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With the new year now in full swing, the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce continues to work to identify the programs and services that can best serve our business community. Like most businesses, we move steadily forward in pursuit of our goals.
A special team named to find out what led to 6,554 cases of child abuse going uninvestigated concluded Friday there was a “systemic failure, a lack of accountability and transparency and bad decision making,” requiring a total revamp of how Arizona handles child welfare.
State lawmakers gave final approval Thursday to additional funds for the state's new child welfare agency, but not before Democrats took shots at Gov. Jan Brewer for focusing more on treating the symptoms rather than the problem.
The state's seasonally adjusted jobless rate dropped two-tenths of a point last month, to 7.6 percent, the lowest it's been since November of 2008. But that's not necessarily because the economy is showing significant signs of improvement.
Saying it's the best that can be done, Gov. Jan Brewer proposed a nearly $9.4 billion spending plan for the coming fiscal year.
Saying she's had enough excuses, Gov. Jan Brewer moved Monday to strip the trouble-plagued Child Protective Services away from the Department of Economic Security.
Gov. Jan Brewer said today she wants Child Protective Services made into its own separate agency, headed by someone who reports directly to her.
A veteran state lawmaker wants voters to siphon cash away from a program for early childhood development to instead help fund services for foster children and the families that care for them.
Everyone has done a list of the Top 10 events of the past year.
From the perspectives of economic growth and city government, 2013 was a “banner year” for Chandler. That is how Mayor Jay Tibshraeny described it.
Two years ago, following the murders of two kids who’d been “on the radar” of local police and Child Protective Services, Gov. Jan Brewer ordered the establishment of the Arizona Child Safety Task Force to examine the state’s current policies and practices when it comes to protecting children.
The embattled director of the Department of Economic Security said Tuesday that his agency has been telling the governor, lawmakers and everyone else for years that some complaints of child abuse were not being investigated.
Gov. Jan Brewer is willing to give Clarence Carter the benefit of the doubt about his culpability in more than 6,500 complaints of child abuse going uninvestigated — at least for the time being.
Gov. Jan Brewer is weighing whether the troubled Child Protective Services needs to be split into a separate agency headed by someone who reports directly to her.
Saying Child Protective Services has been “hiding or not disclosing” information, Gov. Jan Brewer on Monday a special panel of current and former legislators and outsiders to take a closer look at the agency.
The president of the state Senate is blasting a request for lots more money for Child Protective Services, saying the agency may have wasted the funds restored to it in the last two years.
Does anyone even care that 6,000 cases of reported neglect and abuse went un-investigated by Child Protective Services Special Welfare Assessment Team at the Arizona Department of Economic Security?
PHOENIX — A plan by the Department of Economic Security to deal with a backlog of 6,000 uninvestigated child abuse complaints is getting panned by lawmakers from both sides of the aisle.
PHOENIX – The state's top police agency is ready to investigate how 6,000 reports of child abuse over four years fell through the cracks.
PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer on Friday rejected calls by some Democrats for a special legislative session to give more cash to the beleaguered Child Protective Services.
PHOENIX — Close to one out of every 12 complaints of child abuse since January were not investigated because Child Protective Services workers simply decided, based on the information from a phone call, that they were not important enough to follow through.
Department of Economic Security Director Clarence Carter responds Thursday to a series of questions from members of a special legislative panel about complaints of child abuse to his agency that were not investigated. [Howard Fischer/Capitol Media Services]
PHOENIX — Arizona's economy continues to mend, spurred largely by a people buying cars and parts.
PHOENIX — Federal workers who got time off with pay during the government shutdown won't be double dipping, at least not in Arizona.
“The cupboard is bare”, said House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi recently in reference to the federal budget crisis. “There’s [sic] no more cuts to make. It’s really important that people understand that.”