Earlier this month, the Department of Housing and Urban Development defunded seven transitional housing programs in the state. Organizations like these serve Arizona’s homeless families. And the loss of this funding could result in evictions.
Transportation officials in Phoenix are asking transit company Transdev to pay the city $20,000 in liquidated damages following the nearly eight day bus drivers’ strike in January. It’s part of a larger $50,000 payout negotiated from the deal that ended the strike.
Beginning in 2004, overseas Arizona voters could request that ballots be sent to them electronically, but they still had to return ballots by mail or fax. That changed in 2014, when Arizona allowed military and overseas voters to return their ballot via the Internet or by fax up to 7 p.m. on Election Day.
Existing law prohibits cities from enacting any regulations on firearms not specifically permitted by the legislature. But there's no enforcement mechanism. This new law says anyone who is affected can file suit and collect up to $100,000 in damages.
Concerns over the Zika virus in recent months have driven a decline in blood donations in border cities like Yuma, where travel restrictions rule out some potential donors. The loss of winter visitors is also a factor.