Nine in 10 Freedom of information experts said in a recent study they expect access to public information to get worse. “What we’ve seen is an increasing level of secrecy at all levels of government really developing over the past 20 or 30 years,” said the study’s author David Cuillier.
Complaints from residents and business owners are leading Phoenix police and Valley Metro to increase security along the light-rail line. Thursday, the Valley Metro Board will be asked to approve 16 more security officer positions to be spread along the 26-mile line. But the 19th Avenue corridor is getting the most attention.
Gov. Doug Ducey is facing a philosophical compromise — extend a 0.6 cent education sales tax or let it expire. The 2000 voter-approved Prop. 301 sales tax ends in 2020, unless voters approve its extension.
About sixty percent of Arizonans would rather Congress fix the Affordable Care Act than repeal the entire law, according to a new poll. Those are the findings of a new survey from Public Policy Polling commissioned by supporters of the ACA, Save My Care.
The Phoenix Zoo and members of its Board of Trustees are donating about $65,000 to an effort to save an endangered porpoise that lives in the northern Gulf of California. Zoo guests have also donated more than $3,000 to the Saving Animals from Extinction Initiative, which is targeting Mexico’s vaquita porpoise.
If you grew up with an Irish grandfather like I did, you were probably fed a lot of corned beef and cabbage when you were a kid. Or, maybe it was potato latkes on Hanukkah … or, if you’re Mexican-American, maybe it was posole and tamales at Christmas.
The NCAA men’s basketball tournament officially tips off tomorrow morning. And for the first time since the tournament began in 1939, you’ll have the chance to pick Northwestern University to win or lose, because Northwestern had never been in the brackets before — the only major conference school that fit that description.
The Arizona Chamber of Commerce is putting the spotlight on Latinas in STEM careers for its sixth-annual Power of the Purse women’s business conference. The conference starts tomorrow, and one of the women speaking will be Erika Camacho, who teaches applied mathematics at ASU.
There’s a growing list of positive signs for the overall U.S. economy, including recent job numbers. We speak with David Wessel, the former Economics editor for The Wall Street Journal, and currently a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and director of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy.
On Tuesday, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled the state’s voter-approved minimum wage law will stand. We talk with Tomas Robles, co-director of Living United for Change in Arizona, and Glenn Hamer, president and CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce.