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The state House voted Monday to reduce individual income taxes if the state finally starts collecting sales taxes it already should be getting.
The share of education tax dollars that actually wind up in Arizona classrooms slid again last year to the lowest level in the 13 years the state has monitored it.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer was holding a series of private meetings Wednesday with opponents and proponents of legislation adding protections for people who assert their religious beliefs in refusing service to gays, a proposal that has focused national attention on the state as business groups, gay rights supporters and even many fellow Republicans urged her to use her veto power.
Republican Gov. Jan Brewer faced intensifying pressure Monday from CEOs, politicians in Washington and state lawmakers in her own party to veto a bill that would allow business owners with strongly held religious beliefs to deny service to gays and lesbians.
A House panel voted Monday to make some people wait longer to start collecting jobless benefits.
Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny’s state of the city speech last week was, unsurprisingly, heavy on optimism. But Tibshraeny also utilized a coating of cautiousness in describing where Chandler is headed.
A lawsuit challenging Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's Medicaid expansion plan that was filed by fellow Republicans in the state Legislature was dismissed in a ruling released Saturday, handing Brewer a major victory in her battle against conservative members of her own party.
In what could be one of his final addresses to Mesa, Mayor Scott Smith looked back at the accomplishments the city has made and provided a hint of optimism for the future during his annual State of the City speech on Feb. 4 at the Mesa Convention Center.
NEW YORK — As Super Bowl ads go, so goes America.
State education officials have been blocked by a judge from taking nearly $5.9 million away from charter schools.
NEW YORK — The price to board an airliner in the United States has risen for the fourth straight year, making it increasingly expensive to fly almost anywhere.
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.
A Lake Havasu City lawmaker wants to add some teeth to the concept that it pays to hire a vet.
Arizona is spending too much money providing a university education to students who really do not need it, according to the head of the House Appropriations Committee.
Gov. Jan Brewer asked lawmakers Monday to approve to approve a plan to give more money to schools where students show marked improvement.
My wish for a new year? Plenty, mostly good health and happiness for my family and yours.
It is interesting that the “selfless” council, excluding, Councilman Glover, deferred the raises for $19,000 — $32,000 plus to next year. They must have been very sure the recession and high unemployment will be past history by then. Or maybe they just don’t feel the recession as the majority of Mesa citizens.
Proponents of a voucher-like program are preparing to make them available to more than 400,000 students statewide now that court challenges to the initial program have been rebuffed.
Change could be the one word that ends up best describing Chandler in 2014 — even if the extent of the change isn’t immediately felt. Here is a preview:
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Conventional wisdom has it that many restaurants never make it to their first birthday, never mind their 100th.
SALT LAKE CITY — Towering grain silos overlook the main highway in Salt Lake City at the Mormon church's Welfare Square. At grocery stores, there's a whole section with large plastic tubs with labels that read, "Deluxe survivor 700." Radio ads hawk long-term supplies of food with 25-year shelf lives.
Arizona's economy won't recover until more people move here, but more people won't move here until the unemployment rate drops.
DALLAS — Today's kids can't keep up with their parents. An analysis of studies on millions of children around the world finds they don't run as fast or as far as their parents did when they were young.
Arizona’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has improved slightly.
PHOENIX — The state's jobless dropped last month — but just a bit — indicating that Arizona's recovery is languishing.