The president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has made immigration reform a top priority for his organization. The Chamber calls itself the world’s largest business organization, and says it represents more than 3 million businesses.
A new report says Arizona is lagging behind most states when it comes to vehicle-safety laws. The Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety give Arizona high ratings for child-safety and impaired-driving laws.
Governor Jan Brewer’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year includes new money for Child Protective Services, Medicaid expansion and implementing new education standards. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
Governor Jan Brewer's Budget Director John Arnold explains how the administration decided on its spending priorities in the $8.9 billion package. Ann-Eve Pedersen of the Arizona Education Parent Network gives details on why she thinks the budget doesn't provide nearly enough funding for K-12 education.
Two conservation groups this week bought more than 4,000 acres of land, with plans to sell it to the National Park Service.
Badland exposures of the Triassic Chinle Formation. (Photo by Andrew Kearns, courtesy of the National Park Service.
Performance funding for Arizona's K-12 schools is part of Governor Jan Brewer's proposed budget. Common Core standards are also on the verge of being implemented.Rebecca Gau, Director of the Governor's Office of Education Innovation, and Expect More Arizona President and CEO Pearl Chang Esau discuss the reforms and how much more funding Arizona's schools need.
The sound of construction on the Chicago Cubs’ new baseball spring training facility at the former Riverview Park in Mesa is music to the ears of some of the most enthusiastic of Cactus League fans. Tab Baker, who is overseeing the project for Hunt Construction, gave me a tour of the site last week.
Tempe-based US Airways and bankrupt
American Airlines appear ready to merge. Bloomberg News reports the companies’
boards are expected approve the merger Wednesday, after lengthy negotiations. “I think a lot of
employees and a lot of people who are suffering from merger battle fatigue
think, ‘Oh my God, it’s done!’" said Holly Hegeman, founder of the airline industry magazine PlaneBusiness.
Builder confidence in the national market for newly built, single-family homes was virtually unchanged in February. But as KJZZ’s Lynn Kelly reports, the Western region does seem to be making progress.
Jodi Arias’s effort to get a potential
death sentence in her murder case set aside was rejected by the state’s highest
court today. Arias has been charged with the June 2008
stabbing and shooting death of her boyfriend, Travis Alexander, at his home in Mesa.