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A bill authored by Rep. Michelle Ugenti, R-Scottsdale, would require a Proposition 105 disclosure statement on ballots, publicity pamphlets and advertisements involving ballot propositions.

Arizonans would make better-informed decisions about ballot propositions if presented with the fact that voter-approved measures are almost impossible to change later on, a state lawmaker says. Read more» 1

Sen. Rick Murphy, R-Peoria.

Only one in 20 Arizonans is a member of a union, but that hasn’t stopped several Republican state lawmakers from pushing bills aimed at restricting organized labor. Sen. Rick Murphy, R-Peoria wants to rein in unions representing public employees such as police officers, firefighters and teachers — groups he says take advantage of taxpayers. Read more»

Rep. Sonny Borrelli, R-Lake Havasu City, said he and other veterans serving in the Arizona State Legislature know how challenging it can be to transition from the military to civilian life.

As a retired Marine, Rep. Sonny Borrelli, R-Lake Havasu City, said he knows how challenging it can be for veterans transitioning back to civilian life. “We owe it to them to try and give them something to get them back into society, so they’re not just collecting unemployment, and to allow them to use the talents they picked up to put them to work,” he said. Read more»

Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery speaks on HB 2018 at a news conference. The bill, sponsored by state Rep. Michelle Ugenti, R-Scottsdale, would require parents and guardians to report within 24 hours a missing child younger than age 6. Montgomery said the bill should cover all minors.

Prompted by the trial of Casey Anthony, the Florida mother who didn’t report her daughter missing for a month, a state lawmaker wants Arizona parents to face a felony charge if they don’t report a child missing within 24 hours. Read more» 1

Rep. Michelle Ugenti, R-Scottsdale, says that HB 2644, which would prohibit the state from accepting federal funds for construction projects requiring a preference for union labor, will prevent unions from having an unfair advantage in bidding for state construction projects.

A Republican lawmaker wants to prohibit Arizona from accepting federal funds for construction projects requiring a preference for union labor, but a union leader says the measure would prohibit a practice that doesn't exist. Read more»