Phoenix, AZ – State lawmakers decided Thursday that the rights of gun owners trump those of property owners, at least in some circumstances. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.
The issue surrounds the policies of some businesses banning employees from driving on the property with guns in their vehicles. Rep. John Kavanagh said that undermines the right of people to defend themselves.
Phoenix, AZ – Republican legislative leaders have agreed to ask voters to hike state sales taxes as part of a deal to balance the budget. But the trade-off would be creating a flat state income tax for individuals.
Phoenix, AZ – The Senate Education Committee voted Wednesday to require schools to ask parents to prove their children are in this country legally.
Sen. Russell Pearce said everyone knows there are children in Arizona schools who aren't here legally, students that, for the time being, the state has to educate. What isn't known are the numbers -- and the cost.
Phoenix, AZ – State lawmakers agreed today to let some gun owners bring their weapons into restaurants -- but not before they expanded the measure to also apply to bars.
State law bans weapons anywhere alcohol is served. Gary Christensen of the Arizona State Rifle and Pistol Association said that limits where people who carry a concealed weapon for self defense can eat, as many restaurants also have liquor licenses.