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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.

AZ Senate Oks Parts of House Budget Proposal, Reverses Others

Arizona Senate keeps $54M for child welfare programs; took away emergency dental funds for Medicaid expansion; may have final vote Mon. afternoon.

AZ Illustrated Politics: Friday, March 28, 2014

One-on-one talk with Republican Christine Jones about why she wants to be governor; a look at congressional races.

Voting Rights Groups Appealing Proof of Citizenship Enforcement

Judge approved federal election officials to help KS, AZ enforce state laws requiring new voters to document their US citizenship.

AZ House OKs Revised Budget Plan, Returns to Senate for Debate

Chamber's plan is at $9.23B, added more funding for child welfare, education; Senate's spending plan passed last week.

Legislature is in a special session on the budger

Tobin Wants Budget Vote, Despite Opposition from Fellow House GOP

AZ House Speaker Andy Tobin asks for final decision; a group of Republicans don't agree as they want more child welfare, education money in spending plan.

TUSD children in classroom.

AZ House Committee OKs School Voucher Program Bill

Proponents say legislation would make it easier for parents of special needs students to access additional funding.

AZ Senate Committee OKs Virtual Fence Along Border

An amendment to House bill would allow Arizona to place high-tech radar and video sensors on 300 towers along 375 miles.

New Bill Could Stop Converting Public Schools to Charter Schools

AZ Senate OKs legislation by President Andy Biggs; he says public school districts draining general funds by doing so.

Brewer Creates Human Trafficking Council

Aims to develop comprehensive victims' service plan; in 2013, governor created a task force co-chaired by Cindy McCain to identify ways to reduce trafficking.

AZ House Budget Deal Delayed, Talks Begin Again Tuesday

After hours of debate, House Speaker Andy Tobin calls a recess as he was having trouble getting enough votes.

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

School Board Member Fills AZ House Vacated Seat

Norma Munoz appointed to midterm vacancy created by Rep. Ruben Gallego who stepped down to run for Congress.

Legislature is in a special session on the budger

AZ Workers Compensation Bill Shelved Until Next Year

Business-backed legislation to prohibit workers from filing lawsuits alleging they were unfairly denied comp benefits for on-the-job injuries on hold until 2015.

AZ House Debating Its Budget Plan Next Week

Chamber also expected to have a final vote Monday afternoon; state Senate passed their version Thursday.

AZ Illustrated Politics: Friday, March 21, 2014

State Legislature may have budget by end of session; Pima wants $22M approved for new animal care center; Common Core implementation.

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