Longtime Arizona lawmaker John Huppenthal has wanted to revamp the state's school system for years. Now, he'll get the chance.Read More »
Voters rejected two ballot propositions Nov. 2 that would have transferred almost $450 million from two voter-approved funds to address the state budget deficit.Read More »
Ben Grumbles, the director of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, announced that he'll step down from the agency by the end of the year. Grumbles announced the resignation to the ADEQ staff in an email Oct. 28.Read More »
Prominent sportsmen organizations felt former Gov. Janet Napolitano didn’t take their interests seriously when she appointed a non-hunter to the Game & Fish Commission.
It’s unlikely to happen again.
Arizona health officials want to use public-spirited video to reduce the frequency of infections that people get in health-care settings such as hospitals while receiving treatment for other conditions.Read More »
Arizona’s attorney general says his office is part of a 50-state investigation into the mortgage industry’s home foreclosure documentation. The investigation announced Wednesday is being led by Iowa’s attorney general. Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard says the probe was prompted ...Read More »
At Bug Stop Pest Control, a do-it-yourself pesticide store in north Phoenix, owner Jesse Smith includes commonsense advice with each sale: Don’t spray when windy, wash up after, and – most importantly – read the instructions.Read More »
A group of former Cold Stone Creamery franchise owners accused Republican state treasurer candidate Doug Ducey, the company's former CEO, of using a raft of dishonest business practices to perpetuate a revolving-door system that lured in franchisees, bankrupted them and then pushed them aside to make way for new ones.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer said she believes the state can balance its budget next session without another tax hike, but she didn't rule out the possibility. "I am hoping that we do not," Brewer said at a Sept. 30 press conference on the steps of the Executive Tower.Read More »
Forecast information released Sept. 29 by the Joint Legislative Budget Committee staff has the state's current $8.5 billion budget facing a potential shortfall of up to $825 million. That's up from the previous forecast for a midyear shortfall of up to $700 million.Read More »