As talk of pension reform heats up at the Capitol, organizations representing public safety employees such as police officers and firefighters may have to choose among three unappealing options: a bill they hate, a bill they hate even more and lawsuit they might lose.Read More »
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Arizona municipalities wouldn’t be able to run their own casinos if an Indian tribe follows through on its controversial plan to build one in the middle of the West Valley – and if a bill sponsored by Rep. Jack Harper becomes law.Read More »
This is one of a series of biographical sketches Cronkite News Service is producing about new members of the Arizona State Legislature. Each follows this format and includes a mugshot and video.Read More »
As they grapple with an unrelenting fiscal crisis for the third year in a row, Arizona’s policymakers have increasingly turned to an accounting maneuver to stave off crippling cuts to education.Read More »
An Arizona woman who filed an application to launch a recall campaign against Gov. Jan Brewer says it's a grass-roots effort but one that may require use of paid circulators to force a recall election.Read More »
The bleakest year in the foreclosure crisis has only just begun.Read More »
Judge Larry A. Burns of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California has been designated to oversee United States v. Jared Lee Loughner, in Arizona's U.S. District Court, said David Madden, a spokesman for the Ninth Circuit Office of the Circuit.Read More »
The daughter of a county supervisor has been arrested on suspicion of sexual misconduct with the same teenage boy that her mother is accused of sexually abusing over a three-year period, police said Thursday.Read More »
Reducing taxes is attractive for those who pay and the GOP plan is good for business, bad for homeowners. Conceptually, it is very simple however: property tax revenue results from assessed valuations multiplied by tax rates.
The problem is the government spends money and then expects taxpayers to pay, similar to a spendthrift college student with a parent’s credit card.
The process of picking Arizona's next Independent Redistricting Commission took a dramatic turn Dec. 14 when a legislative leader threatened to sue and a member of a selection committee resigned as criticism mounted over religious comments he made.Read More »