The push to refer Gov. Jan Brewer’s Medicaid expansion plan to the ballot began in earnest as opponents of the bill rallied at the Capitol before fanning out across the Valley to collect signatures.Read More »
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 »
Sen. Kelli Ward’s bill to prohibit the enforcement of any new federal gun laws in Arizona cleared the Senate Rules Committee despite lawmakers’ strong concerns that the legislation, as written, is unconstitutional.Read More »
As a retired Marine, Rep. Sonny Borrelli, R-Lake Havasu City, said he knows how challenging it can be for veterans transitioning back to civilian life.Read More »
More than 50 gun rights activists rallied at the state Capitol on Friday, sporting high-powered firearms while protesting federal proposals to tighten gun regulations.
And although they were wary that Congress and President Obama will try to ban or confiscate their weapons, gun enthusiasts agreed that Arizona has fair gun laws and lawmakers are mostly on their side.
A Republican lawmaker is trying to revive a bill that would prohibit the enforcement of any new federal gun laws in Arizona. Lawyers had brought up concerns that the bill was unconstitutional and could force the state to mount a costly defense in court.Read More »
A Republican proposal barring enforcement of any federal laws affecting semi-automatic weapons or high-capacity ammunition magazines appears dead after it was pulled from consideration in the Arizona Senate over constitutional questions, the proposal's author said Monday.Read More »
A trio of union-busting bills considered by a House committee on Tuesday met a varied fate: One passed, one was tabled to stave off a likely failure, and another was killed but later resurrected and approved when two Republican lawmakers changed their minds.Read More »
Name: Kelli Ward Chamber: Senate Party: Republican Profession: Director of medical education at Kingman Regional Medical Center; works in the emergency departments in Kingman and Lake Havasu City. Hometown: Lake Havasu City Legislative District: No. 5, which covers nearly all ...Read More »
Prosecutors on Monday asked the Arizona Supreme Court to reschedule the execution of a death-row inmate who was granted a stay of execution last year less than 24 hours before he was set to be put to death.Read More »