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NRA gun safety class for Arizona schools one step closer to becoming law

A Republican bill sponsored by Rep. Quang Nguyen that would require a National Rifle Association gun safety course for Arizona middle and high school students is now one vote away from Gov. Doug Ducey’s desk. ... Read more»

Arizona Senate committee advances bill targeting 'sexually explicit' materials in schools

An Arizona Senate committee approved a bill that would prohibit public schools from referring "sexually explicit" material to children without the consent of parents, despite objections that the legislation could prevent classical texts and other enhancing forms of literature from being taught. ... Read more»

Arizona Senate approves bill requiring teachers to post curriculum online

Citing a need for academic transparency, Senate Republicans on Monday approved a bill that would require teachers to post all their lesson plans and materials online for parental review, despite some reservations.... Read more»

Az Senate Republicans advance bills to increase scrutiny of school library books, access to classrooms

Schools would be required to publicly post every new book bought for their libraries, have elected governing board members approve all new book purchases and let parents know every book their child checks out under a proposal Senate Republicans advanced Tuesday.... Read more»

Az Senate approves $150M in tax credits for film producers

Arizona landscapes would have a better chance of ending up on the silver screen under a legislative proposal to lure production companies to the Grand Canyon State with $150 million in tax credits that the Senate has approved. ... Read more»

Senate moves to repeal Az law banning undocumented immigrants from in-state tuition

Arizona high school graduates would be eligible for in-state tuition and public financial aid at state universities and colleges, even if they are undocumented, under a proposal that won approval Wednesday in a legislative committee.... Read more»

Democrats jump to early advantage in bid to flip Az Legislature

Following the initial count of early ballots received before Election Day, Democrats led in a handful of key legislative districts for control of both the House of Representatives and Senate. Democrats need net gains of two seats in the House and three in the Senate to take control of the chambers.... Read more»