- House OKs bill allowing drug users' kin to get overdose drug Updated: Feb-11-16 8:02 pm
PHOENIX - The Arizona House has unanimously approved a bill allowing family members or friends of people at risk of overdosing on opiates to obtain a drug used as an antidote without a prescription.
- Senate repeals technical education cut, 2nd House vote next Updated: Feb-11-16 8:02 pm
PHOENIX - The Arizona Senate on Thursday unanimously passed legislation restoring most cuts made to high school career and technical education programs last year, but the legislation still isn't headed to Gov. Doug Ducey's desk despite earlier House approval.
- House delays hearing bill for office of lieutenant governor Updated: Feb-11-16 7:29 pm
PHOENIX - The House has delayed action on a measure to create the office of lieutenant governor.
- Migrant advocates decry Arizona bills targeting immigrants Updated: Feb-11-16 3:31 pm
PHOENIX - A migrant justice organization spoke out against a wave of legislation targeting immigrants Thursday as an Arizona House panel passed a bill that would cut off state shared revenue from municipalities that obstruct immigration enforcement.
- Arizona House advances police and fire pension overhaul Updated: Feb-10-16 4:23 pm
PHOENIX - A proposal overhauling the state's badly underfunded public safety worker pension plan ran into a buzz saw of criticism from a top Republican member during an Arizona House committee meeting Wednesday, but the plan was still approved.
- Senate panel OKs bill to reduce desegregation funding Updated: Feb-10-16 3:23 pm
PHOENIX - A Senate panel has passed a measure that would significantly reduce funding used to provide an equal opportunity education to minority students in Arizona school districts.
- Abortion bill set for Arizona Senate hearings Updated: Feb-10-16 2:25 pm
PHOENIX - A bill targeting Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers is set for a hearing before an Arizona Senate committee, but a second abortion-related piece of in the Senate legislation will not be heard this week.
- House panel OKs bill restoring children's health insurance Updated: Feb-09-16 7:50 pm
PHOENIX - A bill to provide health insurance for thousands of Arizona children cleared a hurdle Tuesday as lawmakers unanimously passed a measure to lift the temporary freeze on a program restoring coverage to low-income kids.
- Arizona House panel OKs phone ban for young drivers Updated: Feb-09-16 6:49 pm
PHOENIX - An Arizona House panel has advanced a bill banning cellphone use by teenage drivers for the first six months they hold their license.
- Highway getting new bridge over flood-prone wash near Yuma Updated: Feb-09-16 2:59 pm
- Arizona bill aims to give state the right to refuse refugees Updated: Feb-09-16 2:41 pm
PHOENIX - Legislation being proposed by an Arizona House Republican would allow the state to refuse to help resettle refugees if it can't ensure they have been properly screened and vetted for terrorism risks.
- House panel passes bill to nullify national defense laws Updated: Feb-09-16 2:22 pm
PHOENIX - Republican lawmakers concerned that Arizona citizens could be held indefinitely without trial passed a measure on Tuesday attempting to block U.S. wartime law.
- Panel OKs bill to allow DCS to ignore some neglect reports Updated: Feb-09-16 11:17 am
PHOENIX - A House panel has approved a bill that would allow the Department of Child Safety to disregard some reports of child neglect.
- Arizona panel OKs tax credit for concealed carry permit Updated: Feb-08-16 8:06 pm
PHOENIX - Arizona residents are one step closer to getting a tax credit for attending a firearms safety class after Republican lawmakers passed a measure offering a dollar-for-dollar credit for concealed-carry permit holders Monday.
- Lawmaker offers secular prayer on House floor Updated: Feb-08-16 7:44 pm
PHOENIX - A Democratic lawmaker has offered a secular prayer on the House floor after Republican leadership turned down his request to offer a daily prayer during opening ceremonies.
- Arizona DPS: Freeway shooting was road-rage incident Updated: Feb-08-16 12:04 pm
SCOTTSDALE, Arizona - A Phoenix-area freeway shooting during the Monday morning commute stemmed from a road-rage confrontation, the Arizona Department of Transportation said.
- The Latest: Police: Shooting stemmed from road-road incident Updated: Feb-08-16 11:09 am
SCOTTSDALE, Arizona - The Latest on a freeway shooting incident in the Phoenix area (all times local):
- Eastbound I-10 reopens in Phoenix after closure due to wreck Updated: Feb-05-16 3:12 pm
PHOENIX - Eastbound Interstate 10 reopened Friday morning after being closed during part of the morning commute due to an accident that involved several vehicles and seriously injured one person.
- House passes measure to create national popular vote Updated: Feb-04-16 5:48 pm
PHOENIX - Republican lawmakers looking to increase Arizona's say in national elections have passed a measure to create a national popular vote.
- Arizona court denies appeal on sentences for holdup killings Updated: Feb-04-16 3:13 pm
PHOENIX - The Arizona Supreme Court has ruled that a man serving two life sentences for killings committed during a holdup when he was 16 years old isn't entitled to a new hearing on his sentence.
- Schools testifies in vain against plan to define her powers Updated: Feb-04-16 2:18 pm
PHOENIX - Arizona schools chief Diane Douglas has failed to persuade an Arizona Senate committee to derail legislation designed to settle ongoing fights between her and the state Board of Education.
- Arizona to consider bill limiting public record access Updated: Feb-04-16 12:41 pm
PHOENIX - A measure being considered by Arizona lawmakers would limit public access to government records about crime.
- Senate committee passes measures targeting immigrants Updated: Feb-03-16 2:51 pm
PHOENIX - Republican lawmakers want stiffer penalties for Arizona cities that skirt federal immigration laws and for immigrants who break the law while in the country illegally.
- New utility regulator Tobin to abstain from solar votes Updated: Feb-02-16 6:15 pm
PHOENIX - The state's newest utility regulator said Tuesday he won't vote on matters involving a major rooftop solar company and possibly issues involving the state's largest electricity provider because of a conflict of interest.
- Lawmakers again seek tax break for Grand Canyon University Updated: Feb-02-16 1:32 pm
PHOENIX - Lawmakers are again seeking a big property tax break for a growing private Christian university in Phoenix, reviving an effort to benefit Grand Canyon University that was derailed over constitutional concerns in 2014.