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Arizona lawmakers slashed the state's corporate tax rate in 2011, sliced other business and capital gains taxes in 2012 and just completed a major overhaul of the state's sales tax collection system.
Saying it makes Arizona a friendlier place to do business, Gov. Jan Brewer signed a major overhaul Tuesday of how the state and cities collect sales taxes and audit businesses to ensure compliance.
State senators approved their version of a new $8.8 billion budget Thursday -- but not before adding millions of dollars to the original Republican plan.
In an historic move, a group of Republican senators united with Democrats Thursday to approve the plan by Gov. Jan Brewer to sharply expand the state's Medicaid program.
Gov. Jan Brewer refused Thursday to make Arizona the second state in the nation to declare privately minted gold and silver coins, bars and ingots to be legal tender in the state.
So if you think the lines at the grocery store move slowly now, imagine waiting behind someone who wants to pay with a few chunks of gold.
Saying that guns are public assets worth money, state senators voted Tuesday to close what they say are the last loopholes in the law allowing cities to destroy weapons that come into their possession.
State lawmakers are close to declaring privately minted gold and silver coins to be legal tender in Arizona.
Arizona cities that want to place or keep photo enforcement cameras on state roads are going to have to prove they do more than generate fines.
Rebuffing the concerns of mayors from around the state about lost revenues, a Senate panel voted Wednesday to sharply revamp how sales taxes are assessed and collected.
A Senate panel voted 5-2 Monday to require permission of the state Department of Transportation for a city to install or maintain photo enforcement on any state highway.
Those who pick or scratch it rich would get more privacy under the terms of legislation given preliminary approval Monday by the state Senate.
Republicans who control the Arizona Senate pushed through a bill Monday allowing designated teachers, administrators or other employees in rural schools to carry a handgun and allowing retired police officers who work in schools statewide to carry guns.
State senators voted Wednesday to make gold and silver legal tender in Arizona -- but not copper, cattle, cotton, citrus or climate.
Ignoring a likely lawsuit, House Republicans pushed through legislation on Thursday to let privately financed candidates take much more money from individual donors and political action committees.
Arizonans who fear the federal government will make their folding money worthless may soon be able to substitute privately minted gold and silver coins.
Two Arizona gun-rights groups said Wednesday that lawmakers should consider letting specially trained teachers and administrators carry guns into public schools to protect students against future attacks.
State Sen. Jerry Lewis, R-Mesa:
State Sen. Jerry Lewis, R-Mesa:
States starting to turn the corner on their Great Recession budget woes are taking the cautious approach, socking away millions of dollars in rainy day funds rather than restoring spending for education, health care and social services.
Insisting they know better, state lawmakers voted Monday to limit local elections to just two days every two years.
Unable to unilaterally kill a federal anti-terrorism law, state legislators have settled for the next best thing: threatening to send those who help enforce the law to jail.
PHOENIX -- Calling it an unnecessary intrusion on individual rights, the state House voted narrowly Monday to kill legislation that would have imposed Arizona's first-ever statewide ban on texting while driving.
A bill that would require those convicted of animal abuse to register with the state — similar to sex offenders — may currently be stalled, but its sponsor plans to keep moving it forward through other avenues so it becomes law.