Phoenix, AZ – Governor Jan Brewer inked her approval late Wednesday to the package of nearly 200 million dollars in spending cuts and fund shifts to help balance the budget. But Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports, she's not happy with all of the changes.
Flagstaff, AZ – Some Grand Canyon landmarks honor politicians, some recognize explorers and even canyon guides. A promontory called Ayer Point honors Emma Ayer, the first white woman to hike into the Canyon. And one name, Mooney Falls, contains its own, grim tale. Commentator Scott Thybony has the story.
Phoenix, AZ – Governor Jan Brewer came up with a 10-point plan Monday designed to help get the state over the fiscal hump. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer analyzed some of the elements and looks at what they would -- and would not -- do.
Phoenix, AZ – State lawmakers have given final approval to a 194 million dollar package of spending cuts and fund shifts. But Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports the unusual Saturday session was marked with some name calling and political acrimony.
Phoenix, AZ – State senators approved a plan Thursday to cut spending and sweep money from special funds in a bid to close a 1-point-6 billion dollar hole in the budget. But Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports some funds got better treatment than others.
Kingman, AZ – In the last 20 years the government has paid out nearly 700 million dollars to "downwinders" people who contracted cancer following their exposure to fallout from nuclear weapons tests. All of northern Arizona is included in the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act, except for the southern part of Mohave County. Now, the woman who has spearheaded the fight for recognition of the "downwinders" there has died from cancer. Arizona Public Radio's Daniel Kraker reports.
Flagstaff, AZ – The Arizona Corporations Commission approved a rate hike yesterday which will allow Arizona Public Service Co. to raise electricity costs. But, the rate hike will also help the state increase energy efficiency.