Phoenix, AZ – Some 2,300 university employees could get a rude surprise in their first paychecks next month.
The measure approved Tuesday by the Senate Appropriations Committee would cut the salary of every state and university worker who earns at least $100,000 a year by 5 percent, at least for the coming year. Those making $200,000 or more would lose 10 percent.
Phoenix, AZ – Governor Jan Brewer asked the state Supreme Court today to force the Legislature to send her the budget they approved.
With only Republicans in support, lawmakers approved an $8.2 billion spending plan on June 4. But GOP leaders refused to send the governor the package of 10 bills, hoping to use them as leverage to force Brewer to adopt a deal more to their liking. But the governor said she sees something more sinister at work.
Phoenix, AZ – Governor Jan Brewer is set to file suit against legislative leaders at the state Supreme Court this morning in the latest dust-up over the state budget. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.
Phoenix, AZ – State lawmakers are moving on two fronts to bar politicians and the agency chiefs they appoint from blocking law enforcement officers from enforcing immigration laws.
The measures target so-called sanctuary policies. Rep. John Kavanagh said many police officers want to enforce federal immigration laws. But he said they are thwarted by their supervisors or the elected officials to whom they report.