A nonprofit fund established to honor the memory and legacy of the late Monsignor Edward J. Ryle, considered by many the “conscience of the Legislature,” is offering a graduate level scholarship valued at more than $50,000.Read More »
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When George Wylie Paul Hunt plunked his 300 pounds into the Arizona governor’s chair, he was a hard man to remove, even when it looked as if the voters had tossed him out.Read More »
Political activists and observers say term limits should be termed out, but average voters seem to like the law just the way it is.Read More »
A state agency that in the minds of some elected and private sector officials was a comfortable place for political appointees to perform is on the way out.Read More »
Jerry Colangelo, vice chairman of the newly formed Arizona Commerce Authority, sees his role as “rallying the troops and putting together a board that will provide leadership” in a concerted effort to improve the state’s economic and business status.Read More »
Despite a fairly positive report on the stability of the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) earlier this year, a major business group with no direct involvement in the fund is expressing serious concern.
The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, none of whose member firms has employees enrolled in a public pension plan, is calling for a major overhaul of ASRS to radically change how benefits are calculated for future retirees.
Max Hawkins, whose write-in candidacy for governor in 1990 forced an unprecedented runoff, has died in Henderson, Nev. He was 78.Read More »
A superstar with the old Brooklyn Dodgers, Joe Black pitched his way into the hearts of fans, kids he taught in school back East, and friends, colleagues and average folks he met in Arizona.Read More »
When the economy took a nosedive, budgets for mental health care were slashed and the number of individuals feeling stressed rose, fostering the need to fill a gap in services between crisis care and out-patient services.Read More »
When students return to schools in a month or less they will encounter bigger class sizes, fewer teachers and librarians, bus routes eliminated, and classrooms and corridors that aren’t quite as clean as they’ve been in the past.Read More »