Supporters of a controversial proposal that would allow any employer with a religious objection to deny contraception coverage to workers successfully revived the legislation a day after critics defeated it in the Senate.Read More »
In a startling turn of events, state senators today rejected a proposal to allow employers with religious objections to deny contraception coverage to their workers.
The measure was defeated by a close margin – 13-17. But the battle isn’t over yet.
Lawmakers will get a briefing this afternoon about the progress of budget negotiations with the governor.
This is the first concrete sign of movement on the budget front since talks over the state’s final spending plan began several weeks ago.
The House Appropriations Committee narrowly passed a bill Thursday that would require drug tests for anyone receiving unemployment benefits, even though some of the bill’s supporters admit that it could jeopardize the federal funding that helps pay for the benefits.Read More »
Russell Pearce, the architect of many of Arizona's anti illegal immigration laws, vowed tonight to return to the state Capitol, months after he was ousted in a recall election.Read More »
Hours after announcing he was running for a legislative seat that pits him against immigration hawk Russell Pearce, a prominent Mesa businessman deleted his comments from a church website that were critical of Arizona’s controversial anti-illegal immigration laws.Read More »
U.S. Senate hopeful Wil Cardon is launching a $230,000 television ad campaign in his bid to upset frontrunner Jeff Flake in the GOP primary, though the announcement hit a brief snag thanks to a spelling error.Read More »
Senators on Thursday narrowly approved a proposal that more comprehensively defines bullying and also requires charter schools to adopt anti-bullying policies.Read More »
A ballot measure that would outlaw the use of photo radar in the state failed a second time in the Senate today, spurring the sponsor to declare the proposal most likely dead this session.Read More »
A first-term Republican lawmaker is claiming she’s being targeted by her homeowners association because of anti-HOA measures she has introduced.Read More »