State IT plan focuses on efficiency, cyber security and a big revamp in 2013
Armed with more money and increased input from the Governor’s Office, Chief Information Officer Aaron Sandeen revamped the Statewide Strategic IT Plan for 2013 with a keen focus on modernizing and securing the state’s vital technology infrastructure while keeping costs down.
Law gives workers time to vote
A little-known state law guarantees employees up to three hours away from work with pay to vote on Election Day as long as they ask for the time off at least a day in advance.
Standing up for our furry friends
Animal advocacy groups push more laws to protect Arizona pets Edythe Jensen Arizona Capitol Times correspondent The gruesome death of a miniature poodle triggered the latest in a growing number of Arizona animal protection laws. And well-organized activists say the list is far from complete.
Moving up the Cox ladder, Susan Anable is seen as ‘composed, serious, knowledgeable’
In 2007, Cox Communications began allowing its technicians to take their vehicles home for the night in order to respond to service calls in the morning that were close to where they lived instead of first traveling to the office.
League of Women Voters works behind the scenes to maintain influence
In an atmosphere of increasing polarization in Arizona politics, the goal of staying non-partisan is not an easy road to take.
Public-private partnerships provide piece of the funding puzzle for new roads
It is Arizona’s freeway of the future, and seemingly everyone wants to see it built. Gov. Jan Brewer has advocated the construction of Interstate 11 between Phoenix and Las Vegas, calling it essential to commerce, tourism and trade throughout the West.
Arizona volunteers rally to increase Latino voting power
Every day, about 100 volunteers span out from the Promise Arizona office in central Phoenix to register Latino voters, hoping to change the dynamics of politics in Arizona.
Courting Volunteers: Valley youth wants to become a Supreme Court justice after insider work experience
During the past few years, the volunteer staff program at Maricopa County Justice Courts had slowed to being nearly non-existent.
Medical marijuana dispensaries rekindle debate over health benefits, legality
As the Arizona Department of Health Services approved nearly 100 dispensary application certificates, the battle over whether medical marijuana will be distributed on a large scale in Arizona is far from over.
‘Obamacare,’ ailing economy, rising costs lead to health care revolution
At one Phoenix medical center, health care reform means creating an electronic records system to reduce the distressingly high number of patients who die from hospital-acquired infections.
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