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The state House voted Thursday to ask voters whether they still want the Clean Elections system they approved in 1998 -- but in a way that some lawmakers say is sneaky and misleading.
The blood-letting has begun at the state Capitol, where lawmakers and Gov. Jan Brewer are dealing with an $825 million budget deficit in this fiscal year and a $1.4 billion deficit in the next. Some moves are simply a swipe of the ax — such as eliminating Medicaid coverage for certain organ transplants or the Legislature’s approval Thursday of Brewer’s plan to seek a federal waiver allowing the state to temporarily lop off about 280,000 low-income people from its Medicaid rolls.
Arizona children could be going to school 10 fewer days a year - but longer each day - under the terms of a proposal crafted by two Republican legislators.
State legislators took another step Tuesday toward what some hope will be outlawing the “isolation rooms’’ used by some schools to deal with problem students.
State lawmakers appear ready to finally require special protection for children too big for child seats but too small to properly use seat belts.
If lawmakers decide to revisit the issue of combining school districts, they should provide a way to pay for consultants to evaluate the costs and benefits, a superintendent told a legislative study committee Tuesday.
A bid to keep students from dropping out of school before they turn 18 faltered Monday amid bipartisan concerns that all it would do is mean more disruptive kids in school.
Arizona high schoolers may soon be rid of having to pass AIMS -- or any standardized test -- to graduate.
State lawmakers voted Wednesday to let companies from elsewhere sell insurance in this state, a move that could cut premiums but leave many Arizonans without coverage for some of their medical conditions.
Rejecting the pleas of the state's former top federal prosecutor, a House panel voted Thursday to let police destroy marijuana they have seized even if it turns out the person had a right to possess it.
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State lawmakers gave final approval Thursday to legislation designed to let Arizonans shop around for the least expensive CAT scan, hip replacement or even routine physical.
Arizona is not going to get its own version of what’s been dubbed “Caylee’s Law,” at least not this year, because of a fight over who gets to run the police force in the polygamous community of Colorado City.
The state House voted 42-15 Tuesday to allow high schools to teach elective courses on the influence of the Bible on Western culture and civilization.
PHOENIX – The Arizona Legislature should pass a law requiring certain school districts to unify and consolidate rather than having voters decide what happens in their areas, the person who headed the state’s 2008 redistricting effort told a legislative committee Wednesday.
Cecil Ash: In 2008, Arizona spent $951 million incarcerating felons, many of whom posed no danger to the general public. A recent Pew Center report indicates that in 2008, one in 33 adults in Arizona was under correctional control, which includes jail, prison, parole and probation. Twenty-five years ago, this number was one in 79. What has changed so much is not human nature, but the offenses for which we incarcerate and the imposition of mandatory sentences.
Three Republican representatives have joined House Democrats on a committee to review private school tuition tax credits in Arizona.
Lawmakers looking at Arizona's private school tuition tax credit program said Monday it may be time to require that scholarships go only to families who meet low-income requirements.
The sight of youngsters bouncing around in - and sometimes out of - the back of pickup trucks may not be around for long.
State lawmakers will debate this week whether to give live children traveling in the open bed of pickup trucks the same legal status as a dead elk.
PHOENIX -- Gov. Jan Brewer formally proposed an extensive revamp of how Arizona collects sales taxes, drawing immediate fire from cities who fear major financial losses.
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Jared Loughner is accused of emptying 31 rounds from his Glock 9 in front of the Safeway in Tucson, enabling him to hit 19 people before he had to reload.