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State Senate Panel Votes to Keep Arizona State Parks Board

A bill introduced in the state legislature proposed scrapping the Arizona Parks Board and handing power over to its director. Now, a Senate panel has voted to keep the board intact. Arizona Public Radio's Ryan Heinsius reports.

State Senate Votes to Crack Down on Potentially Violent Protests

The state Senate passed a bill Wednesday that would make it a crime to organize a protest that turns violent. Arizona Public Radio's Ryan Heinsius reports, Republican lawmakers say enhanced measures are needed.

Legislation Would Dissolve Arizona State Parks Board

A bill in the Arizona legislature would abolish several state boards and committees related to conservation and public lands. Arizona Public Radio's Ryan Heinsius reports, the Arizona State Parks Board would be among those cut.

GOP Voters Are Again the Largest Voting Bloc in Arizona, But Just Barely

Registered Republicans in Arizona have overtaken independents as the largest voting bloc in the state. Arizona Public Radio's Ryan Heinsius reports, voters without a party affiliation had been the majority since January 2014.

GOP Voters Are Again the Largest Voting Bloc in Arizona, But Just Barely

Recreational Marijuana Legalization Initiative Qualifies for November Ballot

Arizona voters will decide whether to legalize recreational marijuana in the state. The Secretary of State's Office has officially certified the necessary signatures for the measure to appear on the November ballot. Arizona Public Radio's Ryan Heinsius reports.

Recreational Marijuana Legalization Initiative Qualifies for November Ballot

Arizona Emerges as a Toss-Up State in the Presidential Election

Many political analysts now consider Arizona a toss-up state in this year's presidential election. As Arizona Public Radio's Ryan Heinsius reports, a new poll shows Democrat Hillary Clinton with a slight lead over Republican Donald Trump.

Arizonans Weigh Pros and Cons of Education Funding Amendment Prop 123

Arizona voters head to the polls tomorrow to decide on an Education Finance Amendment, Proposition 123. It would settle a lawsuit brought against the state by public schools for failure to increase K-through-12 funding based on inflation during the recession. It would also give a $3.5-billion-dollar cash injection to public schools over the next 10 years. More than 60 percent of that money would come from the State Land Trust, given to Arizona upon statehood in 1912 as a means to generate

Arizonans Weigh Pros and Cons of Education Funding Amendment Prop 123

Prop 124 Would Reform Police and Firefighter Pensions

One of the two ballot propositions Arizona voters will decide in tomorrow's special election is Prop 124 . As Arizona Public Radio's Ryan Heinsius reports, it would reform the state's Public Safety Personnel Retirement System.

State Senate Set to Vote on Federal Policy Nullification Bill

UPDATE: The Arizona Senate has rejected House Bill 2201. It failed by a vote of 15-14 Tuesday afternoon. The Arizona Senate is set to vote on a bill that would allow the state to ignore actions of the federal government not approved by Congress. Arizona Public Radio's Ryan Heinsius reports.

Two Democrats May Vie for Open LD-7 State Senate Seat

UPDATE: According to the U.S. State Department, former State Senator Jack Jackson, Jr. is not running for state senate in Legislative District 7. So far, only one candidate has officially announced her senate run for the state's largest legislative district, LD-7. Arizona Public Radio's Ryan Heinsius reports.

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