Saying the state’s gas tax is “dying and never coming back,’’ a Democratic lawmaker wants to study tax alternatives and allow the Department of Transportation to run pilot programs testing the ideas.Read More »
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Legislation to tighten fraud controls for a rapidly expanding voucher- style program that could serve up to 200,000 more students next year is being drafted by the state Department of Education and Goldwater Institute.Read More »
Page Gonzales, Gov. Jan Brewer’s director of policy, is departing the Ninth Floor to become newly elected Maricopa County Supervisor Steve Chucri’s chief of staff.Read More »
An initiative measure for a sales tax increase has been certified to appear on Arizona's November ballot after checks of petitions found enough valid voter signatures.Read More »
State transportation officials are reviving construction projects across northern Arizona this summer.Read More »
State economists say Arizona is on a pace to add about 50,000 nonfarm jobs annually but that the rate of increase still trails the period before the Great Recession.Read More »
As chairman of the Committee on Transportation for the Arizona House of Representatives, I would like to point out areas of concern regarding the Arizona Capitol Times Nov. 25 article “Contractors say fund sweeps cost 42,000 highway jobs, want HURF reimbursed”. The truth is that in its reporting the publication seriously underrepresented the length and scope of the HURF raids and the negative impact these actions have had on eroding the trust of Arizona voters in their state government.Read More »
If a cactus and sunset don’t suit a driver, Arizonans can now opt for one of the 49 specialty plates when they register their cars.
But some call the numerous specialty plates, including the ironic Tea Party plate and one for the embattled Phoenix Coyotes, a threat to public safety and private groups using the government to pad their bottom lines.
Rep. Steve Farley, D-Tucson, who authored the bill, said a ban would help prevent lawbreakers from escaping the consequences of speeding or red-light running.Read More »
In a recent automobile commercial, an actor carps about the perils of driving on America's roadways, describing the dangers of motoring next to a guy steering his vehicle with his knees while talking on his cellphone and eating a cheeseburger.Read More »