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Arizona State senator Anna Tovaar discusses federal immigration policy reform and a new proposition from US senators which is expected to be released later this week.

AZ Senate Minority Leader Drops Out of Maricopa Board Race

State Sen. Anna Tovar says she is taking time off from public office to focus on her family and maintaining good health.

Gov. Jan Brewer.

Brewer Appeals Ruling Allowing Medicaid Lawsuit

Gov. Jan Brewer and AHCCCS director petitioned the Arizona Supreme Court to look into recent appellate court decision regarding state's motion to dismiss such suit.

K-12 Want Judge to Require Legislature Pay $1.7B in Lost Funds

But a Sept. ruling by the Arizona Supreme Court says state doesn't have to repay money to schools.

Brewers Wraps Up Action on All Passed Bills This Session

State Legislature adjourned last week, and governor had until Tuesday to take action on hundreds of bills; she signed 280, vetoed 25.

CPS Reform Work Begins at AZ Capitol

Lawmakers are meeting with staff to draft legislation to create a new child welfare agency.

Cities, Towns Protected from Large Insurance Liabilities in Disasters

House Speaker Andy Tobin said signed bill will help cities like Prescott following deaths of 19 firefighters in last year's Yarnell Hill Fire.

TUSD children in classroom.

School Voucher Program Approval Process to be Expedited

Arizona Empowerment Scholarship Accounts program created in 2011, signed bill allows parents of special need children to receive extra funding via independent contractor..

CPS Outside Review Bill Vetoed

Gov. Jan Brewer says external review of the agency has already been done and those will happen at least every year.

State Capitol in Phoenix, Arizona

Signed Bill Will Facilitate Prosecution in Assisted Suicide

Law will make it easier for attorneys to prosecute people for manslaughter for helping someone commit suicide.

'Revenge Porn' Is Now Felony in AZ

Gov. Jan Brewer signed legislation aimed at stopping jilted lovers from posting explicit pictures, videos of former partners online.

Memorial for 19 Hotshots Perished in Yarnell Fire Happening

Half-million dollars to pay for the memorial was included in the Arizona budget earlier in the year; Gov. Jan Brewer signs legislation Wednesday.

Brewer Has More Bills to Act On

Governor has a May 9 deadline to sign or veto legislation including making it a felony to post 'revenge porn.'

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

Federal Judges Uphold AZ Legislative District Maps

State's redistricting commission did not violate one-person, one-vote principal of Constitution; 11 GOP voters sued the commission in 2012.

State Capitol in Phoenix, Arizona

Overview of Issues Taken Up in 2014 Legislative Session

Lawmakers will be back in May to establish a new department for child welfare, resolve CPS-related issues.

Former AZ Lawmaker Dies

Stan Turley was 93; he served in the state Legislature from 1965 to '87, and was former Speaker of the House and Senate President.

New Alert System for Seniors Gone Missing

Friday's signing of SB 1097 creates a "Silver Alert" system modeled after Amber Alerts; OKs use of DPS emergency alert system.

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