The Arizona state income tax will likely be sticking around for the foreseeable future despite calls from the Governor to reduce the tax rate to zero. That’s because legislative leaders have vastly different hopes for the system.
Within the past two decades, the North American monarch butterfly population has plummeted. To aid in its recovery, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation recently awarded $3 million in grants to various programs, including one in Arizona.
Officials say they’re working hard to increase the public’s benefit for having professional sports. But past leaders have saddled the City Council and staff with the costs of being Arizona’s only place to host Major League Baseball, the National Football League and the National Hockey League.
Blending humor and drama, the play "Nogales: Storytellers in Cartel Country" offers a complex version of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and others who helped give perspectives on the shooting of a Mexican boy by the U.S. Border Patrol.
A Phoenix abortion services provider is pushing back against the state’s efforts to investigate its practices. Camelback Family Planning learned it was under investigation by the Arizona Attorney General’s Office in late 2015.
Saturday is the third annual Arizona Hip Hop Festival in downtown Phoenix. It’s a large all-day event that brings together the four elements of old school hip hop culture: rappers, DJs, visual artists, and dancers.
Both the Republican and Democratic national committees are looking for new chairmen. Reince Priebus will leave the RNC to become President-elect Donald Trump’s new chief of staff, and the DNC has had an interim chair since Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigned over the summer.
Arizona voters approved Proposition 206 earlier this month, with more than 58 percent of the vote. The measure will increase the state’s minimum wage, phasing it in to $12 an hour by 2020; it also mandates paid sick time for workers.
The scandal involving Wells Fargo opening accounts without their customers’ permission has cost the bank $185 million in fines. New reporting from the Wall Street Journal finds some of the practices that got Wells Fargo in hot water started in Arizona.