Gov. Doug Ducey faced a lot of criticism for not pushing for a higher level of funding for K-12 education, including more generous raises for teachers. And a longtime friend of the governor has been indicted as part of an alleged bribery scheme. Some believe the governor’s electoral vulnerability may be increasing.
Phoenix council members are scheduled to give tentative approval to a new budget this week. Between general, enterprise and special revenue funds, the city’s proposed budget for 2017-18 tops $4 billion.
Built in 1982, they were meant to be the headquarters for an electronics manufacturer, but have since become a magnet for photographers, artists and hooligans. The domes might not be an icon much longer.
Atlanta-based United Parcel Service has announced plans for a new processing hub along Loop 303 in Goodyear, and the City Council is scheduled to vote Monday on a job creation agreement with the company.
An Arizona regulator would like a rate case for the state’s largest utility to be put on hold. Corporation Commissioner Bob Burns made that emergency request on Friday. Writing that the commission faces unprecedented problems and cascading legal violations, Burns urged the administrative judge overseeing Arizona Public Service’s rate case to halt all proceedings.