Although the Arizona Department of Corrections is asking for a relatively small increase in its nearly $1 billion budget, one request stands out.Read More »
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A surge in the number of dependency cases is overwhelming juvenile courts around the state, straining the foster-care system and prompting agencies in the child-welfare system to ask for millions more dollars for the next fiscal year.Read More »
Arizona is taking the first steps to explore a future where energy flows across the state’s southern border and creates a more integrated power grid that bolsters energy markets, strengthens the border region’s energy industry and responds to the abundant solar energy resources of the Southwest.Read More »
In a more prosperous time, the Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District in northern Arizona received a grant to buy computers.
Many of those technological wonders are still serviceable, but that’s precisely the problem. David Snyder, the district’s director of business services, said the computers are old — about seven to nine years old.
Gov. Jan Brewer’s decision to forgo a state-based health insurance exchange headed off a potential battle in the Legislature, but that fight may not be over for good.Read More »
A coalition of civil rights groups today sued Gov. Jan Brewer over her decision to preclude young illegal immigrants who have been granted relief from deportation from getting an Arizona driver license.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer will not pursue a state-run health insurance exchange, opting instead to have the federal government set up an exchange in Arizona.Read More »
Now that the economy is recovering, universities and state agencies are seeking budget increases and have asked Gov. Jan Brewer to fight for at least $500 million in new spending.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer appointed Vanessa Hickman as the Arizona State Land Department’s new commissioner.Read More »
California’s notoriously high taxes just got higher, and Arizona policymakers are looking to take advantage of the newfound opportunity to lure the Golden State’s businesses here.
On Election Day, California voters approved Proposition 30, which implements a four-year sales tax increase and a seven-year income tax hike on people who earn more than $250,000.