Gov. Doug Ducey isn’t interested in arming teachers as a way to deal with school violence.
Arizona motorists could fund what amounts to a $120 million infusion into road construction and repairs.
Saying gun violence is caused by everything from video games to abortions, House Republicans thwarted a last-ditch procedural move by Democrats Tuesday to force a vote on whether to ban “bump stocks in Arizona.’’
Three years into office, Gov. Doug Ducey said Tuesday he has no clear idea of how to prevent mass shootings at schools.
On a 7-6 margin Monday, the House Appropriations Committee agreed to ask voters in November to repeal existing constitutional provisions that require candidates for statewide and legislative office to be at least 25 years old.
Commissioner’s fight to uncover APS campaign spending could be at an end
A judge won’t help Bob Burns force Arizona Public Service to disclose the money it has spent — and may spend in the future — to elect candidates of its choice.
U.S. Justice Department tells High Court to let stand a Circuit Court ruling that voided the Arizona policy
There is reason to believe that the appellate court reached the correct conclusion based on the evidence before it — and that Arizona is legally wrong.
Arizona lawmakers appear finally ready to regulate sober living homes statewide.
A Libertarian who concedes he was never a supporter in the past is launching a drive to recall Sen. John McCain.
Could get a year in prison for not conducting a full medical exam first
State lawmakers are moving to make felons of doctors who don’t follow all the rules when recommending that a patient be allowed to use marijuana.
Alarmed by claims that people could be imprisoned for changing a diaper, a House panel voted Wednesday to craft an exemption to laws that criminalize sexual contact with minors.
Claiming they’re being ignored by U.S. Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake, Republican state legislators took the first steps Tuesday to allowing themselves — and not the voters — to choose who gets to run for the U.S. Senate from Arizona.
Doctors will have to ask the woman why before the procedure
Women who want an abortion would have to tell state health officials exactly why under the terms of legislation approved Wednesday by a Senate panel.
Leaves loopholes so people younger than 18 can still marry
A House panel voted Wednesday to restrict the ability of teens younger than 18 to marry in Arizona -- but did so only after creating a couple of ways around that proposed restriction.
Prescott’s Campbell only Republican to vote against the bill
State lawmakers voted Tuesday to block any efforts by Arizona cities and counties to find out — and inform the public — who is funneling money into local elections through nonprofit groups.
Decision is a victory for state’s colleges
The Arizona Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether “dreamers” who the federal government has allowed to remain in the country are eligible to pay the same reduced tuition as other Arizona residents.
They want to be close to a Border Patrol checkpoint
Arivaca-area residents and protesters are going to get another chance to argue that they’re entitled to be closer to a Border Patrol checkpoint to keep an eye on what’s going on there.
Senators wants Arizona voters to reconsider minimum wage hike that they approved
Calling the voter-approved measure morally wrong, a Republican-controlled Senate panel voted Monday to ask voters to reconsider the 2016 measure, which is set to hike the minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2020.
It would allow eggs to be sold for 45 days, instead of 24
Standards for egg freshness, including the meaning of the expiration date printed on egg cartons, would change if legislation underway in Phoenix becomes law.
Tougher classification would take sentencing decision from judges
Linking the crime to domestic violence, a Senate panel voted Thursday to expand state laws of what constitutes animal abuse and demand harsher penalties.
Primary focus is on sex harassment cases where public funds are paid to victims
State lawmakers took the first steps this week to keep those accused of sex crimes or harassment from buying silence from their victims.
An Arizona tribe has the legal right to challenge the use of treated effluent to make snow — even on public lands, the state Court of Appeals ruled Thursday.
Proposal would raise registration fees up to $19 per year
Unable politically to hike the state gasoline tax to help pave and repair roads, a House panel voted Wednesday to impose a new fee when people register their cars and trucks every year.
Proposal would invalidate contracts in Spanish invalid
Saying voters made English the official language of the state, the House of Representatives voted Thursday to spell out in law that versions of insurance contracts in that language are valid, even if customers are given copies in another language that promise something else.
Bots would obey same pedestrian laws when delivering pizza, mail
What’s being called a “personal delivery device” doesn’t have the personality of WALL-E, nor the communication skills of that small, waste-collecting robot of Pixar-film fame.
