Arizona school officials are bracing for more and deeper budget cuts as the state faces continued shortfalls.Read More »
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Businesses that are hoping for immediate tax cuts from the Legislature next session should plan on being disappointed.
Even the most ardent tax cutters in the Legislature say it would be impossible to balance the budget next session while cutting corporate taxes.
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House Speaker Kirk Adams issued committee assignments Nov. 12, making Rep. Jerry Weiers chair of the powerful House Rules Committee.Read More »
“If I’m lucky enough to spot any of them at the Capitol this session, I’ll ask them.” — Rep. John Kavanagh, when asked if he expects Democrats to support a proposal to give the Legislature more authority over money the federal government gives to the state.Read More »
As soon as First Things First survived the Legislature’s bid to dismantle the agency and take its money, the program had a surprising message for its would-be executioners: We’re willing to help.Read More »
Arizona's budget troubles could prompt lawmakers to seriously consider changing criminal sentencing laws to reduce or slow the costly growth of the state's prison population, two legislators said Tuesday.Read More »
Just days after Sen. Russell Pearce promised he would hold off on a proposal to end birthright citizenship, several Republican lawmakers said they would move it forward instead.Read More »
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Helping at-risk children develop social skills and the ability to learn before they enter school prevents crime in the long run, retired Mesa Police Chief Dennis Donna said Monday.Read More »
“It’s money that Russell Pearce and John Kavanagh are salivating over, and the same thing is true for the open-space money. I don’t know that I necessarily want the money to get into their grubby hands.” — Sen. Carolyn Allen, on Prop. 302.Read More »