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The state's jobless rate remained unchanged last month at 7.3 percent as the economic recovery remains sluggish.
Gov. Jan Brewer is defending a more than $17 million tax break for two kinds of companies – and only those two.
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In 1986 my wife and I were attracted to Ahwatukee, partly because of the nearby mountain park and partly by the promise of recreational facilities and grassy open space.
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton delivered his third State of the City address Wednesday and outlined his plan to take the nation’s sixth-largest city into the future.
Gilbert mom Sandie Moore received a financial boost in her efforts to complete her degree by winning a nationwide essay contest focused on working parents.
A serious kickball game broke out at the end of the Desert Vista softball practice on Saturday to end spring break with a good vibe.
For eight years, both of us have seen the Department of Public Safety (DPS) stand in the back of the line, thankful for anything the state Legislature can provide them financially. However, now is the time to focus on government’s core responsibility — public safety. We are pleased to work on a bill which will help make DPS competitive once again.
I am a mother of a recent college graduate and my frustration with the poor employment prospects for the young has deepened over time. A New York Times editorial entitled, “Where Have All the Raises Gone?” (March 2, 2014), noted the stagnation and decline of American workers’ wages predates the Great Recession. In fact, since 2002 the pay for less educated workers has declined while the salaries of college educated workers has stagnated.
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.
A House panel voted Monday to make some people wait longer to start collecting jobless benefits.
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State education officials have been blocked by a judge from taking nearly $5.9 million away from charter schools.
After 31 years, Phoenix Fire Chief Bob Khan will retire his helmet to spend more time with his family and ailing father.
In his 10th and final year serving in the Arizona State Legislature Sen. John McComish said he’ll be keeping an eye on the big issues like the budget and education, but personally he’ll be encouraging some legislation reform which he believes will make the job of being a legislator more possible for more people.
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.
Arizonans are still trying to recover from being hit hard during the recession. Our unemployment rate is still too high at nearly 8 percent, and when funding for unemployment insurance expired on Dec. 28, the benefits that kept millions out of poverty vanished as we entered the New Year.
Gov. Jan Brewer asked lawmakers Monday to approve to approve a plan to give more money to schools where students show marked improvement.
For the past six months, the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) at Ambassador Academy has been formulating different fundraisers in efforts to build a new playground facility at the school.
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.
Two of our nation’s most vital means for providing food security in the fight against hunger are the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and food banks. SNAP serves 47 million people and food banks provide food to 37 million Americans.