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Arizona Legislature adjourns after 101 days

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The Arizona Legislature has ended this year's session after 101 days. The Senate and House of Representatives ended the session around 1:45 a.m. Thursday. More>>

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Bill allowing optometrists to prescribe draws flak

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Some Arizona lawmakers and physicians are raising a red flag about a bill that would allow optometrists to prescribe some drugs that is set for a vote in the Senate. More>>

Brewer expands Arizona school voucher program

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Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed into law two bills that expand eligibility to the state's school voucher program.  Brewer signed House bills 2139 and 2150 Wednesday. More>>

Bill granting new income tax credit gets axed

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Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has axed a bill that would have allowed owners of corporations to claim individual income tax credits for corporate donations to a school tuition organization. More>>

Bill allowing rural areas to limit fireworks

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Small counties can limit fireworks sales and use during times of high fire danger and they can be sold only and used during week-long window around the New Year's and July Fourth holidays statewide under a bill signed by Gov. Jan Brewer. More>>

Brewer vetoes third gun bill this session

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Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has for the third time in two days vetoed a Republican gun bill. More>>

Phoenix will bid for 2016 Democratic convention

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Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton says the city will bid to host the Democratic Party's presidential nominating convention in 2016. More>>

Court revives challenge to AZ Medicaid plan

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

Senate to debate rideshare regulations

The Arizona Senate is scheduled to debate regulations for ride-sharing programs like Uber and Lyft. More>>

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Glendale officials call lawmakers to approve Super Bowl bill

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Members of the Glendale City Council are calling on lawmakers to pass a bill that would reimburse the city of Glendale for public safety costs associated with hosting next year's Super Bowl. More>>

Governor vetoes aggressive panhandling bill

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has vetoed a bill that would have prohibited "aggressive" panhandling. More>>

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Arizona House fails to expand school vouchers

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The Arizona House of Representatives has failed to pass a major expansion of the state's school voucher program. More>>

Governor vetoes federal overrule bill

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has vetoed a bill that would allow cities and towns to enter restricted federal land without permission in emergencies. More>>

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Senate gives initial OK to 'revenge porn' bill

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An Arizona Senate committee has approved a bill aimed at stopping jilted lovers from posting explicit pictures of their former flames online to get revenge. More>>

Bill could reduce power of homeowners associations Video included

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State leaders are looking to put firm rules on the power of homeowners associations in the state. More>>

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Scott Smith resigns as Mesa mayor for governor's race

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The city of Mesa made the announcement that as of 12:01 p.m. Wednesday, Vice Mayor Alex Finter became mayor pro tem of Mesa. More>>

Judge clears AG Tom Horne, aide, in campaign finance case

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A judge has cleared Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne and an aide of wrongdoing in a campaign finance case. More>>

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Gov. Brewer signs $9.2 billion state budget

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Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed the Legislature's $9.23 billion budget but has vetoed some line items. More>>

McCain, Flake write secretary of agriculture on wildfire threat

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U.S. Sens. John McCain, R-AZ, and Jeff Flake, R-AZ, are asking Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to review Gov. Jan Brewer's requested change to some national forests in Arizona. More>>

Bennett is 1st to file for AZ governor's race

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Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett filed signatures and more than enough $5 contributions from voters on Thursday to qualify for the August Republican primary ballot if they are all confirmed. More>>

AZ Senate backs snap inspections of abortion clinics

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The Arizona Senate has given initial approval to a bill allowing surprise inspections of abortion clinics without a search warrant. More>>

Lawmaker benefits from tax credits he helped design

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Arizona state Sen. Steven Yarbrough is widely popular among advocates of school choice for his support for and sponsorship of laws that benefit the state's tuition tax credit program. More>>

Lawmaker hopes to change AZ conflict of interest law

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Arizona state Sen. Steve Gallardo is planning to introduce a bill that would make it illegal for state lawmakers to profit from laws they sponsor and help to pass. More>>

Arizona Senate considers latest budget deal from House

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The Arizona Legislature is entering the fourth week of budget talks in a standoff, with Senate President Andy Biggs still to decide if he'll take up the latest offer from the House. More>>

Senate passes skinnier budget amid veto threat

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Two Arizona Legislative leaders confirm that Gov. Jan Brewer is threatening to veto a state budget if it contains changes the Senate has now adopted. More>>

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The Arizona Senate must now wrangle with a state budget proposal adopted late Thursday by the House of Representatives that increased spending and made a host of other changes. More>>

Bill granting immunity for negligence passes

The Yarnell Hill Fire took the lives of 19 firefighters on June 30, 2013. The Yarnell Hill Fire took the lives of 19 firefighters on June 30, 2013.
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An Arizona Senate committee has approved a bill that would grant the state immunity from lawsuits similar to those filed after last year's deadly Yarnell Hill Fire. More>>

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Former president Bill Clinton, ex-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and their daughter Chelsea Clinton are hosting a student conference next week at Arizona State University. More>>

Arizona Senate to propose $9.2 billion budget

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Arizona Senate President Andy Biggs says he plans to introduce a $9.2 billion spending plan that trims about $150 million from Gov. Jan Brewer's proposal. More>>

Arizona bill would ban all union work on city dime

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An Arizona Senate committee has approved a bill that would ban cities and towns from paying employees for doing union work. More>>

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Gov. Jan Brewer, who was appointed to fill the term of Janet Napolitano when she left to become Secretary of Homeland Security in 2009, said she will not seek another term. More>>

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Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer ended months of speculation and announced Wednesday she won't seek a third term in office. More>>

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