Senate plan to limit police, fire benefits needs approval of House and voters
The Arizona Senate has adopted a landmark plan to save the state pension system for police officers and firefighters from bankruptcy, but the measure faces an uncertain future in the House.
Frustrated Pine parents decry exposure of kids to mercury
Trace amounts of mercury rising from the Pine-Strawberry School gym floor pose absolutely no risk to children, state representatives and experts assured worried parents this week.
Good Earth years behind schedule, but plans to thin 16,000 acres in 2016
This year logging trucks will drive 6.7 million miles hauling 823,000 tons of wood harvested from 16,000 acres as part of the Four Forest Restoration Initiative.
Governor’s proposed 1.4 percent increase draws praise, criticism
Gov. Doug Ducey’s austere budget features a 1.4 percent increase in spending, $1 billion in reserves, more tax cuts and the elimination of the once-massive “structural deficit.”
New state funding formula could inflict more pain on districts with declining enrollment
In a perfectly awful fiscal storm, changes in state budgeting could have a crushing impact on Payson Unified School District if the opening of a charter school this year causes a big dip in enrollment.
State spending on education 31 percent below national average
Arizona ranks dead last in state support for K-12 schools, according to the latest numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Ducey budget would change 5-year trend
Arizona remains one of only two states in the nation still cutting state funding for higher education several years into the economic recovery, according to a state-by-state survey by the Center for the Study of Education Policy.
Lawmakers push for vocational funds
A legislative revolt is brewing against a proposed $30 million cut in vocational training for K-12 schools.
White amur’s better for weed control than as a main course
This young angler pulled this monster out of Green Valley Lake recently, a fish big enough to double as his younger brother.
But don’t promise to take them sledding if you don’t own a sled
Seth seemed kinda worried.