At first, the forecast sounds pretty good. Over the next decade, the National Restaurant Association says restaurant jobs in Arizona are expected to grow by 19 percent. Now, consider this: turnover in the hospitality sector topped 70 percent last year, the highest since the Great Recession.
If you’ve sped by a deactivated speed camera in the last few months, the free ride is over. Photo enforcement cameras are turning back on across the Valley after many were suspended for the last two months.
A citizen’s committee in Peoria has recommended several projects to the City Council to improve quality of life in the city, including a new recreation center, open space acquisition and public safety.
It was an easily decided win for the firefighters and police pension plan, Proposition 124. However, it was a close victory for the education funding bill, Proposition 123, which received just less than 52 percent of the vote.
Judge Murray Snow found Maricopa County Sheriff Arpaio in civil contempt of court, and concluded that Arpaio and others deliberately violated court orders, opening the possibility of a referral to a prosecutor to pursue criminal contempt charges. Here are 10 of Snow’s many findings from the 162-page ruling.
Proposition 123, the measure that would boost education funding by tapping the state’s land trust, is looking more likely to pass. Governor Ducey announced a victory Thursday night, though votes are still being counted.