Arizona lawmakers, business leaders and economists face a daunting task as they try to make any changes to the state’s income tax rates and tax system.Read More »
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Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane closed the door on a long-rumored candidacy for state treasurer, saying he made a commitment to the voters who re-elected him last year.Read More »
The Arizona Supreme Court declined to accept a case challenging the state’s new campaign contribution limits.
In a Tuesday afternoon order, Justice Robert Brutinel wrote that the court would not accept a petition for special action filed by opponents of HB2593, who hoped to bypass the lower courts and go straight to the Supreme Court. Brutinel did not elaborate on the high court’s reason for declining jurisdiction in the case.
Almost half of Arizona’s general revenues came from federal funds in fiscal 2011, the third-highest share in the nation, according to a recent report from the Tax Foundation.Read More »
As representatives of Arizona’s schools and districts, it is incumbent up on us to share timely, educational information in which our taxpayers and educational consumers have a vested interest. Often we hear criticism about being “top-heavy” in administration and that dollars earmarked for administrative salaries should be placed in classrooms to impact students.Read More »
Officials in Phoenix and Tucson say it’s no longer viable to organize gun buyback programs now that a state law will require the guns to be sold back into circulation, not destroyed.Read More »
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a bill approving a license plate that would raise money for public school teachers.Read More »
Navajo Nation lawmakers have put off voting on a lease extension for a coal-fired power plant over concerns about water use, pollution, the federal government's role in the power plant and a negotiating team that didn't include any of the lawmakers.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer on Thursday signed a bill into law setting up a pilot project that simulates tying funding to performance for a handful of school districts and charter schools, but she said in a letter to the Legislature that she wants more than a simulation.Read More »
Arizona is a hotbed of activity from the American Legislative Exchange Council, according to a new report that contends the group wines and dines Arizona lawmakers, hoping they will introduce ALEC model legislation to benefit corporate interests.Read More »