State Capitol News

State Capitol News
2:00 pm
Wed May 20, 2009

State supreme court upholds legislative map

Phoenix, AZ – The state Supreme Court today Wednesday blew apart the last hope
of Democrats to get legislative districts they find more
favorable in the next election -- and possibly take control of
the House or Senate.

Read more
State Capitol News
3:46 pm
Fri May 15, 2009

Medical Marijuana Initiative Launched

Phoenix, AZ – A provision in a new medical marijuana initiative could create
headaches for employers trying to maintain drug-free workplaces.

Read more
State Capitol News
4:17 pm
Thu May 14, 2009

House passes gun rights bill

Phoenix, AZ – The House gave final approval Wednesday to legislation that would
bar most property owners from telling people they can't bring
guns into their parking lots.

Read more
State Capitol News
4:15 pm
Thu May 14, 2009

Brewer signs budget fix

Phoenix, AZ – Governor Jan Brewer signed a 650 million dollar budget fix today.
And she specifically
defended a provision that bridges some of the gap by taking money
from school districts.

Read more
State Capitol News
4:20 pm
Wed May 13, 2009

Budget plan would take school funds

Phoenix, AZ – State lawmakers are set to vote this morning on a plan that could
take up to 300 million dollars in funds some say school districts
have in excess funds.

Read more
State Capitol News
4:22 pm
Thu May 7, 2009

Brewer backs off tax proposal

Phoenix, AZ – Governor Jan Brewer is backing away from her demand that the
budget include higher taxes or face a veto.

Read more
State Capitol News
4:32 pm
Wed May 6, 2009

House panel approves new budget balancing plan

Phoenix, AZ – A House panel approved a plan of spending cuts and other
maneuvers Tuesday to balance next year's budget.

Read more
State Capitol News
4:30 pm
Wed May 6, 2009

Arizona urged to keep AIMS test

Phoenix, AZ – A special panel is recommending today that the state keep the
AIMS tests as a requirement to graduate.

The panel concluded that the tests do play a valid role in
determining if high schoolers have learned certain academic
skills. But committee chairman Jim Zaharis said the tests in
reading, writing and math go only so far.

Read more
State Capitol News
4:39 pm
Wed April 29, 2009

Arizonans support temporary tax hike

Phoenix, AZ – A new poll shows a majority of state voters want lawmakers to
avoid further cuts in education funding. And most are apparently willing to tax
themselves to do that.

Read more
State Capitol News
4:41 pm
Tue April 28, 2009

Republicans target impact fees to balance budget

Phoenix, AZ – Republican lawmakers have come up with a way of plugging part of
the hole in the state budget -- take the money from others.

Read more

Pages