Republican State Senator for Legislative District 6 Sylvia Allen. Her bill, SB 1435, would have allowed lawmakers and public officials to meet behind closed doors unless a vote was being held. It did not receive a committee hearing, which takes the bill off the table.
A state senate bill that would have allowed lawmakers expanded ability to meet in private, outside the public eye, did not receive a committee hearing. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, it’s uncertain whether the bill’s sponsors will try again.
On Thursday, a state house bill that would simplify the process for Native Americans seeking delayed birth certificates passed a key legislative committee. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, if ultimately passed by the legislature, the bill is expected to ease many hardships encountered by tribal members.
A bill introduced in the State Legislature would establish a concussion awareness day in Arizona. As Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan reports, it’s an issue that’s gained national attention in recent years.
The first bill likely to arrive on Governor Doug Ducey’s desk would create a statewide high school civics test. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, state lawmakers are fast-tracking legislation that could be ready for the governor’s signature this week.
During his visit to Arizona this week President Obama announced the lowering of federal mortgage insurance rates. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the move is designed to boost the housing market by helping first-time home buyers.
Next year, an Arizona lawmaker plans to introduce legislation that would legalize recreational marijuana. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, if passed, the law would mark the first such legalization in the U.S. by elected officials, rather than through a ballot initiative.
A federal appeals court today upheld the conviction of former Republican Congressman for Arizona’s first district, Rick Renzi, on charges of extortion, fraud, conspiracy and racketeering. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.
The path to same-sex marriages here hit a bump this morning Wednesday as a justice of the U.S. Supreme Court temporarily stayed Tuesday's ruling by the 9th S. Circuit Court of Appeals voiding a similar law in Idaho. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.
The debate Tuesday night for secretary of state was supposed to be about qualifications to be the state’s chief election officer. But, as Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports, it turned into a discussion of religious discrimination.