On Tuesday afternoon, the Phoenix City Council will receive what’s called an Early Budget Status update for the 2017-18 fiscal year. To learn more, we spoke with Jeff Barton. He is Budget and Research director for the city of Phoenix.
Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve heard about Macy’s closing 68 of a planned 100 stores across the country and The Limited closing all 250 of its stores. With some big retailers downsizing, we wanted to get a sense of the landscape for the Valley.
Gov. Doug Ducey gave his State of the State address Monday. In it, he outlined several proposals for improving K-12 education and called for restoring a year’s worth of cash assistance for low-income families.
Arizona has been criticized for falling behind when it comes to K-12 education, in part because of funding. And the state’s public universities have had to make changes in the wake of budget cuts that put deep slices into funding the institutions of higher education receive.
Mexico’s winter vegetable season is in full swing, and buyers from around the world are poised to shop for the produce in warehouses on the U.S. side. But not all of that produce will make it to stores.
Representatives from agricultural giant Monsanto came out to Pima County Monday night to hear from residents about a plan to build a greenhouse in the area. Locals spoke out against the proposed agreement that would support efforts to lower the company’s property taxes.
In his State of the State on Monday, Gov. Ducey announced a new executive order that will give inmates with a history of drug abuse access to medication-assisted treatment, such as the opioid-blocker Vivitrol.
There are, as it turns out, a series of asteroids that fly relatively close, astronomically speaking, to the Earth. And researchers in Arizona recently observed one of the smallest near-earth asteroids — they found it reflects more than half the sunlight that falls on it, making it one of the brightest in history.