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Bill Aims to Keep New Teen Drivers Off Cell Phones

The Arizona House OKs legislation which bans teen drivers from talking or texting during their first six months of driving.

AZ Illustrated Politics: Friday, April 11, 2014

A look at the state and city budget; Sen. John McCain joins the fight to save A-10s; immigration activists want President Obama to stop deportations.

Arizona State Capitol

Brewer Signs $9.2B Budget for Coming Year

Plan includes $59 million more for new child safety agency, more educational funding; gov. line-item vetoes $4M.

TUSD children in classroom

AZ Week: District Charter Schools Struggle with Unstable Funds

Gov. Jan Brewer had asked for $33 million to fund public school district sponsored charter schools; state Legislature came up with about 75% of that.

Brewer Eliminates Sales Tax on Energy Sold to Manufactures

Gov. Jan Brewer signed SB 1413 Friday hoping to lure more businesses to Arizona; passing legislation was one of goals highlighted in her State of the State.

Weekly Business Report: Rio Nuevo Set to Renovate TCC

AZPM partners with the newspaper Inside Tucson Business for a weekly report on local business and economic news.

UPDATE: Surprise Inspections of Abortion Clinics Gets Senate OK

Without debate the Arizona Senate approves abortion measure; being sent to Gov. Jan Brewer's desk.

AZ Legislature OKs Tax Cuts for Major Manufacturers

One bill gives a multi-million tax credit to the world's biggest corporation to install and run a solar facility.

Legislature Budget Committee Comes to Agreement

Three AZ senators, 3 representatives approve deal struck between both chambers Monday; includes more money for state's 3 universities, new CPS.

AZ Legislature dome

Legislature Budget Talks Enter Fourth Week

Arizona lawmakers debating differences between Senate, House budget proposals; Senate President Andy Biggs deciding on House latest offers,

Bill Would Allow Ranchers Kill Endangered Wolves in Self Defense

In cases Mexican gray wolves attack people, livestock; opponents say bill violates Endangered Species Act.

AZ Illustrated Politics: Friday, April 4, 2014

Winners, losers in this year's proposed city budget; how will latest court rulings on campaign finance affect Arizona political races?; Obamacare effects in congressional campaigns.

A map of the Arizona Congressional districts, as redrawn by the Arizona Independent redistricting commission in 2011 and approved by the U.S. Department of Justice in 2012.

AZ Sen Minority Leader May Run for Maricopa Supervisor

Spot is being vacated by Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox, who joined race for CD7; won't officially decide until Wilcox formally resigns.

AZ Supreme Court Explains Higher Campaign Contribution Limits

Justices on Arizona's highest court ruled in December 2013 that an increase in campaign contributions is allowable under a 1998 law.

Senate Passes Latest Version of Budget, Veto Threats Arise

Officials with Gov. Jan Brewer’s office say unless the House and Senate make changes, a veto of the new spending plan is likely.

Legislature is in a special session on the budger

Senate Plans to Review House Changes to Proposed Budget

Arizona senators passed their package more than a week ago; plan to debate Tues. morning.

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