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In addition to alerts broadcast when missing children are considered in peril, new laws call for alerts when law officers are attacked and when those 65 or older disappear under suspicious circumstances. Lawmakers say the alerts will help when time is of the essence. Read more»

A system to alert the public when a law enforcement officer has been attacked would make communities safer for both residents and officers, according to one lawmaker. Read more»

Orr and Steele back JTED bill; lawmakers debate a repeal of election measures; animal cruelty bill heard in committee; and more. Read more»

Eliminating state sales tax over two upcoming holiday weekends would encourage Arizonans to make more purchases and also serve as a thank you, a state lawmaker contends. Read more»

Voters rejected Proposition 115 Tuesday, upholding the current system of selecting and retaining state judges in Pima and Maricopa counties as well as appellate and Supreme Court judges. Read more»

Proposition 115 would have more judicial nominees come before the governor for selection and give the governor more power over the makeup of commissions that nominate candidates. Read more» 1