Despite the boost that Democrats received in the November election, their list of goals for upcoming budget negotiations are relatively short and mostly focused on money for education and health care.Read More »
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As a former room service worker at a Phoenix hotel, Daria Ovide said she saw housekeepers harm their backs, knees and wrists lifting dozens of heavy mattresses each day.Read More »
Arizona's September unemployment dipped to 8.2 percent, down from 8.3 percent the two previous months.Read More »
Those depending on Arizona’s defense contractors and subcontractors, as well as its military installations, are looking warily toward year’s end, when automatic spending cuts will occur unless the White House and Congress agree on an alternative plan for reducing the federal deficit.Read More »
The Environmental Protection Agency’s strict enforcement of air-quality regulations in Arizona is stifling job creation and proving costly to businesses unable to meet the standards, U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake said Wednesday.Read More »
WASHINGTON – More than 300 Navajo Nation jobs are at stake because of “excessively stringent and expensive” regulations the Environmental Protection Agency has proposed for the San Juan power plant, a tribal official testified Wednesday.Read More »
Phoenix officials are eyeing Northern California as a possible source of new jobs for Arizona's largest city.Read More »
Major economic indicators in Arizona point to a steady recovery, although some bumps remain.
Revenues in August grew by 8.6 percent, buoyed by strong showings in sales and individual income taxes.
Western states hit hardest by the housing crisis are feeling the greatest economic stress two years after the recession ended, according to The Associated Press's monthly analysis.Read More »
This week's most outstanding quotes from around the Capitol.Read More »