Ducey’s office claims the bill would roll back conservation efforts
Top officials in the Ducey administration are reaching out to the media — and by extension, the public —in a bid to undermine changes in water law being pushed by a Southern Arizona lawmaker.
Currently consumers must pay $5 each time they lock, unlock their accounts
Calling the practice unfair, the Senate Finance Committee panel voted Wednesday to block credit bureaus from charging Arizonans to freeze their credit to prevent identity theft.
Supporters still have obstacles to overcome
Arizona may finally be ready to join the 47 other states who find the practice of texting while driving so dangerous, they have made it illegal.
Would put them in strategic locations if passed
Saying warning signs and detection systems may not be the right answer, a state lawmaker has a more radical approach to stopping wrong-way drivers: slicing and dicing their tires.
A tax break proposed for military retirees in Arizona has cleared a pair of significant hurdles in the state legislature.
The state’s largest electric utility and its top executives are funneling money into campaigns to ensure that Doug Ducey remains governor for another four years.
Yavapai County in bottom third of state
Increases in wages for Arizona workers are not keeping pace with the rest of the country.
Agent’s military record off limits at upcoming trial
The attorney for the Border Patrol agent on trial for shooting and killing a teen through the fence wants jurors to visit the site — at night — to get an idea of what his client saw.
Prescott’s Campbell, Stringer join Shooter in voting against
Concluding that Rep. Don Shooter’s repeated actions of sexual harassment against lawmakers, lobbyists and others were inexcusable, the state House voted Thursday afternoon to expel him.
Lawmaker wants to keep any ‘Redskins’ type names out of Arizona
A Native American lawmaker wants a new state law to forbid the display of any name or logo of any sports team at any publicly funded stadium if any of the state’s 22 tribes finds it “disparaging.”
Prescott’s representatives are the only ones to join Shooter in voting against
Concluding his actions were just too wrong to excuse, the state House voted this afternoon to expel Rep. Don Shooter.
Lawyer says moving forward endangers existing agreements over gambling
Plans for what could be an instant, state-run numbers game hit a snag Wednesday as an attorney for the state’s largest tribe warned lawmakers the proposal would blow up a decades-old agreement.
Lawmaker criticizes Yuma Republican as ‘pervy old man’
House Speaker J.D. Mesnard will ask fellow lawmakers to censure Rep. Don Shooter on Thursday, following an investigation that found “credible evidence” that the Yuma Republican violated the House of Representatives policy against sexual harassment.
Supporters plan to appeal ruling so voters don’t get a say
A judge has refused to block voters from getting the last word on whether they want to expand a system of vouchers that uses public funds to send children to private and parochial schools.
Saying college and university students, faculty and visitors need more protection, a state House panel voted Monday to let them arm themselves—at least somewhat.
Concluding public safety would not be harmed, a House panel voted Monday to let people style and blow dry hair for money without first getting a license from the state.
Sen. Sonny Borrelli says the state has an obligation to ensure that medical marijuana buyers are getting a product that’s not tainted and has the amount of psychoactive THC that buyers are promised.
Arizona high schoolers may get a little extra state help getting into college.
Arizona could be losing as much as $350M a year due to retailers who cheat on taxes, officials say.
SB 1386 would make it a felony to purchase, install or use any “automated sales suppression device or service” with the intent of cheating the state.
Saying there is a crisis, Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday defended demanding that lawmakers review and adopt multiple changes in Arizona drug laws in just three days.
Governor wanted it approved Thursday and legislature complied
State lawmakers voted late Thursday to adopt changes in laws on opioids despite what some said are flaws and concerns by others that the plan won’t do much of anything to deal with the drug abuse epidemic.
Doesn’t want them to know victim’s mother filed a civil suit
Federal prosecutors want to block jurors in the murder trial of a Border Patrol agent from being told that the victim’s mother has filed a civil suit against him.
Hopes to put measure on the November ballot
A state lawmaker wants to give Arizona voters a chance to decide if the current $10.50 an hour minimum wage is as high as it should go.
Measure would cost the state $15M in revenues
By the barest margin, a Senate panel voted Wednesday to give an additional break in state taxes to military retirees despite the potential loss of $15 million in revenues.
House panel advances bill, but just barely
A House panel voted Wednesday — but just barely — to give feminine hygiene products and diapers the same tax treatment as lottery tickets, Viagra, tourist magazines, college textbooks and farm animals sold for breeding.