The air charter proposal was prompted by a January Arizona Court of Appeals ruling. It said a Grand Canyon helicopter tour operator owed nearly $700,000 plus interest in state transaction taxes for lease income and engines and other equipment it bought from 2003 through 2006.
Growing bark beetle populations have decimated forests in the western United States, with some damage to northern and eastern Arizona forests. But local research is getting closer to a “solution” that may help.
The city of Tempe was in the early stages of banning the distribution of single-use plastic bags before Governor Doug Ducey signed Senate Bill 1241 that prohibits these bans. Despite the bill, Tempe Council member Lauren Kuby said the city plans to move forward with discouraging plastic bag use.
Attorneys who won a racial profiling case against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio are urging a judge to reject the sheriff's request to cancel contempt-of-court proceedings next week focusing on Arpaio's acknowledged violations of court orders in the profiling case.
Prior to 2014 legislative candidates could take no more than $440 from any one source, with statewide contenders limited to $912. Last year lawmakers boosted the cap to $4,000 for both. The new law signed Monday by Gov. Doug Ducey provides for $5,000 donations.