state funding

Grand Canyon, shutdown, federal government, state parks
Sep 28, 2023

Utah and Arizona will pay to keep national parks open if shutdown occurs

Arizona and Utah will keep the iconic national parks in those states open if a shutdown of the federal government threatens access to Arizona's orange-striped Grand Canyon and the sheer red cliffs of Utah's Zion Valley.

Nov 26, 2020

Ducey sends $400M of CARES money to state agencies

Gov. Doug Ducey is using hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funds earmarked for COVID-19 relief to pay for state operations, such as salaries, which some say contravenes the intention of Congress. Ducey, who controls nearly $1.9 billion of federal coronavirus relief money, funneled nearly a quarter of it to state agencies, which, in […]

Lawmakers cautiously eye economic gift of higher revenues
Feb 16, 2017

Senator promises to scale back bill that threatens political entities’ funding

A Senate panel has approved a bill expanding a law that allows the state to withhold money from government entities that don’t do as legislators please after its sponsor promised to scale back the scope of its application.

Feb 9, 2017

Senate panel approves major expansion of school choice program

The 4-3 vote by the Senate Education Committee followed hours of testimony from individuals who already get what lawmakers call “empowerment scholarship accounts” detailing how they have helped their children. Eligible groups range from children with special needs to those on reservations and those who attend schools rated D or F.

Mar 9, 2015

House OKs bills blocking state funding for federal policies

The Arizona House has given initial approval to two bills blocking state funding for federal policies.

Nov 11, 2013

Report: Arizona saw nation’s largest in-state tuition hikes

Arizona’s four-year public universities had the nation’s largest in-state tuition and fees increase over the past five years, according the nonprofit organization that oversees the SAT.

Oct 16, 2013

Brewer announces nine more days of Grand Canyon funding

Gov. Jan Brewer announced that Arizona will use state funds to keep Grand Canyon National Park open for an additional nine days if the federal shutdown persists.

Jun 11, 2012

Ariz. college looks at property tax raise, layoffs

SIERRA VISTA a�� A southern Arizona college is relying on local property owners to contribute to its budget. The Sierra Vista Herald reports the Cochise College governing board will consider a 2 percent increase in the property tax rate during a hearing Tuesday on next year's budget.

Apr 19, 2012

Senate skips vote on Planned Parenthood funding

The Arizona Senate on Thursday skipped a scheduled to vote on a bill to bar Planned Parenthood from receiving public funding through the state for non-abortion health services. Senate approval would complete legislative action on the bill already approved by the House.