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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.

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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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Legislative Session Adjourns

After 101 days, the Arizona Senate and House session ends; Brewer signed or vetoed more than 200 bills.

High Tech Radar, Video Sensors Along Border Approved

Gov. Jan Brewer signed a bill allowing Arizona to build a 'virtual fence' at border with Mexico but is not providing funds to do so.

Ranchers Won't be Able to Kill Wolves in Self Defense

Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed legislation that would have allowed live-stock owners shoot Mexican gray wolves if attacking people, cattle, etc.

Brewer Vetoes AHCCCS Work-Rule, Time-Limit Legislation

Bill was sponsored by House Speaker Andy Tobin; would have forced recipients to get a job, limit some to a max of 5 years of insurance.

Brewer Signs Tougher Penalties for Human Trafficking

Cindy McCain, who pushed the bill forward, said legislation would put AZ at forefront of fight against crime imposing harsher punishment for pimps, escort services, etc.

Glendale Not Getting Reimbursed for Super Bowl Public Safety Costs

AZ Senate failed to pass bill that would help city get about $4 million to cover these costs; bipartisan opinion that it was unfair to the state.

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