Phoenix, AZ – The way freshman state representatives Frank Antenori sees it, if you're buying your groceries with food stamps, you shouldn't be pulling cash out of your pocket for beer or cigarettes. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.
Phoenix, AZ – A House panel refused Monday to limit who can get scholarships for private and parochial schools -- scholarships paid for with money that would otherwise go to the state. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.
Flagstaff, AZ – Many Arizona communities are struggling to save their natural and historic treasures as state parks face severe budget cuts. Flagstaff's Riordan Mansion is set to close later this month along with Winslow's Homolovi Ruins and Lyman Lake in Saint Johns. As Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales reports some of the parks may not have enough financial support to survive this economic crisis.
Phoenix, AZ – The decision by lawmakers to ask voters to hike state sales taxes by a penny sets the stage for a May 18 election. But Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports that Thursday's House debate on the issue shows there will be opposition.
Phoenix, AZ – The May 18th vote on higher sales tax could shape up as an early indicator of the August primary -- and whether Governor Jan Brewer has a political future. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.
Phoenix, AZ – Governor Jan Brewer is defending the legislative plan to help balance this year's budget -- even though it is filled with the same kind of accounting maneuvers that she said got the state into its current financial mess. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.