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  • Governor vetoes religious tax breaks 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 10:53 pm
  • PHOENIX - Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer says she vetoed a bill allowing private property owners who lease space to churches to get a tax break because of several logistical concerns and because it's possible that owners who get the tax break will not pass on the savings to their renters.

  • Arizona governor vetoes bill allowing wolf killing 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 10:37 pm
  • PHOENIX - Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on Tuesday vetoed a bill allowing ranchers to kill endangered wolves in self-defense.

  • Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoes 2 pro-gun bills 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 10:26 pm
  • PHOENIX - To the surprise of the bill's sponsor, Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a bill Tuesday that that would have allowed concealed-carry permit holders to take their guns into government buildings.

  • Governor signs bill to stop federal takeover 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 10:11 pm
  • PHOENIX - A bill that could avert a federal takeover of Arizona's construction safety standards division has been signed into law by Gov. Jan Brewer.

  • Senate votes down Super Bowl bill aiding Glendale 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 7:54 pm
  • PHOENIX - After months of bipartisan support in both Arizona legislative chambers, a bill that would have helped the city of Glendale cover public safety costs during next year's Super Bowl failed Tuesday in the Senate.

  • House passes elections agency curb bill on 2nd try 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 7:34 pm
  • PHOENIX - The Arizona House has passed a bill preventing the Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission from investigating possible campaign contribution violations by candidates who don't participate in the program.

  • Senate sides with ridesharing services Uber, Lyft 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 7:28 pm
  • PHOENIX - Calling Uber a cutting-edge concept, the Arizona Senate on Tuesday approved a bill that exempts it and other rideshare companies from the same regulations that traditional taxi and limo companies have.

  • Senate approves another gun bill 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 5:47 pm
  • PHOENIX - The Arizona Senate has approved a bill that would speed up the certification process for high-caliber firearms for private citizens.

  • Bill making smugglers eligible for death passes 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 5:35 pm
  • PHOENIX - The Arizona Senate has approved a bill that could make human smugglers convicted of murder eligible for the death penalty.

  • Gov. Brewer signs bill to curb human trafficking 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 5:34 pm
  • PHOENIX - Gov. Jan Brewer signed sweeping legislation Tuesday that aims to curb human trafficking and was championed by the wife of U.S. Sen. John McCain.

  • Arizona court rules on DUI law for marijuana users 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 5:34 pm
  • PHOENIX - Authorities can't prosecute Arizona motorists for driving under the influence of marijuana unless the person is impaired at the time of the stop, the state Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in the latest opinion on an issue that several states have grappled with across the nation.

  • Court revives lawsuit vs. state Medicaid expansion 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 5:25 pm
  • PHOENIX - The Arizona Court of Appeals on Tuesday revived a lawsuit challenging Gov. Jan Brewer's expansion of the state's Medicaid insurance plan for the poor, ruling that Republican lawmakers have the right to sue over their contention that a hospital assessment that funds the expansion is a tax requiring a two-thirds vote of the Legislature.

  • House rejects limits on total state pensions 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 2:44 pm
  • PHOENIX - The Arizona House has rejected a bill that would have limited the size of state pensions for people hired after this summer.

  • House to take up 2 school voucher bills 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 7:37 pm
  • PHOENIX - The Arizona Department of Education says it was mistaken when it informed the public and reporters last month that all students in the state's school voucher program are currently receiving extra funding that is meant for students from charter schools.

  • Senate approves 'revenge porn' bill 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 2:10 pm
  • PHOENIX - The Arizona Senate has approved a bill aimed at stopping jilted lovers from posting explicit pictures of their former flames online to get revenge.

  • GOP gubernatorial candidates relying on geography 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 4:56 pm
  • PHOENIX - Two Republican candidates for Arizona governor in an already crowded field could have a critical advantage thanks to support close to home, the Arizona Capitol Times reported (http://bit.ly/1jWCfT1) earlier this month.

  • Arizona Supreme Court rules on condemnation issue 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 4:31 am
  • PHOENIX - A dispute from light rail construction in Phoenix is the basis for an Arizona Supreme Court ruling on compensation for property owners in condemnation cases.

  • Senate to debate rideshare regulations 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 6:58 pm
  • PHOENIX - Among the major issues left to cover at the Arizona Legislature before the session ends is how to regulate the increasingly popular ridesharing programs like Uber and Lyft.

  • Arizona House fails to expand school vouchers 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 11:16 pm
  • PHOENIX - A major expansion for Arizona's school-voucher program suffered a blow Thursday in the House of Representatives.

  • Brewer axes bill giving Tombstone fed land access 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 9:40 pm
  • PHOENIX - Gov. Jan Brewer on Thursday vetoed a bill designed to allow the city of Tombstone to access federal land to repair its water system, saying the legislation had constitutional issues.

  • Bill giving search, rescue groups legal cover axed 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 9:37 pm
  • PHOENIX - Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has vetoed a bill giving broad protection from lawsuits to members of search and rescue groups.

  • Governor vetoes aggressive panhandling bill 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 8:11 pm
  • PHOENIX - Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has vetoed a bill that would have prohibited "aggressive" panhandling.

  • Bill limiting Medicaid to 5 years sent to Brewer 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 6:16 pm
  • PHOENIX - A proposal that could force able-bodied Medicaid recipients to get a job and limit some to a maximum of 5 years of insurance is on its way to Gov. Jan Brewer for consideration after the House gave final approval to Republican House Speaker Andy Tobin's bill on Thursday.

  • Senate rejects revival of Grand Canyon U tax break 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 9:07 pm
  • PHOENIX - The Arizona Senate on Tuesday narrowly rejected an effort to revive a proposal granting a private Christian university a major break on its property taxes.

  • County, feds at odds over drug case payments 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 9:04 pm
  • FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - Coconino County has offered to repay the U.S. Justice Department $700,000 it received for prosecuting drug trafficking cases after an audit found no proof of federal involvement in the cases.