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Republican proposes rural tribes keep portion of state sales tax

Posted by   /  January 16, 2020  /  2020 Legislature, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Rep. Bob Thorpe By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Two lawmakers are proposing to let at least several Native American tribes keep some of the taxes generated from sales on reservations. The proposal by Rep. Bob Thorpe, R-Flagstaff, would siphon off 15 percent of what is collected in the state’s […]

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2020 Legislature: Lawmakers have extra money to throw around; Shope wants it for I-10

Posted by   /  January 11, 2020  /  2020 Legislature, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Arizona’s water supply a major issue for legislative session By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Pinal Central Rep. T.J. Shope, R-Coolidge, addresses the media at a recent news conference./Howard Fischer/Capitol Media Services State lawmakers return to the Capitol Monday to deal with something they appear to have plenty of — money — and […]

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Shooter’s appeal shot down over his expulsion from the legislature

Posted by   /  December 26, 2019  /  Courts/Law  /  No Comments

Nine women publicly accused the Republican of sexual harassment before the House voted 56-3 to expel him in early 2018 Rep. Don Shooter claimed his rights were violated when the state House voted to oust him in early 2018. By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star Arizona lawmakers have no right […]

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Measure planned to bar ‘self-dealing’ at the Arizona Capitol, curb restrictions on initiative measures

Posted by   /  September 16, 2019  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Jeremy Duda | Arizona Mirror Voters next year may get a chance to bar lawmakers from voting on legislation that benefits them financially, roll back restrictions on citizen initiatives and repeal a ban on door-to-door ballot collections through a wide-raging ballot measure crafted by a group of Democratic operatives. The Democracy and Accountability Act […]

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Law to ban cities from mandating employee benefits dead

Posted by   /  August 28, 2019  /  Courts/Law, Employment Law  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer| Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times State lawmakers cannot block local governments from mandating that private employers provide workers with even more fringe benefits than required in law, the Arizona Supreme Court has ruled. In a brief order August 28, the justices refused to disturb a decision by the state Court […]

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Key Republicans oppose governor’s budget, a flashback to 2006

Posted by   /  May 11, 2019  /  By Phil Riske, Legislature 2019 Regular Session  /  No Comments

Arizona budget negotiations hung up by sexual abuse issues By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer This legislative session is not the first where two Republicans took on their party leaders and governor in opposing the proposed state budget. In 2006, it took 128 days, but Republican lawmakers released a budget proposal that met with lukewarm […]

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You elected them to write new laws. They’re letting corporations do it instead.

Posted by   /  April 4, 2019  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

An investigation by USA TODAY, The Arizona Republicand the Center for Public Integrity By Rob O’Dell and Nick Penzenstadler | USA TODAY Each year, state lawmakers across the U.S. introduce thousands of bills dreamed up and written by corporations, industry groups and think tanks. Disguised as the work of lawmakers, these so-called “model” bills get copied […]

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Where’s the beef?’ Rancher’s bill puts some meat in agriculture law

Posted by   /  February 23, 2019  /  Legislature 2019 Regular Session  /  No Comments

  By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Sun State lawmakers want to make sure that when a shopper asks “where’s the beef” that what they’re buying actually came from a steer or a cow. Ditto on chickens. On a 4-3 vote Thursday the House Committee on Land and Agriculture voted to […]

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Legislature takes aim at short-term rentals

Posted by   /  February 14, 2019  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

  By Jerod MacDonald-Evoy A bill with the backing of 57 Arizona lawmakers from both parties aims to add new regulations to short-term and vacation rental properties, like those rented through popular online rental websites AirBnB and VRBO. House Bill 2672, sponsored by Rep. John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills, adds restrictions on the number of people allowed […]

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Those crazy legislators and their crazy bills

Posted by   /  February 13, 2019  /  By Phil Riske, Government and Politics, Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

  By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer It’s deadline time at the Arizona Capitol for lawmakers to submit their bills, several hundred of which will be dead on arrival. Here are examples of measures likely to be ignored by the speaker of the House and president of the Senate HB 2012—Appropriations: Light, Rail Tombstone to […]

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