attorney General agreed that a comprehensive HOA bill attached to a minor elections bill in the last hours of the 2013 session violates the state Constitution’s single-subject rule.Read More »
Arizona got a B on a recent national report card that graded states for their efforts to improve financial literacy in high schools.Read More »
The cost per student for the new test to measure progress under Common Core is nearly 50 per cent more than the AIMS test, causing sticker shock among some lawmakers and advocates for the learning standards.Read More »
The award for best legislative batting average for the session — the calculation of bills introduced versus bills signed into law — goes to Rep. David Livingston, a freshman Republican lawmaker from Peoria who has been vocally critical of the governor.Read More »
The bill moratorium that rankled lawmakers as Gov. Jan Brewer started applying pressure to pass her Medicaid expansion plan helped push her to a near-record number of vetoes in 2013.
Brewer vetoed 26 bills this year, the second highest total of her career, behind the 29 she rejected in 2011.
The Committee of the Whole, the last chance to amend measures in either chamber before bills go to the floor for a third read, can represent a tremendous hurdle for lawmakers guiding their legislation through the process.Read More »