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Sen. Debbie McCune Davis, D-Phoenix, explains Tuesday why she thinks lawmakers should ignore lobbyists for the payday loan industry and allow the exemption they now have from state interest rate caps to expire at the end of June. Attorney General Terry Goddard and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Gray, R-Mesa, also oppose giving new life to payday lenders.
Lobbyists caught lying could soon be looking for a new line of work — and maybe even find themselves behind bars.
Ignoring a possible legal challenge, the state House voted Tuesday to require screening panels to give the governor more choices for her picks for the Arizona Supreme Court, Court of Appeals and the superior courts of Maricopa, Pima and Pinal counties.
A House panel voted Wednesday to require those seeking unemployment benefits to prove that they were fired and did not just quit.
The payday loan industry is keeping mum after the defeat of its ballot initiative to permanently protect its right to operate in Arizona.
Saying it’s not fair to them, bankers and mortgage brokers on Wednesday beat back a proposal that would have essentially forced them to help homeowners who continue to pay their mortgages even though they are “under water.”
Payday lending will be gone in Arizona in less than three months.
State senators are trying to repeal a ban on their ability to change from legislator to lobbyist overnight, a restriction put in place in the wake of a public corruption scandal that resulted in the arrest and conviction of seven lawmakers.
Saying the demise of payday lending left a gap, a veteran legislator is proposing a new kind of consumer loan, one with higher interest rates than now allowed.
Mesa wants one of its most visible industries to vanish in one fell swoop. Despite payday lenders' efforts to stay alive in the state, Mesa is pushing for its 83 payday loan stores to go away as of July 1 and take away their neon signs, flashing lights and people waving banners and signs at passing traffic.
State lawmakers voted last week to give businesses a chance to escape from class-action lawsuits before the legal bills -- and potential verdict against them -- gets too large.
In 2010, Arizona had slightly more than $3 billion in its permanent land endowment trust fund set aside to support public education.
Unwilling to go away without a fight, the state's payday lenders are trying to convince lawmakers to let them stay in business despite a public vote to the contrary.
Saying it will help prevent fraud, state lawmakers voted Wednesday to impose new burdens on some people seeking unemployment insurance.
State officials are recommending the immediate closure of eight state parks because of midyear spending cuts imposed under legislation signed by Gov. Jan Brewer to eliminate a revenue shortfall.
A judge said Monday he will decide today whether voters need to be told up front how much payday lenders could legally charge if Proposition 200 is approved.
PHOENIX – Arizona, which requires all children entering middle school to be vaccinated against meningitis, is now urging parents to get kids a booster dose five years later.
State senators voted Monday to bar minors from getting birth control prescriptions or treatment for sexually transmitted diseases without parental permission.
State senators voted Thursday to let themselves take jobs as lobbyists the moment they quit or don't get re-elected.
State senators have voted to protect the religious liberties of students, a measure foes said will let them harass others who don't share their beliefs, especially homosexuals.
What's in a name? Possibly something as serious as who heads state government.
A plan to kill the payday loan industry has folded.
Mesa remains opposed to extending or eliminating an upcoming deadline that will end licensing of the payday lending industry.
Arizona is on the verge of shutting the door on the ability of players for Arizona's professional sports teams to file workers' compensation claims elsewhere, even if that's where they were injured.
Hundreds of teachers at religious schools around the state could soon be at risk of being laid off with no prospect of collecting jobless benefits.