US court rules Glendale casino site issue still undecided
A federal appeals court says a key legal issue remains unresolved regarding whether a southern Arizona tribe was rightfully awarded reservation status for its planned casino site in the Phoenix area.
Navajo Nation opens flagship casino in Arizona
TWIN ARROWS, Ariz. — New sets of twin arrows are beckoning travelers on Interstate 40 in northern Arizona.
The Navajo Nation has opened its first casino in the state, the Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort, named after an old trading post, diner and gas station where red and gold twin arrows aimed at the ground remind motorists of what once was the “best little” stop on the interstate.
Economic development bills waiting on budget
The fever pitch for economic development legislation has died down somewhat following signs of recovery and passage of blockbuster bills in the past two sessions. But lawmakers are still pushing job-creating legislation, which has been stalled for months over the ongoing budget stalemate.
Brewer, league compromise on sales tax reform, but still no deal
Gov. Jan Brewer made a major concession to her transaction privilege tax reform bill that eliminates the most contentious provision, but that wasn’t enough to get the League of Arizona Cities and Towns on board.
Senate gives preliminary approval to Medicaid expansion
A block of five Republican senators joined forces with Senate Democrats on May 16 to wrest control of the chamber from Sen. President Andy Biggs and provide momentum to Gov. Brewer’s proposal to expand Medicaid in Arizona.
FDIC shutters Central Arizona Bank
WASHINGTON — Regulators have closed a small bank in Arizona, bringing the number of U.S. bank failures to 13 this year.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. on Tuesday seized Central Arizona Bank, based in Scottsdale, Ariz.
1st marijuana dispensary in Yavapai County to open
PRESCOTT — The first medical marijuana dispensary in Yavapai County is set to open this week in Chino Valley.
Brewer vetoes bill to make gold and silver legal tender
Gov. Jan Brewer on Thursday vetoed SB1439, which would have recognized gold and silver specie as legal tender in Arizona, along with any other specie that a “court of competent jurisdiction” deems to be within the state’s authority to make legal tender.
School board mulls $84 million desegregation plan
TUCSON — The Tucson Unified School District is mulling a plan to spend as much as $84.5 million to desegregate its schools.
Brewer: Answers from feds leave Arizona with only one option on AHCCCS
The federal government has told Arizona that it will not be able to continue cuts to its Medicaid program beyond the end of the year if it hopes to receive federal funding for a voter-approved expansion of the program.
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