Maricopa County reduced budget by 89 million
I’m fortunate to have many great friends and colleagues at the Capitol and I’m pleased to continue to work with the Capitol community in new ways as an elected official of Maricopa County.
Brewer plans renewed push for K-12 performance funding
Among Gov. Jan Brewer’s big three priorities for the 2013 legislative session, performance funding for K-12 schools was the one that got left behind.
Showdown looms over electrical deregulation
For a century, public utilities have produced and delivered electricity to homes and industries in a system that guarantees their profit and ensures steady service to residents.
Now, the Arizona Corporation Commission is considering whether to shake up the monopolies and bring competition to the state.
Stand your ground impacts
Since the 1960s, Arizona’s violent crime rate has usually been just above the national average, and has dipped and spiked along with national trends, normally hovering around 5-10 percent above the U.S. average.
Practically every state’s violent crime rate has risen and fallen over the past 50 years along with the U.S. average.
Commerce Authority committee to decide Watson bonus
The Arizona Commerce Authority’s compensation committee will decide on Monday how much of a bonus CEO Sandra Watson will receive for her first year at the agency’s helm.
Navajo plant operators announce alternative plan to reduce emissions
The owners and operators of the Navajo Generating Station announced an alternative proposal to reduce emissions at the coal-powered plant they say will cost millions of dollars less than a plan mandated by the federal government.
Charter schools sue over reduction in voter-approved education funds
A group of charter schools is suing the Arizona Department of Education, alleging it is illegally reducing voter-approved funds for teacher pay raises and the classroom.
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On Tuesday, Restoring Arizona attorney Kory Langhofer sent a letter to Bennett outlining a variety of reasons why he believes the URAPC Medicaid expansion referendum fails to follow the law, and thus will be barred from the 2014 ballot by the courts if its proponents gather the needed signatures.
Ministers from Arizona, other states, lobby for immigration reform
The Rev. Eve Nunez cried Thursday as she told a Capitol Hill audience that “it hurts to be a pastor” in Arizona, where ministers often have to help families that have been separated by deportation.
Judge to weigh limiting Arizona redistricting suit
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge is considering whether to scale back a Republican-backed lawsuit challenging Arizona’s map of congressional districts.
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