More than 1.1 million Arizonans who depend on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – better known as food stamps – will see their benefits reduced Friday in a long-planned national cut.Read More »
Yearly Archives: 2013
Arizona's voter registration numbers have dropped by about 3,000 since the last report in July.Read More »
Panelists of a Common Core symposium played to a full house in which there were lots of murmured snide remarks and an occasional cat-call between raucous applause Wednesday in the Arizona Senate building, demonstrating how charged the issue of the state’s learning standards is.Read More »
Arizona’s Residential Utility Consumer Office today recommended Arizona’s utility regulators to reduce solar “net metering” incentives by a fraction of what the state’s largest utility has sought in recent months.
Instead of cutting the monthly savings of solar net metering customers in half, or by around $75 each month, as Arizona Public Service has asked the state’s energy regulators to allow, RUCO suggested a more modest savings reduction of about $7 per solar panel user.
Arizona Corporation Commissioner Bob Burns said today he’s “troubled” by the vicious public relations war waged by Arizona’s largest utility provider and the solar industry over future rooftop solar incentives.
He wants an accounting of the money that’s been spent so far to see whether customers have been paying for the fight. If so, it could be a violation of the utility’s last rate case settlement.
Protect Our Vote spokesman Barrett Marson insisted today that there is a path to keeping the referendum from the 2014 ballot, and it leads straight through the courts.Read More »
Arizona business leaders were in Washington to lobby the state’s congressional delegation on immigration reform Tuesday, just the latest in a string of groups trying to pressure Congress on the issue.Read More »
Congress is letting maintenance backlogs grow in national parks like the Grand Canyon while continuing to add new sites that the National Park Service cannot afford to maintain, a report Tuesday charged.Read More »
Mike Ulinger, who retired after 30 years as a Phoenix firefighter, said he couldn’t go anywhere or do anything and became an alcoholic to self-treat post-traumatic stress disorder he attributes to his job.Read More »
Some youth living in the country illegally and pushing for immigration reform burned their high school diplomas in front of the Arizona Attorney General's Office in Phoenix.Read More »