The proposal by Rep. Travis Grantham, R-Gilbert, would leave intact the general election process where voters get the last word.Read More »
The House and Senate Rules committees are perhaps the most powerful committees in the Legislature. Every bill must pass through the Rules Committee in each chamber before receiving a vote from that chamber.Read More »
The decision on whether “dreamers” get to drive legally in Arizona is going right down to the wire. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has given challengers of the law until Tuesday morning, to tell him why the court should reject a request by Gov. Jan Brewer to delay a federal court ruling in favor of those accepted into the federal government’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.Read More »
Ohio Gov. John Kasich met with Arizona lawmakers Wednesday morning, urging them to pass a resolution calling for a balanced federal budget.Read More »
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed this morning to decide who can legally draw Arizona’s congressional districts.
In a brief order, the justices said they will consider whether the U.S. Constitution requires the boundaries to be drawn by the elected Legislature – and only the Legislature.
A bid by state lawmakers to take back the power to draw congressional lines is legally flawed and should be rejected, the lead attorney for the Independent Redistricting Commission told the nation’s high court.Read More »
A bill allowing health inspectors to carry out unannounced inspections of abortion clinics failed on June 13, but its supporters promised to revive it next year.Read More »
An effort to allow people to sue over potential violations of religious liberty cleared the Arizona House of Representatives on Wednesday despite opposition from civil liberties groups who warn the measure will inspire waves of lawsuits over alleged First Amendment violations.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 »
Arizona lawmakers often walk a fine line between passing bills that are legal and enacting ones that turn out to be unconstitutional.Read More »