The debate over simplifying the state’s sales tax system
could shift from the State House to the Senate this week. A bill to make
changes to the sales tax is stalled in the house, but there are indications a
new version could emerge in a senate committee this week.
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Governor Jan Brewer’s plan to expand access to healthcare for the poor in Arizona got its first hearing in front of the legislature Wednesday, two months after the governor first proposed growing the state’s Medicaid program.
Proposed legislation that would have made it a
crime to use the wrong bathroom has been scrapped, but it’s being replaced by a new version. Representative Kavanagh revises the 'Bathroom Bill', his proposed amendment to bill S.
Dr. Daniel Von Hoff of Scottsdale Healhcare and TGen spoke about efforts to cure cancer, including the dream teams of physicians coming together with complementary areas of expertise.Von Hoff was featured in the latest edition of Time Magazine in the cover story, "How to Cure Cancer.
County has given the green light to workers who want to carry guns into its administration
building in Kingman. The Board of Supervisors passed the measure Monday, only a
few weeks after allowing the public to take guns into all county buildings
after a three-year ban.
Governor Jan Brewer has signed into law a
rule that stops schools from putting students in isolation rooms without their
a letter that came with Wednesday’s announcement she was signing the bill into
law, Brewer says putting out-of-control children into small, padded rooms for
hours is chilling.
Arizona Senator John McCain says the 'Gang of Eight'
is continuing to work on an immigration reform bill. And he told interviewers
on CBS' Face the Nation what he expects will be in it.
“We need to have a path to citizenship and we need to
have secure borders, and we also have to address the issue of 40 percent of the
people who came here illegally, they didn’t cross our borders; they came here
on a visa and overstayed their visa,” McCain said.
architect Paolo Soleri died today at 93. He had a long marriage, raised two
daughters and wrote 22 books, but in Arizona he’ll be most remembered for one
thing, Arcosanti. Soleri began designing the experimental community in 1970, and it’s been in a constant state of construction ever since.
The Arizona Senate has defeated a measure that would have
allowed lottery winners to remain anonymous, but the issue is likely to come back up for another vote.
The bill would require only a winner’s city and county to be
Efforts to reach a budget agreement at the state
capitol are being complicated by Governor Jan Brewer's proposal to expand
Medicaid, a plan one lawmaker says is paralyzing
the process. Republican Al Melvin of Tucson is accusing Brewer of threatening lawmakers with holding them
in session indefinitely.
The Arizona Senate approved a pair of gun-related
bills Tuesday. One of the bills would ban Arizona police departments from
destroying guns in their possession and require those agencies to sell them
under most circumstances.
David Neiwert explores the Minuteman movement, how it was covered by the media and whether it impacted U.S. border security.Neiwert's new book is called "And Hell Followed with Her: Crossing the Dark Side of the American Border.
The John C. Lincoln Health Network and Scottsdale Healthcare
have announced plans to work together . Officials stress the new arrangement is
not a merger, and that each system will still be legally separate.
House committee has given permission for the introduction of a supplemental
appropriations bill for the state's redistricting commission.The Arizona
Legislature is planning to consider the supplemental appropriation for the
Independent Redistricting Commission, the body that drew up new legislative and
congressional districts following the 2010 Census.
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer believes the immigration reform debate underway in Washington right now is the result of her signing SB 1070 three years ago.While some key parts of the bill have never taken effect, and some were declared illegal by the U.
The Arizona Department of Weights and Measures is pleased with a recent audit. It showed grocery stores are doing a good job of making sure consumers get accurate prices on sale items. Spokesman Shawn Marquez says they checked 29 markets around the state and found a 99.
The first triple-digit temperatures of the year may arrive as early as Monday. A high-pressure system started moving across the Southwestern United States over the weekend, and National Weather Service Meteorologist Valerie Meyers said it is going to stick around for a few more days.
The city of Bisbee has agreed to rewrite its civil union ordinance for gay couples a second time. The announcement came Monday after Bisbee officials met with Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne. Horne threatened to sue Bisbee after it passed the measure a few weeks ago.