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Sep 15, 2022

Special session pushed to avoid over $1B in school funding cuts

Democrats and public school officials are again asking Gov. Doug Ducey to call a special legislative session to avoid over $1 billion in K-12 funding cuts this school year, months after Republicans used the promise of a special session as a carrot to bring Democrats on board with this year’s historic bipartisan budget. 

Aug 18, 2022

Lawmakers who lost primaries plan next steps

Twenty-two lawmakers lost their races this year for various offices and won’t return to the Capitol for at least two years.

This Nov. 9, 2017, photo shows that even in the middle of the day, the I-10 often has heavy traffic. Vehicle emissions are a main contributor to ozone air pollution in Phoenix, a city built around the use of cars. (Photo by Jenna Miller/Arizona Capitol Times)
Mar 16, 2022

Transportation tax extension passes the Senate

A bill asking voters to extend a half-cent transportation sales tax in Maricopa County passed the Senate on Wednesday with an emergency clause.  The final vote was 21-9 with all Democrats and several Republicans supporting the bill.  If Senate Bill 1356 passes through the House with two thirds of members in support and is signed […]

Mar 16, 2022

Senate panel OKs bills fortifying ‘parental rights’

A Senate panel on Tuesday passed Republican-sponsored bills increasing parents’ power to veto school materials and get access to more information on the lives of their children.

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Apr 27, 2021

Controversial abortion bill signed into law

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Thursday signed the state’s most far-reaching anti-abortion measure in years, criminalizing providing abortions sought because of a genetic abnormality.

Apr 16, 2021

Tourism taxing districts could be coming soon

Twin bills with bipartisan support to jumpstart Arizona tourism appear dead in the Senate, but they may reappear this year or next as the concept has gained support nationally and here.

Apr 12, 2021

Senate revives failed abortion bill

A sweeping anti-abortion bill will get another chance to pass the Arizona Legislature, after Senate Republicans used a convoluted series of motions to override their own rules and send the bill back for amendments.

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Apr 7, 2021

Sweeping abortion legislation voted down in Senate

A Republican senator who has developed a reputation for carefully parsing bills dealt a blow to Arizona’s anti-abortion lobby when he voted against what would have been the most far-reaching abortion legislation passed in Arizona in years.

Apr 2, 2021

Telehealth bill allows medical professionals to make critical decisions

HB2454 would be a huge step in the right direction for Arizona patients and providers who want to make healthcare — of which telehealth is an essential and lasting piece — as safe, accessible, and affordable as possible.

Mar 23, 2021

Bill to require clergy to report child sex abuse dies in Senate

Her daughter wouldn’t have spent the first 30 months of her life enduring violent abuse if a bill a panel of Arizona senators voted to kill under religious pressure today had been law six years ago, a mother told the Senate committee.

Mar 23, 2021

Senate panel approves community college aid

Financial help may be in sight for recent high school grads who find themselves a few bucks short of what they need to go to community college.

Mar 23, 2021

Senate to consider restriction on school expulsions, suspensions

When it comes to suspending or expelling students, how young is too young? If a new proposal becomes law, the answer in Arizona will be 7 or younger.