On Tuesday, the Scottsdale City Council unanimously passed an LGBTQ inclusive anti-discrimination ordinance.
Scottsdale joins Phoenix, Tucson, Flagstaff, Tempe and other cities that have adopted an ordinance to fully protect LGBTQ families and individuals from discrimination in public accommodations, employment and housing in the city.
April 20 is the 100th day of the legislative session, which is when, in theory, lawmakers wrap up their work for the year. In practice, however, the session is still going strong, and the Arizona Legislature still has to do the one thing they’re required by the state constitution to do: approve a new state budget.
Employment numbers in neighboring Sonora are improving. While logging one of the biggest jumps in formal jobs over the last three months, Sonora is still below the employment levels it had in February 2020.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman has announced she’s allocating $21.3 million to hire more school counselors and social workers statewide as part of the School Safety Grant program.
During the last month, the Mexican peso has gained strength in the exchange market, going from about 21 units per dollar to somewhere above 19. The U.S. Treasury plans to have a closer look at Mexico's currency practices.
Earlier this month, lawmakers introduced federal legislation that would phase out something called subminimum wage. A provision that lets certain employers pay people with disabilities less than the minimum wage. If passed, it could impact some Arizonans with disabilities.
Kate Gallego was sworn in Monday to begin serving her first full term as Phoenix mayor. During a virtual ceremony, she addressed some potential new programs going into the next fiscal year that starts July 1.
Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill that will legalize gambling on sporting events, and he and the state’s Native American tribes agreed to a new gaming compact that will — among other things — lead to the construction of at least four new casinos.
Ducey celebrated the achievements as bipartisan efforts that would turn out to be wins for the state, but not everyone agrees — including Republic columnist Bob Robb.
Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego and four councilmembers took their oaths of office Monday. The swearing-in ceremony includes two newcomers to the City Council, and their priorities could drastically shape the city’s future. → More Arizona Business News
Eased restrictions on Arizona restaurants haven’t made it easy to reestablish service to pre-pandemic levels.
That’s because many workers who were employed in the service industry aren’t coming back to it for a number of reasons.