In his State of the State address, Gov. Doug Ducey pleaded with lawmakers to settle with schools and resolve the K-12 inflation funding lawsuit, whose outcome could plunge Arizona’s budget deeper into a fiscal abyss.Read More »
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A new department of child protection may grant police powers to staff investigating child fatalities and create a wide-ranging, easily accessible database of information relating to children’s safety and welfare.Read More »
A state Senate committee has approved a bill requiring one state elected official to remain in a secure location for big events like inaugurations and the state of the state address.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.
This week's most outstanding quips, gibes and utterances.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer on Friday releases her new budget proposal, one expected to largely hold the line on most state spending after several years of cuts.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer’s State of the State address Jan. 9 was light on details and big on broad outlines as she focused more on Arizona’s centennial celebration and the accomplishments of her administration.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer's office says the state can avoid paying millions of dollars of interest costs through early repurchases of three high-profile state buildings sold to help close budget shortfalls.Read More »
Shortly after he was formally installed as Senate President, Steve Pierce set the tone for the work ahead by telling fellow lawmakers it’s time to pull up their bootstraps.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer said Monday that Arizona should celebrate the its approaching Feb. 14 centennial and the state's improving finances by buying back several high-profile state buildings that were sold to close earlier budget shortfalls.Read More »