A coalition of public school advocates filed an initiative to raise taxes on the wealthiest Arizonans as the state’s lawmakers headed back to the Capitol on Monday afternoon. The proposal, backed by the Arizona Education Association and others with Invest in Ed , would add a 3.5% surcharge to any income above $250,000 annually for individuals and above $500,000 annually for couples who file taxes jointly.
The city of Phoenix has finished converting 100,000 street lights to LED lights. It took two years and $29.4 million, a cost the city expects to recoup with savings on its energy and maintenance bills. Phoenix finished pretty much on schedule.
It was opening day at the Arizona Legislature on Monday, which meant it was time for Gov. Doug Ducey to deliver his annual State of the State address amid what’s likely to be a tense election year. Just outside the House chambers, state Democrats were getting fired up by their own leaders. → Ducey Announces Closing Of State Prison In Florence
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced the closure of a state prison in his State of the State address on Monday. The Governor’s Office says the state prison in Florence will shut down by the end of the yea
When it comes to setting up utilities in a new home, Arizonans don't have much choice because electrical services are determined based on where people live. That led a listener to ask: “Why do APS and SRP need to advertise?”
On Sunday, Mexico’s president visited the Sonoran municipality where nine people were murdered in November in an ambush by suspected drug cartel members. But family members of the victims are asking him to do more to fight violence and insecurity across Mexico.
The Mexican professional wrestling world is mourning the death of Lucha Libre fighter La Parka, who was injured in October and passed away in his native Hermosillo this weekend. Jesús Alfonso Escoboza Huerta suffered a serious injury in October.
A former Insys Therapeutics Inc. vice president was sentenced to 33 months in prison for a fraud and bribery plot, the first of seven company executives — including founder John Kapoor — to face punishment for their roles in fueling the U.S. opioid epidemic.
The Arizona State women's basketball team took down not one, but two top-ranked teams this past weekend. It’s the first time in NCAA history that an unranked team has defeated two high-ranked teams in a row. The Sun Devils beat No. 2 Oregon Friday night and then came back and beat No. 3 Oregon State on Sunday in Tempe.
Gov. Doug Ducey delivered his State of the State address on Monday afternoon, outlining his priorities for the upcoming legislative session. But, all 90 state lawmakers also have their own priorities, which don’t always align with those outlined by the governor on the session’s opening day. With The Show for a preview of what to expect at the Capitol this session were Mary Jo Pitzl of the Arizona Republic and KJZZ’s Ben Giles.
China’s top trade negotiator is due in Washington today. A ceremony is planned in D.C. for this week, for the U.S. and China to sign their "Phase 1" trade deal. The U.S. is hoping this deal will lead to a new start on trade with China, and the Trump Administration says the deal will create a level playing field for American farmers and manufacturers.
The Arizona Republic's Editorial Director Phil Boas has a new column that addresses an effort by the Evanston, Illinois, City Council to put tax revenues from legalized recreational marijuana sales toward reparations for African American residents.
Central Arizona Shelter Services, the state’s largest emergency shelter, reports a nearly 40% increase in the number of seniors over the age of 62 in their shelter in the last three years. Today, seniors make up about a third of the people CASS serves, and it’s happening at a time when the shelter is already over-capacity. Each month, hundreds of people — often up to 500 — are turned away from the shelter.