- House, Senate adjourn without reaching budget deal Updated: Apr-30-16 1:53 am
PHOENIX - The Legislature adjourned for the weekend as negotiations over the state's $9.58 billion budget package fell apart in the House late Friday night before a deal could be reached.
- The Latest: Legislature done for weekend amid budget chaos Updated: Apr-30-16 12:48 am
PHOENIX - The Latest on legislative action an Arizona budget proposal (all times local):
- Deal ends fight between solar firm, utility for now Updated: Apr-28-16 10:11 pm
PHOENIX - A deal between the nation's largest solar company and Arizona's biggest utility announced Thursday means competing measures asking voters about how to treat rooftop solar power are being withdrawn.
- House advances bill targeting illegal immigration Updated: Apr-28-16 9:25 pm
PHOENIX - A bill that would stiffen sentences for immigrants in the country illegally has advanced in the House, despite critics saying the proposal creates a separate system of justice for non-citizens.
- The Latest: Deal between solar firm, utility ends fight Updated: Apr-28-16 9:22 pm
PHOENIX - The Latest on voter referrals dealing with rooftop solar power (all times local):
- Senate advances bill increasing minimum wage Updated: Apr-28-16 8:34 pm
PHOENIX - Republican-backed legislation that blocks municipalities from setting their own minimum wage and increases it at a rate they say is agreeable to businesses advanced in the Senate on Thursday.
- House backs bill allowing guns in public buildings Updated: Apr-26-16 6:03 am
PHOENIX - The Arizona House has given initial approval to proposal allowing concealed-carry permits holders to carry guns into some public buildings.
- Last-ditch effort to revive new payday lender loans Updated: Apr-21-16 9:06 pm
PHOENIX - Backers of a proposal allowing payday lenders barred from Arizona following a 2008 voter initiative to offer a new high-interest loan product launched a last-ditch effort Thursday to revive the legislation.
- Legislature moves to repeal new law targeting abortion Updated: Apr-21-16 8:23 pm
PHOENIX - The Arizona Legislature is moving to repeal a law just signed by Gov. Doug Ducey and another one he signed last year that target abortions and appear to be indefensible in court.
- High court upholds Arizona's legislative redistricting plan Updated: Apr-20-16 2:14 pm
WASHINGTON - A unanimous Supreme Court says an Arizona commission did not violate the principle of one person, one vote when it redrew the state's legislative districts in a way that created some with more residents than others and improved the prospects for Democrats.
- House passes bill to remove misbehaving service animals Updated: Apr-19-16 5:20 pm
PHOENIX - Arizona lawmakers have passed a proposal that would offer business owners more discretion to remove misbehaving animals under state law.
- Arizona lawmaker won't seek re-election, moving to Colorado Updated: Apr-15-16 1:48 pm
PHOENIX - An Arizona lawmaker won't seek re-election this fall and is planning to leave the state next year.
- House advances bill trying to nullify national defense laws Updated: Apr-14-16 2:23 pm
PHOENIX - The House has advanced a proposal to try and stop the government from indefinitely detaining or executing Arizona citizens without due process.
- Advocacy group files ballot measure to combat dark money Updated: Apr-12-16 9:11 pm
PHOENIX - A group seeking to reform campaign finance laws filed a proposed ballot measure Tuesday they say increases disclosure and limits the influence of lobbyists, special interests and anonymous political spending in Arizona politics.
- Arizona lawmaker drops ban on journalists who refuse checks Updated: Apr-12-16 6:54 pm
PHOENIX - The speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives allowed journalists who refused to submit to extensive background checks back on the floor of the chamber Tuesday amid pressure from lawmakers and the public over the sudden shift in decades-old policy.
- The Latest: Effort on media access in Arizona House fails Updated: Apr-12-16 6:33 pm
PHOENIX - The Latest on media access in the Arizona House of Representatives (all times local):
- Backers fight for children's health insurance in Arizona Updated: Apr-11-16 7:42 pm
PHOENIX - A fight is intensifying in the Arizona Legislature over the Senate leader's refusal to restore a program providing health insurance to poor children, a stance that would maintain the state's position as the only one in the nation that doesn't participate in the plan.
- Senate passes bill to protect Salt River wild horses Updated: Apr-11-16 5:47 pm
PHOENIX - The Senate has passed a bill that would offer protections to the herd of wild horses living near Arizona's Salt River.
- Senate passes regulations for sober living homes Updated: Apr-11-16 5:25 pm
PHOENIX - The Senate has approved a bill allowing Arizona cities and towns to regulate sober living homes.
- Correction: Alcohol State-ID story Updated: Apr-11-16 5:04 pm
PHOENIX - In an April 5 story about legislation changing what identification is needed to buy alcohol, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Arizona identification cards and licenses were included in a bill signed by the governor. The legislation was designed to deal with out-of-state identification.
- The Latest: Children's insurance backers rally at Capitol Updated: Apr-11-16 3:22 pm
PHOENIX - The Latest on an effort to persuade the Arizona Senate to approve renewing a health insurance program for low-income Arizona children (all times local):
- House passes bill limiting rural county water supply rules Updated: Apr-07-16 6:37 pm
PHOENIX - The House passed a proposal Thursday that would erect a new barrier before rural counties could keep rules requiring new developments to have a 100-year water supply.
- Group behind 2010 Arizona boycott considers new effort Updated: Apr-06-16 6:54 pm
PHOENIX - Latino and civil rights groups behind a 2010 boycott of Arizona designed to pressure the state into stopping anti-immigrant legislation on Wednesday said they are considering a renewed boycott because of a new series of legislative proposals.
- New campaign finance laws drop criminal provisions Updated: Apr-06-16 1:10 pm
PHOENIX - A sweeping campaign finance bill enacted by the Arizona Legislature that critics say will flood the state with dark money in campaigns also removes criminal penalties for various types of political corruption.
- Adoption preference for heterosexual couples prompts debate Updated: Apr-05-16 8:44 pm
PHOENIX - Democrats in the Arizona Legislature are renewing efforts to repeal a law requiring judges to give preferences to married heterosexual couples in adoptions.