House Speaker Andy Tobin is proposing an alternative to the governor's plan to add 300,000 people to the state's Medicaid rolls. The state's $250 million share of the cost, under the governor's plan, would come from an assessment on hospitals.
Presidential and aviation buffs can bid on a piece of history today. An airplane that once
carried vice presidents is going up for auction this morning, and it has had
many famous fliers. Its primary
mission was to carry the vice president, but presidents Ford, Carter, Reagan,
Clinton and both Bushes also flew aboard the DC-9.
Arizona Congressman Jim Kolbe will marry his partner of eight years in Washington, D.C.
this weekend.Kolbe, who
served southern Arizona
in Congress for 22 years, says it’s unfortunate the state doesn’t recognize
same sex marriage.
The Phoenix Police Department will host its third and final planned gun buyback this weekend after an anonymous donor gave $100,000 for the effort. Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton announced a $100,000 anonymous donation to pay for this weekend's planned gun buyback program alongside Arizonans for Gun Safety President Hildy Saizow and Phoenix Police Commander Mike Kurtenbach.
Arizona voters appear likely to get another chance to weigh
in on a proposal dealing with state sovereignty. The Arizona House on Tuesday approved a measure that would
ask voters to allow the state to restrict its personnel and use of financial
resources to purposes that are consistent with the Constitution, by passing an
initiative or referendum or a new law, or by some other legal remedy.
recipients may soon see a crackdown on their benefits, at least when it comes
to certain industries. The House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill Tuesday that prohibits the use of benefits at liquor, gambling and adult
New research indicates that Arizona drivers are spending less time on the road. The study found that spikes in gas prices and increased use of mass transit are behind the trend.The report was released by the nonpartisan Arizona Public Interest Research Group.
A new report from the Arizona PIRG Education Fund says the state's driving boom
is over. It says total vehicle travel miles peaked in 2007, and PIRG's Serena
Unrein says driving is likely to decline
further because of demographic changes involving the Millennial
generation: those people born between 1983 and 2000.
Four people are in custody, after a series of metal
thefts at one Peoria
location. Police spokeswoman Amanda Jacinto says police noticed air
conditioning units at a vacant
business were increasingly being stripped, and staked out the area,
arresting two husband and wife teams.
The Senate Judiciary Committee will resume voting on amendments to a comprehensive immigration reform bill on Tuesday. Many of those amendments deal with border security, but a new report sheds light on the data missing from the current debate.
Phoenix wants to improve the financial scorecard for the municipal golf courses it owns and operates. Five of the courses lost a combined $2 million in the last fiscal year, and the city council will consider a plan Wednesday to have outside vendors run some of the operations.
The north rim of the Grand Canyon officially opens to tourists this week. The canyon’s south rim gets far more visitors, but tourists on the north rim may still notice federal budget cuts this summer.
With a Senate committee scheduled to continue work on immigration legislation that Arizona’s John McCain helped spearhead, the state’s senior Senator will be pushing another pet project Tuesday morning.
Construction is coming back to the Southwest, and with it, competition for construction workers.
Construction season in Phoenix is starting, and building sites such as these need more and more workers.
Senator John McCain is calling the administration's response to the attack on
the American embassy in Benghazi,
cover-up. McCain said the revision of the 'talking points' to be used by Ambassador Susan Rice after the
attack was a willful removal of information.
report said many renters in Arizona
are being forced to choose between necessities, like food and paying the rent.
The Center for Housing Policy report shows an increasing number of renters are
spending more than half their
household incomes on housing.
state legislative session has been stalled the last several weeks as talks continue
over Medicaid expansion. Governor Jan Brewer has asked lawmakers not to send her
any more bills until there is agreement on Medicaid, and while lawmakers remain
at the capitol, the cost of keeping them there is about to go down.
Help is on the way for drivers — and vendors — displaced by
the closure of a section of Highway 89 in northern Arizona. Monday, work crews will
begin improving an unpaved road that will serve temporarily as the new 89.
We are pleased to share the voices and conversations of our community from StoryCorps Phoenix. StoryCorps Phoenix is the project that
records the stories of everyday people and archives them at the Library of Congress.
Some of the loudest critics of Proposition 100, the voter-approved temporary one cent sales tax increase, were small business owners.
Lance Muzslay, co-owner of Sole Sports Running Zone. (Photo by Mark Brodie - KJZZ)
They worried about, among other things, how the higher tax would affect their sales.
Bryan Stevenson, a lawyer and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, which provides legal defense for the poor, the mentally challenged, children and the wrongly condemned has a new book called, "Just Mercy."