Arizona Bill Would Allow Surprise Inspections Of Abortion ClinicsA bill in the Arizona Legislature to allow surprise inspections of abortion clinics has been described by supporters as a vital tool for health inspectors, who now must get a warrant to make unannounced searches of abortion providers.
Republicans Who Voted For Religious Rights Bill Now Calling On Brewer To Veto ItRepublican Gov. Jan Brewer faced intensifying pressure Monday from CEOs, politicians in Washington and state lawmakers in her own party to veto a bill that would allow business owners with strongly held religious beliefs to deny service to gays and lesbians.
Ariz. Legislature Approves Bill Allowing Businesses To Refuse Service To Gays Due To Religious Beliefs The Arizona Legislature gave final approval to legislation that allows business owners asserting their religious beliefs to refuse service to gays, drawing backlash from Democrats who called the proposal "state-sanctioned discrimination" and an embarrassment.
Arizona Lawmakers Seek To Save Firearms Turned In At Gun Buyback EventsThe months since the deadly Connecticut school shooting have seen dozens of gun buyback events across the country, with officials getting thousands of unwanted firearms off the street and sending them off to their destruction.
Arizona Legislature Passes Bill Making Gold, Silver Legal TenderThe Republican-led Arizona Legislature has passed legislation making gold and silver legal tender, no different under state law than the U.S. dollar printed by the federal Treasury Department.