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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.
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The share of education tax dollars that actually wind up in Arizona classrooms slid again last year to the lowest level in the 13 years the state has monitored it.
Saying it will protect students from “maniacal, homicidal” killers, a House panel voted Wednesday to let schools designate one employee at each site have access to have a gun.
The last gasp of the Religious Right.
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.
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.
Saying they were protecting the legislative process, the House and Senate voted along party lines Thursday to hire a lawyer to help them fight subpoenas over the state's controversial 2010 immigration law.
A Southern Arizona lawmaker wants taxpayers from his area — and around the entire state — to help Glendale pay its costs of hosting next year's Super Bowl. And Gov. Jan Brewer, a Glendale resident, said she's willing to consider it, though she's not yet sold on the idea.
Saying the money was withheld illegally, Arizona schools asked a judge on Tuesday to force the Legislature to restore at least $330 million state aid — what it should have been had the governor and lawmakers not ignored the law in the first place.
Arizona is spending too much money providing a university education to students who really do not need it, according to the head of the House Appropriations Committee.
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Saying it's the best that can be done, Gov. Jan Brewer proposed a nearly $9.4 billion spending plan for the coming fiscal year.
State lawmakers return to the Capitol on Monday with more cash available than required to cover the basic operation of state government.
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 veteran state lawmaker wants voters to siphon cash away from a program for early childhood development to instead help fund services for foster children and the families that care for them.
PHOENIX — Federal officials said Thursday they're willing to reopen national parks with state dollars — but only in a way that may make it financially impossible.
PHOENIX — The state is headed into another financial hole, the combination of already approved tax cuts and required annual spending increases.
Recent changes to Arizona's "resign-to-run" law mean elected officials can now speak publicly about running for another position, and Secretary of State Ken Bennett has taken advantage of the revisions to say he will be a Republican candidate for governor.
Fearing a Democrat political tsunami in 2014, Gov. Jan Brewer urged fellow Republicans on Friday to stop targeting their GOP colleagues who supported her Medicaid expansion.
There was a time when conservative Republicans could get whatever they wanted through the Arizona Legislature.
Not waiting for formal gubernatorial approval, foes of her Medicaid expansion already are moving to undo at the ballot box and in court what they could not block at the Legislature.
Some GOP lawmakers are threatening to torpedo the budget being pushed by their own leaders if $400 million in planned spending is not cut across the board.
A veteran state lawmaker has quietly flushed his plans to have the state intervene in who can use which bathroom or locker room.
The state's more than 38,000 medical marijuana users are in no danger of losing their medication, at least not at the ballot box.