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State Senator John McComish and Dr. Janie Hydrick during the State Senate debate at Mountain Pointe on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012.
Our View: One thing to look for Monday when the Arizona Legislature returns to the Capitol — will Sen. Thayer Verschoor of Gilbert come forward to do his job?
The head of the Senate Government Committee has taken the first steps to a possible run for secretary of state.
In the May 5 edition, you reported on the passage of a bill that changed the designation of an intersection, which in turn changed the law on running a yellow/red light, changing the violation standard.
The Arizona Senate has rejected a proposed ballot measure to declare that the state has sovereignty over the air, water and other natural resources within its boundaries.
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.
Senate Republicans chose a Prescott rancher Thursday as president to replace Russell Pearce who was ousted from the Legislature entirely by voters in his Mesa district two days earlier.
Senate Republicans refused Tuesday to remove Scott Bundgaard as their majority leader.
Cities and counties remain free to enforce traffic laws with radar and cameras, even if it's only to raise money, at least for the time being. The state Senate on Wednesday rejected SB 1352 which would make illegal the use of the automated devices to catch speeders and those who run red lights. The 15-15 vote came despite pleas from backers that the cameras do nothing to improve safety but instead serve as cash cows for sponsoring governments. But moments later, the same chamber gave preliminary approval to a virtually identical measure. The lone difference is that SCR 1029 would give voters the final say.
A new state lawmaker is bringing her concealed gun into the Senate despite signs on the doors making the building a weapons-free zone.
James Molina says he is withdrawing from the GOP for the District 19 state Senate seat.
Jan Brewer just signed legislation letting virtually all Arizona adults carry concealed weapons saying it was a matter of constitutional rights.
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has appointed a former school board member to the Arizona Senate.
An Arizona Senate panel on Wednesday endorsed a bill that prosecutors hope would make young people think twice before sending nude pictures of themselves to their friends or significant others.
Sen. Jim Waring has resigned from the state Legislature to focus on his bid for Congress.
A Senate panel approved a far-reaching bill designed to combat illegal immigration, including allowing police to stop and actually arrest anyone they just reasonably believe is in this country illegally.
The hands of a detainee are cuffed as he waits to be processed at the sheriff's mobile command center following a "crime suppression" sweep by Sheriff Joe Arpaio in Guadalupe on April 3, 2008.
The Arizona Senate defeated a bill Wednesday that would have put Gov. Jan Brewer's proposed sales tax hike on the ballot for voters to decide.
An Arizona state senator resigned from her leadership post Tuesday, citing philosophical differences with other Republican leaders on taxes and spending.
State senators gave final approval Tuesday to placing new restrictions on the ability of a woman to terminate her pregnancy, leaving only action by Gov. Jan Brewer as the final hurdle to make the changes law.
Arizona is one step closer to putting a series of new restrictions on the ability of women to get an abortion.
Some 2,300 university employees could get a rude surprise in their first paychecks next month: a 5 percent salary cut.
That slogan on most Arizona license plates may soon become official.
Senate President Bob Burns said Tuesday he's not interested in giving voters the option of raising taxes, even temporarily, as an alternative to cutting hundreds of millions of dollars in state aid to education.
Tapping domestic oil and promoting alternative energy resources will help solve the energy crisis, Senate Republican candidate Russell Pearce said at a Clean Elections Debate Wednesday night.