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Rep. Steve Court, R-Mesa, newly elected House majority leader, chats Thursday with Flagstaff Democrat Tom Chabin. (Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer)
A House panel refused Monday to limit who can get scholarships for private schools that are paid for with money that otherwise would go to the state.
You may soon be able to play with sparklers, fountain fireworks and other such items. But you may have to go to a county island, Gold Canyon or on the road to Globe to do it.
Arizona charities that collect donations for private school scholarships say they distribute the majority of those funds to low-income students, according to a self-reported survey presented Monday to a state House committee.
Many of Arizona’s known school tuition organizations received a questionnaire Monday from lawmakers seeking to learn more about how they run the Private School Tax Credit program. But one legislator said he wants those groups — known as STOs — to answer even more questions.
Arizona lawmakers have taken the first steps toward making the state’s private school tuition tax credit law and the charities and parents who participate in the program more accountable.
State lawmakers are moving to end what one says amounts to a "don't ask, don't tell'' policy at universities and community colleges -- at least for political and religious conservatives.
An Arizona House committee is sending a questionnaire to private school tuition organizations across the state to find out how they administer tax credit donations, the number of low-income families receiving scholarships and the percentage of revenue distributed as scholarships.
Calling it the ultimate solution to the state's economic woes, members of a House panel approved an extensive package of tax breaks for business on Monday.
A single legislator is blocking a plan to ask voters to permanently fund the state parks system with a surcharge on vehicle license fees. Rep. John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills, will not schedule a hearing on HCR2040 in the Appropriations Committee, which he chairs. And Kavanagh said he will not consent to having the measure withdrawn from his committee.
Gov. Jan Brewer warned legislators Monday not to try to come up with anything too complicated as they look for ways to bring in more revenues to balance the budget.
Ignoring warnings of illegality from their own secretary of state, most House Republicans voted Wednesday to require him to verify that presidential candidates on the Arizona ballot are, in fact, born in the U.S.A.
State lawmakers voted Thursday to let themselves stay in office longer.
State lawmakers want Arizona voters to give them permission to raid funds now earmarked for special purposes to instead balance the state budget.
House Speaker Kirk Adams, R-Mesa, announced Thursday the formation of the official Private School Tuition Tax Credit Review Committee to review and assess the state's individual tax credit program for private schools.
A House panel voted Thursday to let people pull out their guns without fear of winding up in jail - if they believe they are in danger.HB2629 essentially would provide immunity from prosecution for anyoneengaged in "defensive display" of a firearm. That includes telling another person you are armed, showing the weapon and actually holding the gun - as long as it is not pointed directly at another person.
For those who believe the yellow light means “floor it,” the question of whether you can beat the red may soon come down to counting to three.
The Democrat-led panel looking at private school tuition tax credits will meet 10 a.m. to noon Monday. Two speakers are on the agenda for this first meeting: Mark Bogard, senior economist and longtime member of the House Democratic staff, and Larry Mohrweis, a professor of accounting at Northern Arizona University.
Developers could soon lose a tax credit they now can get for donating land for public schools.
State representatives voted Thursday to let people carry their guns through university and community college campuses, likely paving the way for a lawsuit to define exactly where that can and cannot occur.
Changing legislative primaries so the top vote-getters, regardless of party, advance to the general election would cut down on polarizing legislation, make districts more competitive and further engage Arizona’s growing number of independent voters, according to a report by a nonpartisan research group.
A legislative panel refused Thursday to recommend changes to Arizona’s Private School Tax Credits program that would require income limits for families receiving tuition scholarships or reduce the amount of money charities can use to administer the program.
Nonprofit charities that give students scholarships for private school tuition may be asked to turn over more information on who receives the money, said the chairman of a legislative committee reviewing the program.
A legislative panel voted this week to continue giving generous tax credits to those who help students attend private and parochial schools.