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State Senate moves to make insurance more accessible

State Senate moves to make insurance more accessible

Buying insurance out-of-state could soon be an option. 

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State could let delinquent taxpayers off the hook

State could let delinquent taxpayers off the hook

Proposed law would excuse delinquent state income tax penalties for those who pay up.

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Gobernador propone más recortes educativos

Gobernador propone más recortes educativos

35 millones de dólares más de lo anteriormente anunciado por Ducey.

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State House narrowly approves high-interest loans

State House narrowly approves high-interest loans

Bills allowing Arizonans to get Real ID drivers licenses and changing primary elections also advance.

March 04, 2015 7:32 pmLoading…
Budget deal cuts $30 million more from universities

Budget deal cuts $30 million more from universities

Agreement between governor, Republican lawmakers could force tuition hikes. 

March 04, 2015 7:29 pmLoading…
Douglas evita que TUSD pierda cursos culturales

Douglas evita que TUSD pierda cursos culturales

Violar la ley le podría costar al TUSD 14 millones de dólares de su financiamiento anual.

March 04, 2015 5:45 pmLoading…
Arizona universities could face $110M funding cut

Arizona universities could face $110M funding cut

Lawmakers also to eliminate state aid to community colleges in Pima and Maricopa counties.

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No funding cut for TUSD over ethnic studies

No funding cut for TUSD over ethnic studies

While the state will not withhold $14 million in aid, it will continue monitoring TUSD culturally relevant courses.

March 03, 2015 7:01 pmLoading…
Updated "revenge porn" law approved by state House

Updated "revenge porn" law approved by state House

State House votes to criminalize "revenge porn," and expunge prostitution conviction records.

March 03, 2015 6:30 pmLoading…
State house votes to slash fines for some speeding

State house votes to slash fines for some speeding

PHOENIX — Speeding, as long as it’s just a bit over the limit, might soon cost lead-footed Arizona drivers little more than a slap on the wrist.

March 03, 2015 5:00 pmLoading…
Douglas and Sanchez explain ethnic studies agreement

Douglas and Sanchez explain ethnic studies agreement

Howard Fischer/Capitol Media ServicesH.T. Sánchez, superintendente del TUSD, responde preguntas sobre un acuerdo con la directora de Educación Pública, Diane Douglas.

March 03, 2015 4:59 pm
Poll: Most Arizonans still back SB 1070 goals

Poll: Most Arizonans still back SB 1070 goals

Poll responses show support for hard line immigration enforcement, softening of marijuana laws.

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Ducey stands behind education funding shift

Ducey stands behind education funding shift

PHOENIX — Gov. Doug Ducey is defending his demand schools shift another 5 percent of their funding into instruction, even districts that already spend far more than others in the classroom.

March 02, 2015 7:48 pmLoading…
Arizona House OKs letting guns in public buildings

Arizona House OKs letting guns in public buildings

But keeping weapons out would be prohibitively expensive, one lawmaker says. 

March 02, 2015 7:50 pmLoading…
Legislative briefs: Lawmakers challenge city landscaping/plant salvage rules

Legislative briefs: Lawmakers challenge city landscaping/plant salvage rules

Lawmakers also vote to tighten marijuana growing rules and loosen legal notice publication requirements

March 02, 2015 7:40 pmLoading…
Supreme Court hearing Arizona congressional lines case today

Supreme Court hearing Arizona congressional lines case today

Republican lawmakers want the power to redraw congressional district lines.

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Lawmaker shelves bill limiting public records access

Lawmaker shelves bill limiting public records access

Allowing governments to deny requests for being unreasonable met too much opposition.

March 01, 2015 7:49 pmLoading…
Arizona halts slide in classroom spending

Arizona halts slide in classroom spending

Still, the percentage spent on instruction remains below the national average.

February 27, 2015 7:04 pmLoading…
High growth of low-end jobs forecast for Arizona

High growth of low-end jobs forecast for Arizona

State predicted to see more openings requiring high school diploma or less.

February 26, 2015 7:44 pmLoading…
Bill that effectively kills statewide tests gets tentative OK

Bill that effectively kills statewide tests gets tentative OK

Lawmakers also act on revenge porn, panhandling and modifying state license plates.

February 26, 2015 7:32 pmLoading…
Farm animals may get their own abuse laws

Farm animals may get their own abuse laws

Lawmakers clarify animal abuse rules; and other legislative action. 

February 25, 2015 8:00 pmLoading…
Police ticket quota ban takes another step

Police ticket quota ban takes another step

Ban ticket quotas just one step away from adoption

February 25, 2015 7:48 pmLoading…
Dept. of Child Safety shutting internal police unit

Dept. of Child Safety shutting internal police unit

New director Greg McKay puts end to investigations section.

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Arizona residents may need passport to fly anywhere

Arizona residents may need passport to fly anywhere

Homeland Security-recognized driver's licenses would cost more.

