The Phoenix City Council is scheduled to decide on a budget that tops $1 billion in general fund spending and calls for a property tax hike. With so much money at stake, each department has to make its case to the city manager and council. And, one department had to do some backpedaling after KJZZ started looking at the numbers.
As the debate over whether the U.S. Senate should grant confirmation hearings to President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland rages on in Washington, there’s also judicial drama playing out here in Arizona.
Long security lines at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport continue to be in effect, and that’s not a unique situation for major metropolitan airports. And if you’re planning on flying for a summer vacation, plan on long waits as well.
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has approved a $2.3 billion tentative budget for fiscal year 2017. Included in that number is $10 million to help the sheriff’s office comply with a court order stemming from the 2013 Melendres v Arpaio ruling.
A Northern Arizona town’s anger and frustration over perceived racial profiling and a police shooting has boiled up in recent weeks, with protesters calling for justice for a Native American woman shot and killed by a white officer. They’re also asking questions about who polices them, and how.