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Religious Freedom Restoration Act Awaits Brewer's Decision

Business leaders, faith based community in Tucson urging governor's veto; most GOP legislators support bill.

Funding for New Animal Shelter May Go on November Ballot

Pima Board Advisory Committee unanimously recommending supervisors to have a bond election this year to expand Tucson animal care center.

AZ Illustrated Politics: Friday, February 21, 2014

Bill allows business owners to deny service to gays based on religious beliefs; Tucson City Council tries to balance budget.

AZ Week: Barber at Forefront of A-10 Preservation

There are proposed budget cuts to the Air Force A-10 fighter program; bipartisan group of Congress aims to prevent that from happening.

AZ Senate Approves 2013 Voting List Trimming Law Repeal

Majority Republicans who pushed HB 2305 through last June voted against law on a 17-12 vote on Thurs.

Bill Allowing Businesses Deny Service to LGBT, Others Passes

AZ House gives final approval to legislation letting people assert religious beliefs; opponents say it is discriminatory

AZ Senate Approves Funds for Outside Review of CPS

Bill proposes $250K to hire a group to conduct it; Senate President Andy Biggs pushed for bill after news of un-investigated cases.

AZ Official: State Pension Ruling Means Millions for Taxpayers

Arizona Supreme Court said Thurs. that Legislature cannot cut cost-of-living benefits increase for judges, elected officials.

AZ Supreme Court: State Can't Reform Officials Pension System

Legislature cut cost-of-living increases in 2011 for AZ retirees, judges had sued challenging reductions in benefits.

Lawyers in SB 1070 Challenge Suit Interviewing Arpaio in March

Maricopa sheriff's deposition will become part of lawsuit filed by civil rights groups against him, 15 top prosecutors in AZ's 15 counties.

AZ House Debate Religious Beliefs Justification Bill Thursday

Senate passed GOP-backed legislation Weds.; aims to expand rights of people to use beliefs in refusing service to LGBT people, others.

UPDATE: AZ Senate Passes Religious Beliefs Justification Bill

Legislation backed by Republicans would expand rights of people to assert their beliefs in refusing service to LGBT people, others.

Demion Clinco, president of the board of Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation, discusses some of the benefits and examples of restoring historic structures versus building from scratch.

New Bill Would Require Local Companies Be Given Priority

"When we invest in local businesses, we are investing in job creation, our communities," says Rep. Demion Clinco, legislation's sponsor; passes gov. committee Tues.

Lawmakers Seek to Shed Light on Campaign 'Dark Money'

Bill calls for disclosure of donor names in AZ contributions; group spokesman says it threatens 1st Amendment rights.

Convicted Ex-Congressman Allowed to Remain Free on Bail

Former Arizona Rep. Rick Renzi out of jail as he appeals convictions on public corruption, money laundering charges.

Immigration Poll: Equal Number Prioritize Reform, Border Security

First time in years the numbers received equal support; figures come after House Republicans say issue unlikely to progress this year.

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