After initially saying it would announce its new CEO at a meeting Friday, the Arizona Commerce Authority now says the selection may be pushed back and that it doesn’t even have a list of finalists yet.Read More »
The Arizona Commerce Authority announced late Friday afternoon that it will not be awarding the $5,000 stipends it had earlier promised to15 companies eliminated from a competitive grant program.
The Goldwater Institute’s Clint Bolick sent a letter to the ACA earlier this month, warning that the awards for unsuccessful semifinalists in the agency’s Innovation Challenge could be a violation of a constitutional provision banning government gifts to private companies, unless the money creates a tangible public benefit.
The appointment of former Pinal County Supervisor Bryan Martyn as the new State Parks director has come under scrutiny after records show he was one of the least qualified candidates for the job.Read More »
The Arizona Commerce Authority set off alarms at the Goldwater Institute this week after the government agency announced it would be awarding thousands of dollars to companies that were eliminated from a competitive grant program.Read More »
Arizona has seen its revenue from tribal casinos rise for the seventh consecutive quarter. The Arizona Department of Gaming reported Wednesday that tribes' payments to the state will be about $24.3 million for the quarter that ended March 31.Read More »
An attorney for the next Arizona inmate to be executed is making a legal issue out of the recent shakeup of the Board of Executive Clemency and questioning whether newly appointed members will have enough training to stand in judgment of her client.Read More »
Thousands of Arizona kids can now officially enroll in a state health insurance program. Gov. Jan Brewer is scheduled Tuesday to announce the re-opening of enrollment in KidsCare at a news conference at Phoenix Children's Hospital.Read More »
Nine people have been arrested after a protest march stopped in front of a federal immigration building in Phoenix. About 500 demonstrators marched in the downtown area Wednesday afternoon against Arizona's controversial immigration law known as SB 1070.Read More »
The Pinal County Board of Supervisors is looking to appoint someone to replace Bryan Martyn, who recently accepted a position as director of Arizona State Parks.Read More »
The United States could see an official about-face in the coming months in how it confronts illegal immigration if the Supreme Court follows through on its suggestion that it would let local police enforce the most controversial part of Arizona's immigration law.Read More »