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Slow Progress in Reform of State Child Safety Agency

'Cultural changes' are not going to happen overnight, lawmakers say.

Member of the Arizona state Legislature meet at the Senate Building.

House Legislation Would Limit Public Assistance Use

No spending at tattoo parlors, tobacco shops, movie theaters.

State Senate Supports Cherrybell Mail Center

Postal Service wants to close facility to save money.

Arizona congressional districts, approved in 2012.

Voters May Decide on Expanded Redistricting Commission

It would go from five to eight members, with Legislature as tiebreaker.

Tony Paniagua speaks to local residents who attended a "Constitution Day 2012" event at the UA's College of Law.

Bill Banning Federal Gun Law Enforcement Passes House

Sponsor says 'day by day,' 2nd Amendment rights have been eroded.

Bill Allowing Guns on College Campuses in Works Anew

Law enforcement expert says he's opposed; student response mixed.

One Immigration Control Bill OK'd; Two Others Turned Away

State Senate rejects 'sanctuary city' penalty, city ID limits; OKs mandatory prison terms.

House Committee OKs Override of Voter-Approved Laws

Another bills changes which organizations must file campaign finance reports.

Website Invites Arizonans' Two Cents on Future Laws

Three business groups join together to promote a civic engagement website

The Department of Public Safety released these details on a strike force operation last week in Pinal County.

Legislative Pushback to $30M Border Strike Force Plan

Democrats and some Republicans are said to be resisting the governor’s plan.

Will Career, Tech Education Funding Be Restored?

Unanimous House vote to support JTED funding, belying Gov Ducey's plan.


Several people discuss efforts to reform the state employee hiring and firing system while having opposing beliefs.
Jimmy Chavez - President, Arizona Highway Patrol Association 
Sheri Van Horsen - President, Local 3111, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees 
Mark Flatten - Investigative Journalist, Goldwater Institute 
Nick Dranias - Director, Center for Constitutional Government, Goldwater Institute

State Lawmakers Propose Bills to Revamp Refugee Program

Further background checks for candidates and oversight for management of facilties

Senate Committee Rebuffs Superintendent Douglas

The state’s top school official does not like a new bill defining power to hire and fire.

Senate Bill Aims to Reduce Arizona Pension Costs

A Senate committee passed changes to the public safety pension system

Corrections Budget Calls for 1,000 New State Prison Beds

Prison overcrowding is a topic of discussion with Senate Appropriations Committee members

Arizona congressional districts, approved in 2012.

Lawmaker Proposes Elected Redistricting Commission

Commission now has two Republicans, two Democrats, one independent.

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