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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.

State May Have to Reimburse Glendale for Super Bowl Expenses

Arizona Senate committee unanimously approved bill requiring public safety expenses to be paid back following next year's event.

BIll Would Allow Livestock Owners to Shoot Fed Protected Wolves

Arizona Senate committee approved legislation that would grant ranchers permission to kill Mexican gray wolves if they prey on their animals.

AZ Citizens Clean Elections Could Lose Some Authority

Arizona House committee OKs bill that would remove group from investigating campaign contribution violations.

An interview with Arizona Senate President, Andy Biggs.

UPDATED: AZ Senate Gives Initial Approval to Budget Plan

AZ Senate President Andy Biggs introduced amendment with $18M for new school assessment test, $15M for CPS; chamber debating spending plan all day Thurs.

Electric Car Manufacturer May Not Be Required Dealer to Sell in AZ

An Arizona Senate panel approves bill giving Tesla Motors exemption from rules requiring to maintain dealer network to sell cars in state.

Bill Would Prevent City Insurance Liabilities in Case of Disasters

An AZ Senate committee unanimously Oks legislation, House Speaker Tobin says it would help cities such as Prescott following deadly disasters like Yarnell fire.

AZ House Presenting 'Mirror Copy' of Senate Budget Plan

House Speaker Andy Tobin said they will introduce a $9.2B proposal which is what Senate came up with for legislative budget; about $150M short from Brewer's proposal.

Senate Budget Plan About $150 Short of Brewer's Proposal

AZ Senate President Andy Biggs reveals $9.2B spending plan; says it will trim some money from gov.'s suggestion for new state child welfare agency.

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