State economists say Arizona is on a pace to add about 50,000 nonfarm jobs annually but that the rate of increase still trails the period before the Great Recession.Read More »
As chairman of the Committee on Transportation for the Arizona House of Representatives, I would like to point out areas of concern regarding the Arizona Capitol Times Nov. 25 article “Contractors say fund sweeps cost 42,000 highway jobs, want HURF reimbursed”. The truth is that in its reporting the publication seriously underrepresented the length and scope of the HURF raids and the negative impact these actions have had on eroding the trust of Arizona voters in their state government.Read More »
If a cactus and sunset don’t suit a driver, Arizonans can now opt for one of the 49 specialty plates when they register their cars.
But some call the numerous specialty plates, including the ironic Tea Party plate and one for the embattled Phoenix Coyotes, a threat to public safety and private groups using the government to pad their bottom lines.
Rep. Steve Farley, D-Tucson, who authored the bill, said a ban would help prevent lawbreakers from escaping the consequences of speeding or red-light running.Read More »
In a recent automobile commercial, an actor carps about the perils of driving on America's roadways, describing the dangers of motoring next to a guy steering his vehicle with his knees while talking on his cellphone and eating a cheeseburger.Read More »
While increased traffic volume is typically welcomed by businesses along the way, the challenge for owners along the U.S. 60 will be to survive while construction limits access to their stores.Read More »
Federal stimulus money has saved more than 12,000 jobs in Arizona and laid the groundwork for a economic recovery built on information services and technology, Vice President Joe Biden said Nov. 16.Read More »
Not all the highway improvement projects states plan to pay for with federal stimulus money involve widening roads, fixing bridges or repaving highways. Nearly half the states plan to use some of their new funds to pay for high-tech gadgets that will reduce congestion, help the environment and create jobs quickly.Read More »