Restoring hospice care to Medicaid-covered services in Arizona would provide better and more cost-effective care for dying patients, a lawmaker said.Read More »
The House has approved a measure that will give $5 million to Pinal County to fight drug smugglers, despite opposition from Democrats who said the money would be better spent paying for a transplant program that was cut last year.Read More »
House Democrats have introduced 178 bills in the 2011 legislative session, and at the 52-day mark only 19 of those bills remained alive.
In filing bills, they have a choice: Make a statement and lose, or move to the center and (maybe) survive.
“You’d see Arizona State do the very best under that system. I think you’d see the University of Arizona relegated to a lesser tier … and I think you’d see NAU fold up.” — Regent Ernest Calderon, on a proposal to replace the Board of Regents with an independent board of trustees for each university.Read More »
The house passed two more abortion bills Monday. One would impose a number of new requirements on clinics or practitioners offering abortions. The other prevents the giving of tax credits for financial contributions to entities that perform abortions.Read More »
The Arizona House has given preliminary approval to two bills that would impact the state's largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood Arizona.Read More »
Spice, a chemically treated blend of herbs marketed as incense but often smoked as an alternative to marijuana, is now illegal in Arizona.Read More »
Despite Rep. Steve Montenegro’s calling his HB2635 “something we can all agree on,” the bill, which would outlaw abortions based solely on the sex or race of the fetuses, sparked nearly an hour of debate Wednesday in the House Health and Human Services Committee.Read More »
Spice, a type of incense users smoke to obtain a high similar to that produced by marijuana, is halfway to being declared illegal in Arizona.Read More »
Requiring continuing education for nurses would improve patient safety in Arizona, a Tucson lawmaker said.Read More »