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State lawmakers agreed to create special exemptions from animal cruelty laws for farmers and ranchers despite complaints that it would ease penalties on those who abuse and beat farm animals to death.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Connecticut could become the first state to curb loud movies under proposed legislation that's drawing opposition from the Motion Picture Association of America.
Top aides to Gov. Jan Brewer sought and got proponents of a “religious liberty” bill to make changes to SB 1062 more than a month before she vetoed the measure.
On a 35-23 margin the House on Wednesday gave final approval to a new law on begging.
Despite the gubernatorial veto of legislation billed as promoting religious freedom, the Center for Arizona Policy has a long history of getting lawmakers and governors – at least Republican governors – to do what it wants.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer was holding a series of private meetings Wednesday with opponents and proponents of legislation adding protections for people who assert their religious beliefs in refusing service to gays, a proposal that has focused national attention on the state as business groups, gay rights supporters and even many fellow Republicans urged her to use her veto power.
The last gasp of the Religious Right.
The decision by Republican lawmakers approve a decision on a measure billed as promoting religious freedom is forcing Gov. Jan Brewer to choose between her desire to promote the state's economy and her own strong religious beliefs.
Gov. Jan Brewer is going to get the last word on whether Arizona business owners can cite their religion as a reason to turn away gays – and maybe others.
Arizonans with complex or extensive public records requests could soon have to dig into their wallets for access to the documents.
State senators voted Wednesday to let businesses refuse to serve gays based on owners’ “sincerely held” religious beliefs.
Two years ago the Republican-controlled Legislature sought to get voters to kill the Citizens Clean Elections Act, claiming it's wrong for politicians to get public money. Now some of those same GOP lawmakers want to belly up to the bar and get handouts of public dollars for everything from sending out communications to constituents to buying tickets for special events.
State lawmakers want to force voters to reapprove, over and over again, perhaps dozens of measures they previously enacted.
State lawmakers took the first steps Tuesday to cut down on so-called “dark money” in political campaigns but with no clear indication that it will work – and whether it's even legal.
Attorney General Tom Horne goes before an administrative law judge Monday to defend himself against charges he violated state campaign finance laws in his 2010 election.
An Arizona House committee on Thursday unanimously gave its approval to a sweeping bill targeting pimps who traffic minors for sex, a proposal championed by the wife of Sen. John McCain and Gov. Jan Brewer.
State lawmakers are moving to make criminals out of those who email or post naked photos of friends and exes on the world wide web without their permission.
A conservative Arizona lawmaker wants to ban state agencies from helping the National Security Agency collect phone and Internet "metadata."
A Senate panel voted late Monday to block state and local police from using information that federal agents obtained without warrants despite claims it could lead to Arizonans dying in terrorist attacks.
Calling it good for agriculture, two Lake Havasu City GOP lawmakers are pushing to allow farmers to grow hemp without running afoul of state marijuana laws.
A lawyer for the Republican-controlled Legislature asked a federal court Friday to void a decision by Arizona voters to have an independent commission decide how the state is divided into its nine congressional districts.
A lawyer for a Democratic attorneys general group told the state Court of Appeals Tuesday that organizations have a constitutional right to run what amounts to anonymous “hit pieces” on candidates right before an election.
A veteran state lawmaker is pushing legislation that would allow businesses to discriminate against gays — and maybe even women and Jews — as long as they were acting on sincerely held religious beliefs.
A state lawmaker is crafting a fix — one he hopes is legal — to the statewide ban on begging that was struck down last year as unconstitutional.
A federal judge has allowed challengers to the state's major law aimed at illegal immigrants to see what groups advocating its passage were advising legislators.