Three experts on state finance and economy have been appointed to the Arizona State Retirement System Board, a nine-member body that prescribes investment goals and policies for the state’s retirement system.Read More »
Two state parks got new life Wednesday when the Arizona State Parks Board approved partnerships with local officials, but the board’s chairman said such efforts will be in vain if the Legislature keeps slashing the agency’s budget.Read More »
Two weeks after a House panel killed an effort to gut the state's public campaign finance system, a revised version of the measure to end Clean Elections was approved by the same committee.Read More »
The Arizona Legislature has taken the first step to repeal cuts to health care programs in order to comply with the federal health care law and avoid losing nearly $8 billion in federal funding.Read More »
Arizona legislators are poised to take up unfinished business related to the state budget and the federal health care overhaul.Read More »
To attract new businesses and create jobs in Arizona, Gov. Jan Brewer isn't looking to restructure or revamp the Department of Commerce. She's looking to eliminate it.
Brewer on April 14 announced plans to scrap the entire department and replace it with the Arizona Commerce Authority, a private sector-led operation that would narrow the state's economic development efforts to a handful of key industries.
Voters will be give decisions on a long list of ballot measures this November. Here's the breakdown and analysis of some of those measures.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer signed a bill Wednesday establishing a committee that will help recommend candidates for the Arizona Game and Fish Commission, a change that opponents say will give groups representing hunters and anglers control over issues affecting wildlife and ...Read More »
The state's largest hospital association has nixed plans for a ballot measure that would provide money for the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System by raising income taxes on the wealthiest residents.Read More »
A study sponsored by the Arizona Tourism Alliance paints a grim picture for the industry unless the state reverses some of the budget cuts that already have been approved.Read More »