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Arizona governor signs legislation creating new child welfare agency

PHOENIX — State lawmakers voted today to scrap what has been Child Protective Services and replace it with an entirely new state agency.

May 29, 2014 10:09 amLoading…
Fitz: Monday Headlines

Fitz: Monday Headlines

Limbaugh says Colbert is not funny. Rush knows funny. That’s why he’s still on AM radio, where America turns for hilarious satire when the Victophone stops working. Here are today's headlines:

April 14, 2014 2:15 amLoading…
Bill allowing Tesla to sell cars directly to Arizonans advances

Bill allowing Tesla to sell cars directly to Arizonans advances

PHOENIX — Calling the approach and the product innovative, a Senate panel voted Wednesday to let Tesla Motors finally start selling their electric vehicles directly to Arizona consumers.

March 20, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Arizona Senate budget plan differs with Brewer over child-welfare funds

PHOENIX — Senate Republicans proposed a $9.2 billion spending plan for the state, notably with less money for child welfare than sought by Gov. Jan Brewer.

March 17, 2014 6:27 pmLoading…

Bill would create unpaid training for Arizona's jobless

A bill that would create a new kind of job-training program to help the unemployed get back to work faster is advancing in the Arizona Senate.

March 02, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

How your Senator and Reps voted on SB1062

Here's how the Southern Arizona delegation voted on SB1062, the controversial bill that would allow discrimination against gays in the name of religious freedom.

February 24, 2014 10:06 amLoading…

What's it worth to you to keep an Arizona child safe?

The Legislature will have a full slate when it begins its new session Jan. 13.

January 05, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Arizona Senate OKs new rules on when divorced parent can move

The Senate voted 17-12, with all Democrats opposed, to impose new rules on when a divorced parent can move.

March 18, 2013 4:01 pmLoading…

GOP selects Biggs as Senate president

PHOENIX - A smaller Republican majority in the Arizona Senate ousted incumbent President Steve Pierce of Prescott on Friday, replacing him with Andy Biggs of Gilbert.

November 08, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Legislative District 9: Senate: Farley, Mott diverge on how to keep state's budget in check

The race for state Senate in the new District 9 features a three-term state representative versus a political up-and-comer in one of the state's most competitive districts.

October 14, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Antenori candidacy sees exodus of Republicans

Republican Frank Antenori already faces a party-registration disadvantage in his run to remain in the state Senate. Now opposition within his own party is compounding the challenge.

October 11, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Farley, Mott debate border policy

The state should crack down on smugglers, but it should not pay to build a border fence, the two candidates for state Senate in District 9 agree.

October 06, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
'Streetcar Steve' nickname means different things to Farley, Mott

'Streetcar Steve' nickname means different things to Farley, Mott

In the race for State Senate in District 9, Republican Tyler Mott is fond of calling his opponent, Democrat Steve Farley, by the nickname “Streetcar Steve.”

September 28, 2012 12:32 pmLoading…

LD9 debate reset for Oct. 4 to end conflict with presidential face-off

A local debate for candidates in Legislative District 9 has been rescheduled after candidates from both parties complained it was the same day as the first presidential debate, Oct. 3.

September 12, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

LD9 debate reset for Oct. 4 to end conflict with presidential face-off

A local debate for candidates in Legislative District 9 has been rescheduled after candidates from both parties complained it was the same day as the first presidential debate, Oct. 3.

September 11, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

District 9 debate won't compete with Obama-Romney debate

A local debate for candidates in Legislative District 9 has been rescheduled after candidates from both parties complained it was the same day as the first presidential debate.

September 10, 2012 3:12 pmLoading…
Candidate bio: Al Melvin

Candidate bio: Al Melvin

• Office: Arizona Senate Legislative District 11

August 08, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Candidate bio: Al Melvin

Candidate bio: Al Melvin

Al Melvin

August 08, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

AZ bill to let more employers bypass contraception coverage goes to Brewer

PHOENIX — An Arizona Senate vote provides the final legislation approval for a bill to allow more employers to exempt themselves from the state’s requirement that health plans cover contraception.

April 25, 2012 1:05 pmLoading…

Arizona Senate OKs Planned Parenthood funding ban

PHOENIX — Arizona legislators have completed action on a bill to bar use of any public money from being funneled to Planned Parenthood because it provides abortions.

April 24, 2012 11:11 amLoading…

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