Arizona schools have not lived up to the 2018 school year promise to increase teacher pay by 20% by this past year. A new report by the state Auditor General’s Office found that statewide average salaries are up just 16.5%, ...Read More »
Arizonans fired from their jobs for refusing to get vaccinated against COVID could end up with the company having to continue to pay them for a year. The state House gave preliminary approval Monday to legislation that makes such payments ...Read More »
On those dark nights patrolling rural areas of this state, troopers often find themselves far from any backup. That’s in large part because of the considerable amount of vacancies among our ranks. Increasing pay will help the department attract more and better qualified recruits. More troopers on the road helps ensure better public safety – for our fellow troopers and the citizens we are sworn to protect.Read More »
Brushing aside the “optics” of the last-minute action, state lawmakers voted Monday to triple the daily allowance they now get. The move by the House Appropriations Committee came after Rep. Noel Campbell, R-Prescott, urged colleagues to make the vote on the politically risky move bipartisan and unanimous.Read More »
The head of the statewide teachers union said Wednesday a strike may be necessary to get salaries closer to where he believes they should be. But not this year.Read More »
Arizona’s teachers union called for a 20 percent pay raise for all educators in the state, arguing that if it’s good enough for Gov. Doug Ducey’s deputies, it’s good enough for teachers.Read More »
The commission that recommends salaries for lawmakers, executive officials and judges is hoping members of Arizona’s judiciary won’t have to go a full decade without a pay raise.Read More »
All eyes on Arizona as formal energy hearings begin
At the heart of Arizona’s battle over solar net metering systems is whether utilities can balance solar energy with the cost of maintaining the grid that delivers electricity to all users.
Arizona officials are studying whether current and former members of the state Board of Executive Clemency are owed potentially significant amounts of overtime pay.Read More »
In its fight to curb the influence of public unions, the Goldwater Institute has persuaded a judge to temporarily block Phoenix’s practice of paying police officers to perform union work.
Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Katherine Cooper ruled today that the practice known as “release time” likely violates the Arizona Constitution’s “gift clause,” which prohibits government from donating to private entities.