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Debate not bitter: Arizona Leg might declare lemonade as state drink

Lemonade is one step closer to becoming Arizona’s state drink. Four senators jokingly proposed amendments to change the state drink to pink lemonade, sun tea, the margarita or Jamaica, a drink created from hibiscus flowers.... Read more»

Bill would limit marketing, publishing info about medical-marijuana dispensaries

Medical-marijuana businesses and advocates oppose a bill from a Mesa Republican that would make it a felony to publish unverified information about dispensaries, saying it’s an effort to block business.... Read more»

Lawmaker wants to establish industrial hemp industry in Arizona

A Republican state senator from Lake Havasu City sees economic opportunity in industrial hemp and wants to bring Arizona into the fold.... Read more»

Az lawmakers debate raising minimum auto liability insurance

You might have to pay about $80 more on car insurance next year if a bill working its way through the state Legislature passes.... Read more»

Biz leaders rally against bills to roll back Common Core

Several GOP bills to roll back or forbid Arizona’s switch to the Common Core State Standards would harm efforts to create a more competitive workforce, business leaders said Thursday, saying "We believe that it would be wrong to deny Arizona students the education they need to succeed in the 21st century."... Read more»

Bill would require Az to offer preparedness tips for nuke attack

A state lawmaker seeks to require the Arizona Division of Emergency Management to tell Arizonans how to prepare for an electronic apocalypse.... Read more»