After two and a half years with Arizona State Parks, Renée Bahl will be leaving the agency in December for a new job in central-southern California’s coastal Santa Barbara County. Bahl came to the parks department when budgets were being slashed and the department was trying to determine which of the parks it was going to be able to keep open. Now, she said, the outlook is far rosier.Read More »
The Arizona Supreme Court has rejected Colleen Mathis’ request to block her removal as Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission chair while the appeal of her ouster works its way through the court system.
Mathis can continue to appeal her decision, but will do so as the former IRC chairwoman, the court ruled on Tuesday.
The embattled Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission will hire attorneys for three members in response to Gov. Jan Brewer’s demands for information about allegations of serious misconduct.Read More »
After being in place for four months, the Arizona Commerce Authority Oct. 24 announced its first award from its $25 million deal-closing fund.Read More »
Major economic indicators in Arizona point to a steady recovery, although some bumps remain.
Revenues in August grew by 8.6 percent, buoyed by strong showings in sales and individual income taxes.
The Arizona State Board of Education decided today to delay releasing the specifics of its new school assessment rating system to further study how certain populations of students should be figured into the overall score.Read More »
The Arizona Department of Corrections’ oversight of private prisons has improved since a deadly, July 2010 escape, but the Office of the Auditor General also found the state-run prisons have their own security problems.Read More »
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama unveiled a waiver program Friday that opens the door for states to sidestep education obstacles in the much-maligned No Child Left Behind law. The new program gives states flexibility in the use of federal funds and on No Child Left Behind deadlines – as long as states adjust school policies to be more in line with the White House.Read More »
Arizona State University is helping Secretary of State Ken Bennett get a little publicity for his efforts to bring two World War II-era warship guns to the Capitol.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer will be racking up some frequent flier miles next month when she heads up a team of Arizona government officials and business leaders that will be traveling to China in hopes of attracting Chinese business investments in Arizona.Read More »