The slide in the percentage of education funds that ends up in Arizona classrooms appears to have stopped. But it also isn't getting any better.Read More »
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Arizona’s primary election will decide the fate of the vast majority of Arizona’s 30 legislative districts, most of which are drawn to overwhelmingly favor one party over the other. Candidates have less than two weeks to collect the necessary signatures to get their names on the ballot, which will be mailed to voters in 11 weeks.Read More »
Shope eyes smaller districts for state representatives
Rep. T.J. Shope wants to cut Arizona’s massive House of Representatives districts in half.
The first-term lawmaker hasn’t completed his plans yet, but is strongly leaning toward a proposal that would split the House districts in half. Rather than have each legislative district elect two House members at large, Shope’s plan would create two separate House districts that would be contained within each Senate district.
As it reaches a climax, the months-long campaign to reduce a key incentive for residential solar has given Arizonans a glimpse into a nearly obscure but powerful body of regulators that oversees some of Arizona’s biggest industries.Read More »
Even as many districts and individual schools have ramped up their instruction, this year's implementation of a 2010 state law may mean an estimated 1,500 Arizona third-graders will be denied promotions to fourth grade for not meeting required reading levelsRead More »
Arizona's redistricting commission is telling a federal court that it'd be too much of a rush to schedule a late March trial on a lawsuit challenging the state's new map of legislative districts.Read More »
Figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau Thursday show Pinal County grew faster than any other in the state between 2000 and 2010, with the tiny town of Maricopa leading with a giant 4,000 percent population increase.Read More »