The Phoenix city budget has struggled to pay the benefits for public-safety workers like police officers and firefighters. And on Wednesday, the City Council came up with a plan to punt on paying that pension debt. And here to tell us more about that is Dustin Gardiner, who covers City Hall for the Arizona Republic and azcentral.com.
Officials in Sonora, Arizona’s neighboring state in Mexico, say the loss of the planned manufacturing of the Ford Focus in their state will be overshadowed by investments they expect to total $3.2 billion over the next year.
The world’s largest meat packer is selling off $1.8 billion in assets to pay fines associated with fraud charges. In Arizona, that includes the McElhaney Cattle Company, a feedlot in Wellton, Arizona, one of only four in the state.
Every three years, AARP looks at how states serve its older residents and people with disabilities. This year, Arizona ranks 26th when it comes to meeting the long-term care needs of those populations, and it's a decline from 2011 when the state ranked 15th in the nation.
The Senate version of the American Health Care Act, Republicans’ plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, has been released.Senator John McCain has expressed concerns over those cuts to Medicaid included in the bill.
Businesses in the American and Mexican food and beverage industry are finding it difficult to swallow the new agreement for trading sugar between the two countries. But deal seems to be palatable for producers of alternative sweeteners.