Sources say that House GOP Chief of Staff Victor Riches has been hired as Goldwater Institute’s vice president and will be leaving the Legislature in October.Read More »
Monthly Archives: August 2013
Researchers at Arizona State University say rising interest rates don't appear to be affecting the Phoenix-area housing market, which is making a comeback.Read More »
Arizona has either a shortfall of approximately 4,000 prison beds or a surplus of about 1,000 beds, with the difference based on whether more than 5,100 temporary beds are counted as part of the overall picture.Read More »
Paul Petersen is the new assessor for Maricopa County.
The county Board of Supervisors on Monday unanimously selected Petersen for the job over 10 other applicants.
The head of the state Board of Executive Clemency has resigned and been replaced by another member of the board.Read More »
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is scheduled to lead a delegation to India this week.Read More »
As the head of Arizona’s Residential Utility Consumer Office (RUCO), I have been following with great interest the thoughtful guest opinion pieces appearing recently in the Arizona Capitol Times regarding electric deregulation — both those in favor and those opposed.Read More »
Arizona Public Service has been granted monopoly status to provide power in certain parts of Arizona. It’s also a publicly traded company and has a fiduciary obligation to maximize profits for shareholders. This may lead the company to pursue policies that are in its interests but not those of its ratepayers.Read More »
Hearty members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints (LDS) were summoned to leave their Utah homes and settle in Arizona Territory beginning in the 1860s as LDS President Brigham Young was concerned with westward-bound wagon trains filled with non-LDS settlers wanting to move into the wide open west.Read More »
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has assumed control of radar blimps used to monitor the U.S.-Mexico border.Read More »