State economists say Arizona is on a pace to add about 50,000 nonfarm jobs annually but that the rate of increase still trails the period before the Great Recession.Read More »
Monthly Archives: May 2012
An initiative campaign is under way to ask Arizona voters to approve a ballot measure on state parks funding.Read More »
The Arizona Board of Regents began the legislative session seeing nothing in any budget proposal for two of its prime spending requests: Money for parity among the three universities and for the Phoenix campus of the University of Arizona medical school.Read More »
The Arizona Supreme Court was able to work out a deal allowing the Legislature to take money from a variety of smaller accounts rather than a larger, more critical one that lawmakers were targeting.Read More »
Arizona Legislative Republicans did the state a disservice by pushing through a bait-and-switch budget that lacks vision, leaves kids of working families without health care coverage and fails to create jobs.Read More »
Republicans passed a budget this week and, as usual, we did so without the help of Democrats. Despite the fact that we made no cuts in essential services while providing $150 million for statewide K-12 education funding, $21 million for universities and $100 million for health & welfare programs, there never seems to be enough spending to satisfy all their demands.Read More »
A poll released Thursday shows likely Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney soundly defeating President Obama in Arizona. The poll of 909 likely voters was commissioned by a Republican consultant and conducted by a Republican pollster in response to two polls ...Read More »
Lawmakers wrapped up their work at 8:25 p.m. on May 3 after nearly four months in session, having stashed away money for anticipated rainy days ahead, approved a sweeping measure that allows state workers to be more easily fired and fought on the unending battlefronts of abortion, taxation and border security.
And like the year before, lawmakers with conservative leanings shaped the agenda at the Capitol.
Investigators said Thursday they found a half dozen grenades among the military munitions in a suburban Phoenix home where a former Marine with ties to neo-Nazi groups shot four people and then took his own life.Read More »
A housing advocacy organization is planning to sue the state over a budget sweep of $50 million intended to help alleviate the effects of the foreclosure crisis.Read More »