Doug Ducey brought 13 years of experience running a business in the private sector, including time as CEO of Cold Stone Creamery, to his post as Arizona state treasurer. Now, as he and his staff are responsible for managing the state’s $11.4 billion portfolio of taxpayer money on a daily basis, he shares what the state is — and is not — doing effectively in recovering from the Great Recession.Read More »
As Californians Rob Owens and Ian Au-Yeung took in an early April spring training game between the San Diego Padres and Milwaukee Brewers at Peoria Sports Complex, they may have felt a bit more crowded by the fans this year at the ballpark.Read More »
Republican members of Arizona’s congressional delegation gathered at the state Senate to excoriate the Obama administration and the federal government over policies on forest management, the environment and a host of other issues they say are hurting the economy and hampering job creation.Read More »
Republican members of Arizona’s congressional delegation and Gov. Jan Brewer will meet at the state Capitol on Friday for a hearing by the Congressional Western Caucus.Read More »
Arizona suffers from a critical shortage of physicians that is compounded by the downturn in national and state economies and the subsequent loss of many jobs. Five years ago, the Legislature took steps to address these issues by supporting the expansion of the University of Arizona’s College of Medicine in downtown Phoenix.Read More »
Just a few percentage points separate Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum in the polls for Arizona’s GOP presidential primary, but the two frontrunners did little to differentiate themselves on the issues nearest to Arizona Republicans’ hearts.Read More »
Outgoing Arizona Commerce Authority President and CEO Don Cardon will give back the $50,000 signing bonus he received last year.Read More »
Arizona's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is holding at 8.7 percent despite the loss of 3,000 jobs in December.Read More »
Arizona’s metro areas are at least four years away from returning to pre-recession employment levels, according to a report issued Wednesday.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer has never had a legislative session like this.
After three years of fiscal crises and emergency budget fixes, Brewer went into the 2012 legislative session with a projected surplus. The biggest budget problem Brewer faces now is what to do with as much as $1.5 billion in extra revenue.