Political news and gossip here in the Old Pueblo.
Tucson police say texting ban is too hard to enforce.
Thousands of Tucsonans, hundreds of dignitaries, inaugurate streetcar service.
Timeline showing how the streetcar materialized.
Who will represent the residents in state legislative Districts 9 and 10 will, for the most part, not be decided until November.
PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer signed groundbreaking legislation Thursday to create and fund a new Department of Child Safety, at least in part to solve problems that she may have helped create.
Two Southern Arizona lawmakers were essentially reelected Wednesday simply by submitting several hundred signatures.
Now that the legislative session is over, perhaps it’s a good time to take out that trusty old political instrument, the moderatometer, and stick it under the tongue of Tucson’s favorite debatably moderate legislator, Ethan Orr.
Rio Nuevo has gotten the green light from the state to start spending money on downtown redevelopment without building a hotel first.
PHOENIX — Up to 120,000 youths living in low-income neighborhoods could soon qualify for taxpayer-funded tuition to private and parochial schools.
PHOENIX — A $9.21 million spending plan approved Tuesday by the state Senate could face a gubernatorial veto because it underfunds state universities, an aide to Gov. Jan Brewer said.
PHOENIX — Caving in part to demands by the governor, the state Senate voted 16-13 Thursday for a nearly $9.2 billion spending plan that includes more cash for child welfare and education than they had first offered.
PHOENIX — Unable to kill outright the Common Core program, state senators now are moving to let schools opt out of the national education standards.
We asked Southern Arizona lawmakers and candidates for governor for their thoughts on SB 1062, legislation that would allow businesses to discriminate against customers based on religious belief. Gov. Jan Brewer must decide whether to sign it, let it become law without her signature, or veto it.
PHOENIX — Arizona taxpayers may spend $30 million to do little more than find out how good — or bad — a job the federal government does in securing the border.
Dust storms can whip up in a flash and have proved to be a serious danger to people traveling on Arizona highways, as unfortunately illustrated by the death of three people killed in a blinding storm last month on Interstate 10 near Picacho Peak.
The Arizona Department of Public Safety recently announced its officers would be citing drivers for texting, encouraging them to go after inattentive motorists starting in January. This comes shortly after the growing problem of accidents caused by distracted drivers has come under intense scrutiny.
Firefighter Brendan Lyons is still in one piece, but his bike isn’t.
A conservative political advocacy group is inviting the public to a free forum about Medicaid this week in Tucson.