If the ongoing political debates about education funding have not convinced you, a new study might: Arizona is the sixth worst place in the nation to be a teacher.Read More »
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The U.S. Supreme Court agreed this morning to decide who can legally draw Arizona’s congressional districts.
In a brief order, the justices said they will consider whether the U.S. Constitution requires the boundaries to be drawn by the elected Legislature – and only the Legislature.
State lawmakers should stop fighting public schools in court and come up with the money they are due to compensate them for inflation, Gov. Jan Brewer said Wednesday.Read More »
A state hearing officer on Wednesday recommended rescinding a permit given to a company to extract copper from the ground underneath Florence using chemicals.Read More »
Arizona's policy of denying thousands of Arizonans in a deferred action program access to driver's licenses is contrary to federal law, the Obama administration said today.Read More »
Democrat gubernatorial hopeful Fred DuVal warned Sunday that businesses will not come to Arizona if the state scraps the Common Core academic standards. Republican Doug Ducey agreed that some standards are needed. Just not these.Read More »
Money may or may not be able to buy happiness. But a new WalletHub report shows that, on average, Arizonans are somewhat less happy with their lives than much of the rest of the nation. And part of the state’s ranking at No. 31 is because income is below the national average and is not growing.Read More »
School officials are warning lawmakers that if they don’t take a deal to settle the inflation adjustment lawsuit – and soon – taxpayers could be on the hook for another $1.3 billion.Read More »
Attorneys for the state are warning a federal judge that fewer “straight” couples will marry and existing marriages will become less stable if he allows gays to wed.Read More »
Arizona’s jobless rate increased in August for the third month in a row, with indications that things may not get better for a while.Read More »