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With both sides digging in, the hope of extending unemployment aid to jobless Arizonans appears to be fading.
Lawmakers are expected to resume the special session this afternoon, but the Legislature is more apt to close down the session without acting on the legislation than it is to approve the bills.
Legislative budget analysts see good news in a preliminary figures from Arizona's April tax collections.Read More »
Lawmakers may not have to return to the Capitol this year after all.
Gov. Jan Brewer told the Arizona Capitol Times that she had no specific plans for special session and played down the possibility of calling legislators back, just weeks after she first said she was considering the idea for her state employee personnel reform plan.
The Senate budget’s most novel aspect is the clearest indication of the chamber’s ideological moorings yet.Read More »
When a slate of school district unification and consolidation ballot measures went down in flames in 2008, the movement appeared dead. But with Arizona reeling from deficit, advocates of unification are hoping that cost-conscious lawmakers will look at the proposal in a new light.Read More »
When the Arizona Department of Commerce becomes the Arizona Commerce Authority, the quasi-private agency will be free of much of the oversight and regulations that accompany being a fully public part of state government.Read More »