Despite objections from fiscally conservative legislators, the Senate approved on Monday a measure that would allow businesses that meet certain requirements to pay a lower property tax.Read More »
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The Senate beat the sine die clock on Monday to pass legislation that contains major changes to the state’s pension systems.
The measure, which backers said would head off a collapse of the public pension programs, advanced on a party-line vote, 21-9.
Call it the ultimate going-home bill: House Speaker Kirk Adams is making an eleventh-hour push to win support for a series of reforms to the state pension programs before the legislative session ends.Read More »
The Arizona Corporation Commission wants to make sure electric utilities are ready for the summer high-use energy season.Read More »
Near the end of the process, after months of debate, House and Senate negotiators needed some additional revenue in order to balance the state’s budget.Read More »
Higher fuel and commodity prices mean a 5 percent increase in Arizona food prices according to an agriculture trade group.Read More »
Yavapai County supervisors rejected the proposed construction of a meteorological tower that could have served as a test for a possible wind farm on a ranch northwest of Prescott.Read More »
The $25 million deal-closing fund that forms a pillar of the new Arizona Commerce Authority is eye-catching, but may just be a drop in the bucket.Read More »
The executive director of the Bowl Championship Series is confident the BCS could boot the Fiesta Bowl out of the system college football uses to crown a champion before its contract with the game expires in three years.Read More »
Backers of light-rail say they are lobbying hard for more federal funds for new rail systems in Tempe, Mesa and elsewhere. The East Valley Tribune says Metro officials are touting a higher ridership than what was originally projected.Read More »