A veto by Gov. Jan Brewer may cost students at a proposed Arizona State University campus in Payson an additional $2,000 per year in tuition — if the project is actually completed.Read More »
Teachers unions and advocacy groups that sunk Arizona’s private school voucher system two years ago haven’t made any moves to strike down its successor, even though they say it is blatantly unconstitutional.
But school choice advocates say they followed the instruction of an Arizona Supreme Court justice and the previous program’s critics in crafting the new system, which will allow it to withstand the inevitable lawsuit.
Since the late 1970s, rising crime has led lawmakers to require prison time for many non-violent offenses.
But some say eliminating the options of fines, work release, substance-abuse treatment and house arrest in favor of prison time can turn non-violent offenders into career criminals.
Now, as states face large budget deficits, calls for reforming sentencing for non-violent offenders also are coming increasingly from conservatives who call prison costs unsustainable.
Arizona State University President Michael Crow says the Lake Havasu City ASU campus will be open by the fall of 2012.Read More »
New U.S. Census Bureau figures showing how home and apartment vacancies have soared in the state aren't news for the residents of a block-long stretch of West Brown Street in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale.Read More »
Jim Small, editor of the Yellow Sheet Report, has been named Arizona News Service editor. In his new position, Small will be responsible for overall editorial content of Arizona Capitol Times, azcapitoltimes.com, Yellow Sheet Report and Arizona Legislative Report.Read More »
Arizona added more than 655,000 new housing units between 2000 and 2010, but U.S. Census Bureau figures made public on Thursday show a lot of them remain vacant.Read More »
Census figures set to be released Thursday show shifts in the state's population, with the percentage of Arizonans ages 14 and younger dropping in the past decade and an increase in the number of people ages 65 and older.Read More »
The former director of the Arizona State University Survey Research Center and the Cronkite/Eight Poll is again doing statewide polls.Read More »
Phoenix-area hotel and nightclub operators that rely on the Fiesta Bowl to bring in millions of dollars a year in revenue breathed a collective sigh of relief Wednesday after the announcement that the game will remain a part of the Bowl Championship Series.Read More »