Keeping true to President Trump’s promise, tax cuts keep putting money in the pockets of hardworking Americans. The economy is gaining strength with the help of tax savings, as job creators share the wealth with their employees.
Two developments on Arizona State University property have drawn the ire of some legislators after the university initially failed to report the projects to them.
A Gilbert lawmaker wants to ban photo-enforcement cameras across the state, saying they generate money for the company that makes them and cities that use them but do little to keep the streets safe.
Children often follow in their parents’ footsteps when choosing a career, but Nora Ellen and JD Mesnard turned that dynamic on its head – twice.
The architect of an ever-increasing flow of state tax revenues to help send students to private and parochial schools said he's willing to consider a cap now that the diversion has topped $74 million a year.
A bill that would ban billboards advertising marijuana has been introduced by Sen. David Farnsworth. SB 1032 would make it illegal to advertise along state roads any drug illegal under federal law – and that includes marijuana.
A special House panel investigating sexual harassment charges against Rep. Don Shooter has hired an attorney who was involved in the 2012 inquiry into Rep. Daniel Patterson.
Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell will deliver his State of the City Address on Friday, Nov. 3, from 7:15-9 a.m. at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Tempe-Phoenix, 2100 S. Priest Drive.
A proposal to require the disclosure of the origins of major contributions in city elections will be discussed at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, in the multi-purpose room of the Pyle Center, 655 E. Southern Ave.
Chandler Councilwoman Nora Ellen has become the first candidate to jump into the political scramble that is likely to mark next year’s state and local elections, making it a case of like son, like mother.
A son of immigrant migrant farm workers was appointed to the Mesa City Council on Sept. 28, replacing ousted District 3 Councilmember Ryan Winkle.
Federal prosecutors are offering to tell East Valley defendants in the Corporation Commission bribery case who and what else they’re investigating – but only if they agree not to share that information with anyone else.
Most think Mesa City Councilman Ryan Winkle should remain in office despite his May DUI arrest, a poll from OH Predictive Insights has found.
With the Mesa City Council laying the groundwork to discipline him, defiant council member Ryan Winkle has vowed to fight to save his job.
The two East Valley members of the Arizona Corporation Commission are starting to push for reforms on the panel in the wake of a federal bribery indictment of a former member.
After years of shadowy suggestions that something might be rotten at the Arizona Corporation Commission, the first indictment boils down to something most people can understand: A bald-faced case of quid pro quo bribery.
Mesa Mayor John Giles defended the city’s landmark decision to send inmates accused of misdemeanors to a private jail in Florence, rather than a Maricopa County jail, as the most humane choice as well as a fiscal “no-brainer.”
Mesa City Council member Ryan Winkle is expected to be charged with extreme DUI after an analysis of his blood sample revealed a blood alcohol content of 0.22 percent, according to the Tempe police.
Federal prosecutors on Tuesday charged former Arizona Corporation Commissioner Gary Pierce, his wife, prominent lobbyist Jim Norton and utility owner George Johnson with conspiracy, bribery, mail fraud and wire fraud, over what prosecutors lay out as a scheme to pay off Pierce in return for …
The civics test that will be required of all graduating high school seniors this spring does not appear to have been that much of a test for members of the Class of 2017.
A Mesa City Council member’s DUI arrest may provoke a dramatic meeting later this week amid suggestions that his colleagues may sanction, suspend or even remove him from office.
Now comes the 101st day of the Trump administration, a milestone that calls for some careful analysis. Not examination of or by our 45th president, who seems completely uninterested in such exercises, careful or otherwise, but an appraisal of the rest of us, the other 325 million Americans w…
Arizona’s three universities no longer form a pipeline of teachers for the state’s public schools. Half the freshmen in the state’s university system come from only 11 percent of Arizona’s high schools. Arizona’s expanded school voucher system did not include expanded oversight.
Arizona lawmakers want to find out whether every employee who has a state-issued car actually needs one. Or, more to the point, what’s wrong with getting a ride from Uber?
Arizona is on the verge of requiring schools to do more to identify students with dyslexia and giving them the guidelines for how to deal with them.
Don’t anticipate President Trump’s “skinny budget” becoming law; expect continued acrimony between the leadership of both major parties in Congress and hope the White House develops a strategy for dealing with rogue nations and other international security threats.
Tempe City Councilman Kolby Granville was formally disciplined for a Code of Conduct violation for using an expletive during a work group meeting.
Ahwatukee’s two legislators were on opposite ends of the debate over Arizona’s universal voucher plan approved last week – and the one on the losing side on Monday apologized to his constituents for its passage.
Josh Wright grew up in the East Valley, and said moving to Chandler and starting his new job as assistant city manager feels like coming home.
State senators on Wednesday approved an end-run around the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee in a bid to encourage people to rescue children and pets.
With the leadership of Sen. Bob Worsley, R-Mesa, the Arizona Legislature passed a bill to make all public-school students in Arizona eligible to get state money to attend private and parochial schools.
Kate Noll, 29, was isolated and depressed when she first moved to Arizona with her family, before her mother discovered her lifeline, east Mesa’s Marc Community Resources.
A critical setback in court may have a high cost for a foundation that filed more than 1,000 lawsuits against Arizona businesses – many in the East Valley – accusing them of violating the federal American with Disabilities Act through inadequate parking spaces and signs.
The Arizona Coyotes took an important but tentative step toward their goal of playing in a new arena closer to their East Valley fan base, with an Arizona Senate subcommittee approving a financing bill.
Amy Kiefer-Berard of Chandler holds her 1½-year-old daughter, Ann, born after a driver suspected of texting while driving ran her down, fracturing her skull and knocking her unconscious for a month.
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge on Friday tossed out hundreds of cases filed against businesses in the East Valley and throughout the metro area that accused them of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act and its state counterpart.
Amid a growing teacher shortage in Arizona, the Department of Education has effectively shut down one teacher certification program by giving it unreachable requirements.
Saying it will lead to healthier children more ready to learn, a House panel has voted to require all schools to offer at least 50 minutes of recess a day to those in kindergarten through fifth grade.
If you feel like you’ve been hearing more commercial planes flying over your neighborhood since late 2014, it isn’t your imagination.
Mesa has passed a tough new ordinance to regulate escort services, giving police a way to make arrests for failure to obtain a license, without having to prove a sex act occurred.
Saying good Samaritans deserve legal protection, a veteran state lawmaker wants to provide immunity from lawsuits for people who break into hot vehicles to rescue a trapped animal.
Ask enough people about Matt Salmon and eventually the same theme comes up: The Republican congressman from Mesa sticks to his principles, even when they are unpopular.
Financing the state's freeway needs could mean Arizona motorists will pay higher gasoline taxes, will see an entirely new sales tax on fuel on top of that and will find it's even more expensive to register their vehicles.
If incoming state House Speaker J.D. Mesnard had his way, Hillary Clinton would be preparing a transition today, not Donald Trump.
The Arizona Attorney General’s Office has filed a 20-page motion to dismiss more than 1,000 civil lawsuits filed by a foundation that accuses East Valley businesses of widespread violations of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act and a similar state law.
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