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Democratic U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema won't jump from her current district to the one being vacated by retiring Rep. Ed Pastor.
Calling them a federal “dictate,” Sen. Al Melvin convinced Republican colleagues in the Senate to vote Tuesday to scrap the Common Core education standards the state and schools adopted just four years earlier.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer was holding a series of private meetings Wednesday with opponents and proponents of legislation adding protections for people who assert their religious beliefs in refusing service to gays, a proposal that has focused national attention on the state as business groups, gay rights supporters and even many fellow Republicans urged her to use her veto power.
Gov. Jan Brewer returned to Arizona on Tuesday and faced a pressing decision about a bill on her desk that has prompted a national debate over religious and gay rights.
State senators voted Wednesday to let businesses refuse to serve gays based on owners’ “sincerely held” religious beliefs.
A rape happens every 5 hours and 13 minutes in Arizona, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety. About one in four of the rapes are solved. That leaves plenty of rapists out there to attack again and again.
A Senate panel agreed Monday to label female circumcision as “genitalia mutilation,” but not before several lawmakers questioned both the need and scope for the legislation.
State lawmakers sent a warning Monday to local officials: Do anything to help the federal government enforce its guns laws and find yourself out on the street.
A Senate panel voted along party lines Monday for what some contend is an end-run of a referendum to force a public vote to kill a series of controversial changes in state election law.
A conservative Arizona lawmaker wants to ban state agencies from helping the National Security Agency collect phone and Internet "metadata."
A Senate panel voted Thursday to strengthen laws that let people bring weapons into public buildings if there's not an easy and immediate way to check them.
Some Arizona lawmakers are willing to take another look at the state's "stand your ground'' law in the wake of the Trayvon Martin shooting and trial in Florida but are deeply divided whether the statute needs revision.
Arizona State Rep Steve Gallardo is really beginning to annoy me.
Contending one and maybe two congressional races were stolen from them, Republican legislators have approved a measure to finesse election laws to keep out the Libertarians who they say are taking votes from their candidates.
State senators approved their version of a new $8.8 billion budget Thursday -- but not before adding millions of dollars to the original Republican plan.
Three years ago, in the wake of a new Arizona law aimed at those in the country illegally, tens of thousands converged on the Capitol with a message: Today we march, tomorrow we vote.
So if you think the lines at the grocery store move slowly now, imagine waiting behind someone who wants to pay with a few chunks of gold.
Opponents of Arizona's landmark immigration law took note of the measure's third anniversary Tuesday by urging lawmakers to repeal the legislation that sparked a national debate over border security and immigrants' rights.
The Senate voted 19-11 Tuesday to make it easier for schools to get rid of teachers who are not performing up to expectations.
Future bids to oust public officials through recall could get a lot harder under the terms of legislation given preliminary approval Tuesday by the Senate.
Saying they are protecting the First Amendment rights of donors, the Republican-controlled state Senate voted Tuesday to remove all restrictions on how much any individual or political action committee can spend to influence elections.
The Arizona Senate has rejected a bill making it easier to fire some low-performing teachers.
Saying it's nobody business, state lawmakers are poised to keep local governments -- and anyone else -- from finding out who owns a gun.
Seeing what's happened elsewhere, the restaurant industry has convinced state lawmakers to prevent cities and counties from telling them how much they have to pay their workers.