Phoenix, AZ – A new report today shows that the percentage of tax dollars that wound up in the classroom was lower in last school year than at any time since the state began studying the issue seven years earlier.
Phoenix, AZ – State officials have found a loophole in the new federal stimulus bill that will keep the working poor parents of 15,000 children from losing their subsized child care. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.
Phoenix, AZ – The House Health Committee voted this morning to approve new restrictions on abortion. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains what's in the bill -- and why the vote was unanimous.
Phoenix, AZ – The state Parks Board voted this afternoon to close three parks to save money. But that isn't the end of the cuts.
McFarland Historic State Park in Florence already is closed to visitors because the building is in disrepair. The board's vote directed closure of Tonto Natural Bridge State Park near Payson and Jerome Historic State Park, both of which also require repairs to buildings.
Phoenix, AZ – Some new figures show the state could be in line for more than 4 billion dollars in federal stimulus money. But lawmakers and the governor aren't sure how much the state can afford to take.
Phoenix, AZ – Barack Obama will not unveil his plan to fix the housing mess until Wednesday. But Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports that did not stop the state's two U-S senators from commenting today on the plan.
John McCain took the opportunity of a press conference to criticize Obama for not doing more to deal with the housing problem as part of the just-signed stimulus package.