While the governor proposed eliminating the Department of Juvenile Corrections as a way to save money, one private company has said it could operate the program for slightly more than half of the agency’s fiscal 2009 budget.Read More »
Even with a mind-numbing return on investment of minus 18 percent and a report suggesting that the Arizona State Retirement System is woefully underfunded, retirees and current employees banking on a stable pension check need not worry.
So says Paul Matson, ASRS director, who notes that the retirement system is sitting on a whopping $25.5 billion pot of money.
Nobody who knew Helen Wiki Jackson would have described her as a passive person. Quite the opposite, in fact.Read More »
A group of big-business leaders Gov. Jan Brewer appointed at the beginning of this year to search for solutions to the state's significant job losses and dreary economic situation has submitted its initial report. They're just not talking about it.Read More »
A bill intended to reduce business and personal taxes would change significantly if a Senate committee adopts a strike-everything amendment that was agreed upon by leaders of both chambers.Read More »
Experts say some parts of H2250 will help, but other aspects are meaningless.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 »
Perhaps the biggest booster of the Arizona Office of Tourism is the Arizona Hotel and Lodging Association, a public policy advocate for the industry that represents more than 400 hotels, resorts and bed and breakfasts throughout the state.Read More »
Despite losing about 65 percent of its budget in the midst of a severe statewide economic crunch, the outlook at the Arizona Office of Tourism seems as bright as the Arizona sun.Read More »
The nationwide recession delivered a heavy uppercut to Arizona's tourism industry, but state tourism officials are hoping to avoid a knockout blow by leaning more heavily on foreign travelers.Read More »