Gov. Doug Ducey is expected to sign a $9.8 billion state budget today. Teachers and education advocates, though, had pushed hard for it to include more money for teacher pay — $34 million per year, to be exact.
Through the Room with a View program, you can rent cabins on National Forest land all around the state. These are not your average rustic cabin rentals. They’re not exactly luxury, but they’re each historic residences, some are even on the National Register of Historic Places.
A new slate of commissioners will be selected after the 2020 Census to redraw the state’s legislative and congressional districts. And, if the past is any guide, those maps will be the subject of a fair amount of litigation. But what if a simple math equation could end all that?
The presidential election in France, won by Emanuel Macron, was the biggest international story of the weekend. But there is a lot to look ahead to this week, including the United States and the Philippines holding joint military exercises.
Protesters have gathered outside the governor’s mansion in Austin, Texas, the day after Gov. Greg Abbott signed SB 4, dealing with illegal immigration. The bill targets so-called “sanctuary cities,” but also does more than that.
Dolphinaris has been controversial since it opened near Scottsdale last year. The Animal Defense League of Arizona and anti-captivity group Plea for the Sea recently took out ads at three Valley malls hoping to discourage people from visiting the attraction. Dolphinaris says they love animals just as much as those who protest them; they just disagree about how to go about doing that.
The voter-initiative process has been a part of Arizona’s DNA since statehood. But a series of bills in the current legislative session was aimed at curbing those efforts. Voters of Arizona is going to try to get their own counter-referendum on the November 2018 ballot. Grant Woods is co-chairing that committee with former Phoenix Mayor Paul Johnson.