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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.
Budget overrides for Gilbert Public Schools as well as the Chandler Unified, Higley Unified, Queen Creek Unified and Tempe Union School Districts were voted down soundly a year ago. But that isn’t stopping the five districts — and a few others in the East Valley — from giving voters another chance to keep education budgets at their current mark.
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has selected Mesa resident and former state Rep. Dave Farnsworth to serve the remainder of outgoing state Sen. Rich Crandall’s term.
A current state representative and two former ones have been nominated to fill an Arizona Senate vacancy.
Wyoming's new education director is delaying his resignation from the Arizona Legislature to maintain health insurance coverage for two of his children.
PHOENIX — Arizona schools need more money and it's time for the governor and lawmakers to provide it, Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal said Thursday.
Arizona voters may get the final word on a controversial provision in the state budget that doubles the bonding capacity of school districts around the state, opening the door for higher property taxes.
Arizona State Sen. Rich Crandall, R-Mesa, speaks, Thursday, May 16, 2013, at the Capitol in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)
Arizona state Sen. Rich Crandall, R-Mesa, speaks with media in this January 2011 file photo in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Arizona’s far East Valley will likely need new representation after State Sen. Rich Crandall was tabbed as the head of Wyoming’s Department of Education this week.
The Gilbert Unified School District governing board began interviewing candidates for interim superintendent this week in behind closed-door meetings.
Not waiting for formal gubernatorial approval, foes of her Medicaid expansion already are moving to undo at the ballot box and in court what they could not block at the Legislature.
Sens. Rich Crandall, left, and Bob Worsley -- both of Mesa -- confer during a day-long debate in May over the state budget, including Medicaid expansion. [Howard Fischer/Capitol Media Services]
State senators approved their version of a new $8.8 billion budget Thursday -- but not before adding millions of dollars to the original Republican plan.
Facing a recalcitrant Senate president, Gov. Jan Brewer said Monday she is working instead with individual lawmakers in her bid to expand the state's Medicaid program that may need to bypass Andy Biggs.
Gov. Jan Brewer signed a measure Monday to make it easier for schools to get rid of teachers who are not performing up to expectations.
A plan to revamp the state's recall laws for all future elections fell apart Thursday as some Republican senators broke party ranks.
The Senate voted 19-11 Tuesday to make it easier for schools to get rid of teachers who are not performing up to expectations.
State lawmakers edged closer Wednesday to allowing armed staffers in some public schools.
How are the United Nations, the Arizona legislature, and our state’s schools linked?
Republicans who control the Arizona Senate pushed through a bill Monday allowing designated teachers, administrators or other employees in rural schools to carry a handgun and allowing retired police officers who work in schools statewide to carry guns.
State senators voted Wednesday to allow a teacher, administrator, custodian or even cafeteria worker at rural and some suburban schools to be armed.
State Sen. Rich Crandall says he plans to resign from the Legislature later this year, after the current session is over but before the 2014 session.
State lawmakers took the first steps Tuesday to letting teachers legally carry weapons in at least some public schools.