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Despite an $11.8 billion unfunded liability owed by more than 300 Arizona municipalities, counties and state agencies,  some encouraging trends have emerged for the system that provides pensions for nearly 60,000 retired first responders, corrections officers and qualifying elected officials.

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Lawyers for the U.S. Treasury are asking a federal judge to throw out a bid by state Attorney General Mark Brnovich to say Congress can’t tell Arizona it can’t use any of its COVID relief dollars to cut taxes for business and individuals.

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There hasn’t been enough rain yet to test it yet, but a unique engineering project to protect a portion of Warner-Elliot Loop from floods – particularly 17 homes along nearby Mandan Street – was completed without fanfare in March.

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Gov. Doug Ducey last week signed legislation putting in place an immediate $1.3 billion tax cut, set to rise to $1.9 billion, that is designed largely to benefit the wealthiest.

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Waymo’s self-driving cars continue to fall victim to incidents involving harassment and physical damage more than four years after they first began circulating around Chandler’s streets. 

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Chandler Police have issued more than 700 citations for violators of the state’s 6-month-old distracted driving laws – more than other East Valley agencies and not far behind the 984 citations written by Phoenix officer up through June 26.

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Though many are familiar with this as a party game to be played with the hand not holding a beer, cornhole has become a serious sport.