Few details are available publicly on a conservation draft agreement that Gov. Doug Ducey says is necessary to secure Arizona's water future.
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"This was one of the biggest black marks on the state of Arizona in its entire history," Sen. Martin Quezada said.
His plan would hire more police officers and school counselors. It also would allow police and others to seek protective orders preventing someone from buying a gun if they pose a threat.
Gov. Doug Ducey on Monday celebrated Arizona’s strong economy, new jobs and the state revenue that comes with it, but he said the state should focus on saving for the next economic downturn.
Calls for a statewide ban on texting while driving is picking up momentum at the state Capitol following the death this week of a police officer.
Arizona, Missouri and Montana are the only states in the country allowing texting behind the wheel.
The measure increases the water rate by 6 percent in 2019 followed by another 6 percent hike in 2020.