Jan 23, 2019

Major League Baseball wants players exempt from minimum wage law

As pitchers and catchers prep to report for spring training in February, Major League Baseball is trying to convince Arizona lawmakers to exempt minor league ballplayers from the state’s minimum wage law.

Chase Field, home of the Arizona Diamondbacks and owned by the Maricopa County Stadium District. (Photo by Justin Emerson/Cronkite News)
Feb 12, 2018

Bill puts Arizona on track to end public financing of pro sports stadiums

Arizona is at the forefront of a new legislative effort to outlaw public dollars from financing private stadiums for professional sports teams.

Jul 11, 2011

Rev. Jesse Jackson urges All-Stars to speak out against SB1070

The Rev. Jesse Jackson is urging baseball's All-Stars to speak out against the Arizona immigration law, saying they should follow the example set by Jackie Robinson when he broke the game's color barrier more than a half-century ago.