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Feb 1, 2023

Senate committee approves measure prohibiting public from accessing lawmakers’ addresses

State lawmakers voted Wednesday to make it a lot harder to find out where they live. But they said that threats they face make the move necessary.

Mar 7, 2022

K-12 public education is the key to a vibrant Arizona economy

As a public school administrator, I watched the debate regarding the aggregate expenditure limit (AEL) with a great deal of interest. I was fascinated by the political discussion, especially in the context of an election year. As with all elections – local, state or national – a major issue is the economy. The state of […]

Mar 4, 2022

Bill mandating parental oversight of school library books gets Senate panel OK

A bill requiring public review of all school library books has passed its first hearing in the Arizona Senate.  House Bill 2439 would establish parental review for books that are approved for school libraries, requiring schools to post the list of newly purchased books on their websites for at least 60 days after approval. The […]

Jan 16, 2017

Public barred from carrying guns into Arizona House, Senate

In Arizona, the public is barred from carrying guns into the state House and Senate, but the Republican-led legislative chambers essentially have a "don't ask, don't tell" policy for lawmakers carrying weapons.

Jan 21, 2015

House Republicans considering closing caucus meetings from public

Republican leaders in the House want to be able to meet and discuss legislation in secret closed-doors caucus meetings.

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Dec 10, 2013

Federal, state laws at odds on lobbyist political contributions

To curtail the inappropriate influence of money in politics, Arizona law prohibits lobbyists from contributing to lawmakers’ campaign committees while the Legislature is in session.

Dec 9, 2013


Arizona, other states retaliate against ‘revenge porn’

Sparked by a new law approved by the California legislature this fall, Arizona is one of several states where lawmakers are proposing bills to criminalize “revenge porn.”

Nov 27, 2013

US education officials: Arizona an at-risk state

The U.S. Department of Education says Arizona is a high-risk state for failing to meet various Elementary and Secondary Education Act flexibility requirements.

Nov 22, 2013

Park Service balks at requirement to plan ahead for future shutdowns

WASHINGTON – The National Park Service is not interested in coming up with plans to let states pay to keep parks open should another government shutdown occur, a service official testified Thursday to a House subcommittee.

Arizona charter schools oppose more state regulation
Nov 14, 2013

U.S., Arizona universities set international student enrollment records

WASHINGTON – Arizona universities ranked among the top schools for the number of international students they had enrolled in the 2012-2013 academic year, a new report said.

Nov 12, 2013

Empowerment Scholarship Account program generates controversy

Max Ashton is a senior at Brophy College Preparatory with a 4.0 grade point average. He is also blind.

Nov 11, 2013

Ex-US Rep. Rick Renzi appeals corruption verdict

Former U.S. Rep. Rick Renzi is appealing his conviction on public corruption, money laundering and other charges.