Politics

Arizona legislative session ends without English-only law repeal

A proposal to ask voters to repeal the state’s English-only law and instead favor bilingual education failed to make the cut this legislative session.

Clean Elections commissioner condemns shooting joke by GOP lawmakers

The chairman of the Citizens Clean Elections Commission wants two legislators to apologize for comments they made during a Republican caucus meeting about virtually shooting the head of the commission.

Ducey announces childhood sexual abuse task force

Gov. Doug Ducey announced that he will create a task force to look into cases of childhood sexual abuse and help guide lawmakers on possible changes to state law that aid victims in Arizona....

Public safety means more than just hiring more police

I know from my own law enforcement career that the answer to public safety issues is not simply “more police.”

Supreme Court: ‘All parts’ of marijuana plant protected by medical marijuana law

The Arizona Supreme Court has ruled that marijuana extracts sold by dispensaries and used by medical marijuana patients are legal and are covered by Arizona’s voter-approved medical marijuana law.

Legislature ends 2019 session

With the protracted budget fight over, the legislature called it quits for the year shortly before 1 a.m. Tuesday morning, wrapping up its business after 134 days.

Lawmakers find bipartisan support for increasing in-session expense pay

For the first time in more than 30 years, Arizona lawmakers could see an increase in the per-diem pay they receive to cover their expenses during the legislative session.

Legislature approves $11.8B budget

After a week of fighting among Republicans, the legislature on Monday evening approved an $11.8 billion state budget for the fiscal year that begins in July.

Legislature unanimously approves sexual abuse bill, breaks budget logjam

After weeks of negotiations and a day of emotional testimony, lawmakers unanimously passed legislation giving victims of childhood sexual abuse more time to sue in civil court, which ends Arizona's status as one of the worst states in the nation for survivors to seek redress and breaks a weeks-long impasse over the state budget.

Deal struck to pass budget, extend sexual abuse statute of limitations: AP report

A deal to break the budget stalemate in the Arizona Senate that has stalled the passage of an $11.8 billion spending plan for the upcoming fiscal year appears to exist, The Associated Press reported Sunday afternoon.
Adjust Font Size