The presidents of Arizona's three state universities are proposing to increase revenues through tuition or fee increases in the coming school year to make up for part of a $99 million cut in state funding.
The Arizona legislature passed a bill that would prohibit towns and cities from banning plastic shopping bags and other disposable containers. It would also bar local governments from requiring business owners to measure and report energy use.
The Arizona legislature has wrapped up its 2015 session, making it the shortest in nearly 50 years. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, lawmakers passed several bills in the final hours that will head to Governor Doug Ducey’s desk.
Police chiefs across the state are applauding Governor Doug Ducey for vetoing Senate Bill 1445. The proposal would have shielded the names of officers involved in shootings for 60 days. As Arizona Public Radio’s Aaron Granillo reports, Sedona’s Police Chief was one of the bill’s outspoken critics.
Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill Monday that requires abortion providers in Arizona to tell women they can reverse the effects of a drug-induced abortion and also bars women from buying any health care plan through the federal marketplace that includes abortion coverage.
Gov. Doug Ducey vetoed legislation Monday requiring law enforcement agencies to keep the names of officers involved in shootings secret for two months, nixing a bill that was inspired by last year's events Ferguson, Missouri, and similar incidents around the country.
The Arizona House is attempting to update the state’s driver’s license standards to be in compliance with federal law. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, without the changes license-holders could be kept from boarding airplanes and entering federal facilities as soon as next year.
The Arizona House is set to vote on a bill making it illegal for anyone except a family member or candidate to collect more than two early ballots from voters. As Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan reports, some say the method increases voter turnout while others say it can increase voter fraud.