Ducey budget plan focuses on education, planning for future recession

Gov. Doug Ducey is looking to spend the bulk of Arizona’s projected billion-dollar budget surplus preparing for the next economic downtown in an effort to avoid the type of budget crisis the state saw...

Lawmaker wants to tax porn users to help fund the border wall

A GOP lawmaker has a novel idea for how a border wall with Mexico should be funded: Force every Arizonan who wants to access pornographic material on an electronic device to pay $20.Republican Rep....

Bill aims to address data privacy

Websites like Facebook are facing almost weekly controversies over their use of user data, and now the Arizona Legislature is looking at a possible remedy. But it seems unlikely that the bill would affect any of the large online data-collectors.

Ugenti-Rita seeks new limits on early voting

Republican complaints and suspicions about the 2018 election may fuel new restrictions on early voting in Arizona.Sen. Michelle Ugenti-Rita, R-Scottsdale, has sponsored several bills that would address controversies that arose during the 2018...

Ducey to contract with former chief of staff on water, gaming

Barely a month after leaving the Ducey administration, former chief of staff Kirk Adams is going back to work for his old boss.Gov. Doug Ducey will hire Adams as a contract employee to work...

Bill aims to reduce the amount lobbyists must report spending on lawmakers

One veteran Republican lawmaker only wants lobbyists to have to disclose the price of what it costs to feed elected officials at luncheons and other events, not the actual cost of admission to the event that the lobbyist paid.

Governor’s 2019 priorities will have #ThingsThatMatter for special interests

Ever play the Chinese fortune cookie game where you add the phrase “in bed” to the end of every fortune? Lately, I’ve been playing that game with Governor Ducey’s hashtags, though I use the phrase “for special interests” instead of the other one.

U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear Arizona law denying bail in sex-assault cases

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court has refused to revive a voter-approved Arizona law that would deny bail to suspects in sexual assault cases, after that law was struck down as unconstitutional last year.The high...

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