On Wednesday, officials in Tucson will install 20 new parking meters downtown. They’ll accept change or cards, but you won’t be ticketed for not feeding them. They accept donations for the city’s programs that help the homeless. If this sounds familiar it might be because Maricopa County and Tempe have already installed donation meters.
Closing the wage gap between men and women has been an important part of the women’s movement since the 1960s, though it has been narrowing in recent years. But it still exists. The Pew Research Center recently found that in 2015, women as a whole — both part-time and full-time workers — made 83 cents to the dollar that men earn.
In what could easily be labeled an “unusual” town hall, Congressman Ruben Gallego, who represents Arizona’s 7th District, stepped into the 2nd District on Tuesday night in southern Arizona as a fill-in of sorts for Rep. Martha McSally. Gallego and McSally are in different parties — and McSally didn’t ask Gallego to make the appearance.
Cities and towns in Arizona would be required to ask their voters to increase sales taxes only in November of even-numbered years, under a bill approved by state lawmakers in the waning hours of the legislative session.
On Tuesday, the federal U.S. Court of Appeals overturned the firing of Arizona’s former VA Director Sharon Helman. The court sent the case back to the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board for review and “appropriate action.” Helman was fired from the VA in November 2014.
Arizona lawmakers are set to adjourn the legislative session with a vote that would extend the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. The legislation is a going home priority for Gov. Doug Ducey.
Maricopa County Community College District board members will soon be voting on whether to move forward with a "district transformation proposal." The board got its first look at the plan at a special hearing Tuesday night.
People who used to donate old TVs to non-profits and resale stores are getting a bad reception — no one wants electronics with cathode ray tubes, or CRTs. That’s what makes older TVs and computer monitors so much thicker and heavier than current models.