Brewer, leadership meet, but no word on special session
Gov. Jan Brewer, Senate President Russell Pearce and House Speaker Andy Tobin met for an hour Tuesday to discuss some of the biggest issues facing the state during the legislative off-session, but made no decisions on calling lawmakers back to the Capitol for a special session.
‘Future of education’ panel previews education reform debate
Implementing new technology, competition, accountability and effective funding will be the key to preparing Arizona’s children for the complex global marketplace that now awaits them, a panel of education experts said Tuesday.
Couple pleads guilty to trying to vote in Arizona and Colorado in 2008
A Nevada couple has pleaded guilty to trying to vote in Colorado and Arizona in the 2008 election.
State breaks ground on centennial project
The state officially broke ground on a project to transform Washington Street into “Centennial Way” just in time for Arizona to celebrate the 100th anniversary of its entry into the union.
Fiesta Bowl wants campaign cash back
The Fiesta Bowl is seeking the return of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions made to U.S. Sens. John McCain and Jon Kyl and other Arizona politicians, according to documents obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press.
Tucson’s forgotten novelist
Harold Bell Wright is not a name that trips lightly from contemporary tongues. Yet, there was a time when this prolific novelist was among the nation’s best-selling and highest-paid authors.
Jim Small: Arizonans could expect even more budget cuts
Arizona News Service Editor Jim Small talks about the additional budget cuts that Arizonans could end up seeing in the near future.
Brewer on the Fiesta Bowl issue: Some freebies should be permitted
Gov. Jan Brewer says Arizona lawmakers should review state laws governing gifts to public officials in light of the Fiesta Bowl scandal, but the former legislator says there are legitimate grounds for gifts of travel and token items of appreciation.
District and Goldwater Institute in interim deal
A suburban Phoenix school district has agreed to stop spending money from a special bond while a judge reviews a complaint from the Goldwater Institute that it is violating voter intent.
Cash-short Arizona makes do with modest centennial
There was talk years ago that Arizona should build a new State Capitol to keynote its 2012 centennial celebration.
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