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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.

Arizona Capitol Buildling

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.

Linda Williams, a physician at El Rio Community Health Clinic, performs a routine checkup on her patient.

Appeals Court Revives Lawsuit Challenging Medicaid Expansion

The Arizona court ruled Tuesday that lawmakers have the right to sue over a hospital assessment that funds the expansion.

Bill Blocking Elections Comm from Investigations Reconsidered

The Senate-approved bill would allow only the Secretary of State and state Attorney General to investigate possible campaign contribution violations.

New Bill Requires CPS Outside Review, Wants Legislators Included

An amendment to SB 1386 proposes evaluation team to be comprised of four members of the Child Protective Oversight Committee.

TUSD children in classroom.

House Kills 'Empowerment Scholarships' Bill

Lawmakers reject expansion of state's school voucher program; would have made eligible 120K low-income students.

AHCCCS Work-Rule, Time-Limit Proposal Heading to Brewer

Arizona House gives final approval to bill that would force able-bodied Medicaid recipients to get a job, limit some to a max of five years of insurance.

Initial OK for Easier Prosecution in Cases of Assisted Suicide

Arizona Senate gives initial approval of legislation that would facilitate attorneys to prosecute people for manslaughter for assisting in suicide.

New Bill Brings Changes to Rio Nuevo Board

Arizona House approves legislation that would require four board members to live within Tucson city limits, others in Pima County area.

Extra Licensing for Health Care Navigators Passes Senate

Arizona Senate OKs with 19-10 vote; proponents say the requirements protect consumers who share private from identity theft.

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