Phoenix, AZ – The top Republican budget crafters in the Senate is warning the state needs to cut spending -- and soon -- to avoid disaster. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.
Lawmakers adopted a $9.9 billion spending plan for the new fiscal year that began July 1. But Sen. Bob Burns said the taxes to support that budget already are running $180 million less than anticipated. He wants Gov. Janet Napolitano to call a special session.
Phoenix, AZ – The November election could determine whether more nuclear power plants are in the state's future. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.
At a debate Monday the three Republican candidates for the Arizona Corporation Commission said the state will continue to need a lot more power to meet future needs. Barry Wong said he along with Marian McClure and Bob Stump do not want to place artificial constraints on any source.
Phoenix, AZ – The state is putting an immediate halt to more than $170 million worth of road projects -- including widening the highway to the Hoover Dam --- because federal funds are drying up. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.
Phoenix, AZ – Sen. Tom O'Halleran was defeated by Steve Pierce. And Rep. Pete Hershberger lost his bid to move to the Senate. Both had angered some Republicans by voting for the governor's budget and refusing to support permanent repeal of the state property tax.
Phoenix, AZ – Governor Janet Napolitano said today that Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin probably is facing some sexism in coverage. But Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports that Napolitano said that's no reason to vote for her.