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.
Phoenix, AZ – Some 2,300 university employees could get a rude surprise in their first paychecks next month.
The measure approved Tuesday by the Senate Appropriations Committee would cut the salary of every state and university worker who earns at least $100,000 a year by 5 percent, at least for the coming year. Those making $200,000 or more would lose 10 percent.
Phoenix, AZ – Governor Jan Brewer asked the state Supreme Court today to force the Legislature to send her the budget they approved.
With only Republicans in support, lawmakers approved an $8.2 billion spending plan on June 4. But GOP leaders refused to send the governor the package of 10 bills, hoping to use them as leverage to force Brewer to adopt a deal more to their liking. But the governor said she sees something more sinister at work.