February 25, 2015 7:03 pmLoading…
Proposal would allow liquor sales closer to schools

Proposal would allow liquor sales closer to schools

Arizona House OKs bill, which is backed by Circle K.

February 25, 2015 4:51 pmLoading…
Greg McKay

Greg McKay

Greg McKay

February 25, 2015 3:26 pm
Ducey defends civics test for graduation

Ducey defends civics test for graduation

Exam will be requirement for Class of 2017.

February 24, 2015 7:39 pmLoading…
Arizona Senate OKs silencers, sawed-off shotguns

Arizona Senate OKs silencers, sawed-off shotguns

A host of gun laws get preliminary approval from the Legislature.

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Arizona lawmakers reject challenge to Common Core

Arizona lawmakers reject challenge to Common Core

Senate kills bill that would have let schools develop their own standards.

February 23, 2015 7:51 pmLoading…
Arizona Senate rejects ban on photo radar, cameras

Arizona Senate rejects ban on photo radar, cameras

Bill to prohibit texting while driving in state also fails.

February 23, 2015 7:48 pmLoading…
Sen. Kelli Ward, R-Lake Havasu City

Sen. Kelli Ward, R-Lake Havasu City

Sen. Kelli Ward, R-Lake Havasu City, after losing effort to eliminate Common Core mandate, is now attempting to clarify the state school superintendent's powers.

February 23, 2015 6:58 pm
Arizona poll: Limited support for new gun regulations

Arizona poll: Limited support for new gun regulations

Only 33 percent of those asked want stricter laws on the sale of firearms.

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Arizona to appeal court order letting 'dreamers' drive

Arizona to appeal court order letting 'dreamers' drive

Appeal to deny licenses for DACA participants doesn't specify grounds. 

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AIMS now officially off graduation to-do list

AIMS now officially off graduation to-do list

TUSD announces it has canceled the tests. It's unclear what might replace them.

February 20, 2015 9:45 pmLoading…
Businesses renew push for equipment-tax relief

Businesses renew push for equipment-tax relief

Three years after voter rejection, business interests are ready to try again.

February 20, 2015 6:00 pmLoading…
Arizona repeals AIMS requirement to graduate

Arizona repeals AIMS requirement to graduate

Test was already being phased out.

February 20, 2015 2:03 pmLoading…
Arizona renews legal fight over driver's licenses for 'dreamers'

Arizona renews legal fight over driver's licenses for 'dreamers'

Friday's filing does not detail what the state will argue to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Lawmaker gives up on service-dog permits

Lawmaker gives up on service-dog permits

Bill prohibiting abortion coverage in Affordable Care Act insurance plans advances.

February 19, 2015 7:26 pmLoading…
Bill would fine districts whose classroom spending lags

Bill would fine districts whose classroom spending lags

Tucson Unified School District would take estimated hit of $3.1 million.

February 19, 2015 7:14 pmLoading…
Bill scrapping AIMS test goes to Ducey

Bill scrapping AIMS test goes to Ducey

Class of 2016 the last required to get passing grades to graduate.

February 19, 2015 5:30 pmLoading…

AZ House panel moves to dump Common Core

The committee also approved another measure that could undermine future statewide assessments.

February 19, 2015 8:30 am Related Loading…

Bill restricting access to police camera footage advances

Legislation does not require or prohibit use of body cams by police.

February 18, 2015 9:00 pmLoading…
Rules for dog tie-outs refined

Rules for dog tie-outs refined

Arizona Legislature moves ahead on laws for animal abuse, police officer disability, high interest loans vehicle brake lights.

February 18, 2015 6:15 pmLoading…
Bill restricting access to police camera footage advances

Bill restricting access to police camera footage advances

Legislation does not govern if Arizona officers have to wear cameras.

February 18, 2015 1:35 pmLoading…
Fired education workers back on the job — for now

Fired education workers back on the job — for now

PHOENIX — The state’s schools chief has backed down, at least for now, in her battle over who gets to hire and fire the staff of the Board of Education.

February 17, 2015 7:37 pmLoading…
Arizona lawmakers consider payday loan alternative

Arizona lawmakers consider payday loan alternative

State House will consider a new high-interest, high-risk loan proposal.

February 17, 2015 7:28 pmLoading…
Bill takes teeth out of state speed limits

Bill takes teeth out of state speed limits

Lawmakers consider minimizing the penalty for driving 10 mph over the limit. 

February 17, 2015 7:01 pmLoading…
Book notes not public records, Brewer argues

Book notes not public records, Brewer argues

Former governor seeks to deny access to those suing over SB 1070.

February 17, 2015 6:30 pmLoading…
Education workers return to jobs

Education workers return to jobs

Christine Thompson, right, executive director of the state Board of Education, and assistant Sabrina Vazquez return to work Tuesday, a week after state schools chief Diane Douglas fired them, setting off a political battle over whether she had the authority.

February 17, 2015 3:49 pm

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