The Senate Appropriations Committee on Wednesday passed Sen. Steve Yarbrough’s plan for overhauling pension systems for public safety employees, despite the near-unanimous opposition of the groups that would be affected.Read More »
In pursuing pension-reform, Speaker Adams travels a lonely road, and Sen. Yarbrough stops for visits along the way.
Two bills — one still embryonic, one written and ready — represent the common goal of reforming the state’s pension system. They also represent two very different approaches to legislation.
Now that Arizona voters have approved the use of medical marijuana, employers need new ways to deal with employees who are impaired for any reason, a state lawmaker said Tuesday.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer dedicated a high-tech medical training center Wednesday designed to help military personnel prepare for battlefield emergencies.Read More »
Arizona's unemployment rate remains at 9.4 percent after adding a modest 3,400 jobs in December.Read More »
Those unpaid furlough days for Arizona state employees would be a thing of the past under Gov. Jan Brewer's proposed new state budget.Read More »
Most state government offices will be closed Thursday for the fifth furlough day of 2010.Read More »
Phoenix attorney David Selden, one of the lawyers fighting the employer sanctions law, wouldn’t make any predictions, but disputed the AP’s proclamation that it seems the court will uphold the employer sanctions statute.Read More »
The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments Wednesday on Arizona's employer sanctions law.Read More »
Whether after years of planning or by chance, public policy officials have come from throughout the state and country to manage Arizona’s cities and towns, driven by the desire to implement projects that produce tangible results.
And, despite deep budget cuts and foregone raises, those interviewed by Cronkite News Service say they find their jobs fulfilling.