One of the most unexpectedly controversial issues from last session — the creation of a “Don’t Tread on Me” license plate meant to help Tea Party groups raise money — is off to a slow start since the governor signed the law.Read More »
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Giving what they can: Even in tough times, state employees contribute to charities through annual campaign
Each fund-raising cycle begins in January, with several hundred state employees from various agencies volunteering to campaign in their respective workplaces. It’s a six-week pledge drive, plus special events that raise additional money and keep employees engaged throughout the year.Read More »
Arizona is a key point of distribution for much of the nation’s fresh fruit and vegetables, with produce moving through the Arizona Department of Transportation’s ports of entry before heading north into the United States.Read More »
If a cactus and sunset don’t suit a driver, Arizonans can now opt for one of the 49 specialty plates when they register their cars.
But some call the numerous specialty plates, including the ironic Tea Party plate and one for the embattled Phoenix Coyotes, a threat to public safety and private groups using the government to pad their bottom lines.
The journey to privatized toll roads and pay-to-drive lanes in Arizona is a lot more like driving on a winding, mountain road than a sleek, open highway – slow and cautious, with an eye toward the pitfalls ahead.Read More »
A statewide rail plan that would start by linking Tucson and Phoenix is a step toward giving Arizona residents a transportation option that would relieve traffic congestion and improve air quality, an interest group contends.Read More »
In a rite of spring, state legislators are proposing at least 12 special license plates that would add to nearly 50 offered by the Arizona Department of Transportation.Read More »
Despite transportation funds coming from taxes paid by Arizona drivers, the federal government puts conditions and mandates on the use of these funds before states can be reimbursed for expenditures. Gov. Jan Brewer and the Arizona Department of Transportation have been fighting for more local control of transportation funds to better meet the state’s short- and long-range needs.Read More »
Future Phoenix-area mass transit projects paid partially with federal dollars could be stopped in their tracks.Read More »
Despite repeated failures in the past, a Tucson lawmaker is out to curb distracted driving with bills that would ban all cell phone use by drivers under 18 and outlaw text messaging as part of a wide range of distractions.Read More »