David Wells

Jul 17, 2020

Democratic jobless plan emerges to dormant Legislature

A Democratic proposal to bolster the state’s unemployment benefit system is taking shape. It’s the product of a consortium of lawmakers and left-leaning think-tanks who fear that the expiration of federal benefit supplements at the end of July could spell trouble for hundreds of thousands of out-of-work Arizonans. The broad outline of the plan, which […]

Jul 12, 2019

Impact of student population in downtown nil at ballot

Arizona-based universities have increasingly focused on downtown Phoenix in the past decade, with all three state universities bringing satellite campuses to the area between Roosevelt and Van Buren streets.

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Jan 28, 2019

Legislative committees approve tax conformity bills

Defying both Democrats and their own Republican governor, GOP lawmakers voted Monday to cut income tax rates across the board to prevent what they believe would be a "windfall'' to the state on the backs of Arizona residents.

Jan 10, 2014

Legislature needs to make assisting the unemployed a top priority

While we rightly have concern over the welfare of children in the more than 6,000 cases that Child Protective Services failed to investigate, imagine what the reaction would be if 150,000 people in Arizona went missing and there was no investigation.