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Confidence in Chandler city leaders and a belief in sound financial decision from the city council were the major takeaways from the city’s recent citizen budget survey.
WASHINGTON — Even the scoreboards in high school gyms eventually will have to promote good health.
Cities, counties, school districts and state governments all over our country have cut budgets over the past several years. Education, infrastructure, aid to the poor and housing assistance have all been reduced.
A solid foundation set from 2013 projects has Gilbert Mayor John Lewis highly optimistic for the town’s economic success for 2014.
Arizonans with complex or extensive public records requests could soon have to dig into their wallets for access to the documents.
Chandler Councilman Jack Sellers this week was confirmed as the newest member of the Arizona State Transportation Board.
“I am for the Keystone pipeline if it truly does create thousands of permanent jobs like politicians claim, but there has to be something in it for all Americans, like minimum wage increase, infrastructure repair and all corporations who profit from it will pay U.S. taxes.”
“Revitalization” has become a buzzword for cities plagued with malnourished downtowns, a classification that fit Chandler more than a decade ago. Now, a little more than three years after it finished several construction projects and recruited businesses, the city is starting to see its efforts come to fruition.
Tom Patterson’s column, “Marriage gap contributes to inequality,” seems to leave out the harsh realities of inequality in America. Tens of millions of Americans struggle to survive economically, while the wealthiest people are doing very well and corporate profits are at an all time high. In fact, wealth and income inequality is greater today than at any time before the great depression. One family now owns more wealth than the bottom 40 percent of Americans. In recent years 95 percent of all new income has gone to the top 1 percent. How can Mr. Patterson say the “key to the whole deal, the most basic explanation of what’s going on is the marriage gap?” Nations will not survive when so few have so much and so many have so little. It has nothing to do with a “marriage gap.”
“Just found out the COLA increase for 2014 is 1.5 percent. Guess I’ll buy a Porsche.”
Gov. Jan Brewer said today she wants Child Protective Services made into its own separate agency, headed by someone who reports directly to her.
Area officials anticipate a promising foundation set in 2013 will provide the town of Gilbert room to continue its expansion for the next 12 months.
Arizona's bid to become a test site for unmanned drones was rejected Monday as federal officials picked six other proposals.
Arizona's economy won't recover until more people move here, but more people won't move here until the unemployment rate drops.
It’s the heart of a budding ecosystem of innovation, air travel, higher education and well-paying jobs.
In an age of immediacy, the old adage that "the best things are worth waiting for" sometimes still holds true.
PHOENIX — There will finally be as many people working in Arizona at the end of next year as there were employed here in 2005. But a new report Thursday shows it will take perhaps three more years for the state to hit its pre-recession employment peak.
A bond package approved by voters will help the City of Mesa improve its service to the public and make it a more attractive location for potential businesses, says one member of the Mesa City Council.
Unofficial election results have voters approving the City of Mesa's request for more than $130 million in bonds.
On Nov. 5, voters across the East Valley will vote on several items concerning additional city- and school-district funding that would add millions of dollars to continue funding education efforts or to continue city and school-district improvements.
Every year from the end of World War II through the 1990s, the typical American drove more miles each year than the year before. But for the first time in two generations there has been a significant shift in how many miles we are driving each year.
Arizona needs to step up and take its rightful role as a leader in the energy technology industry.
Rep. Andrew Sherwood, D-Mesa, represents legislative district 26 in the Arizona House of Representatives. Sherwood was elected in November 2012 and took office in January 2013, and sites on the house’s technology and infrastructure committees.
After months of construction, the Chicago Cubs’ new spring training facility in Mesa is just two months away from full completion, and residents could get in for a preview of what to expect next spring in the near future.
A report conducted by Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business indicates the combined direct and indirect impacts from Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport brought in more than $1 billion to the regional economy in fiscal year 2013. That’s 79 percent more than what was reported in the last study, three years ago.