Money just isn’t there, attorney for legislators says in fund dispute.
Lawmakers have ignored voter mandate for inflation adjustments, judge says.
Lawmakers have ignored a law to adjust funding to inflation, judge says.
Arizona and Tucson should see stronger economic growth in the next year as the effects of federal spending cuts last year wear off, University of Arizona economists say.
PHOENIX — It looks like Gov. Jan Brewer is going to have to decide whether Arizona taxpayers should be penalized because of inflation — at least for this coming year.
As the U.S. economy continues to sputter, five areas may heavily affect a recovery in 2014:
The will of the voters, coupled with a constitutional provision prohibiting legislative tinkering with anything approved at the ballot, pretty much makes ignoring mandated adjustments to public school funding off limits, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
Chained CPI is simply a better way to measure inflation, economists say.
In inflation-adjusted terms, it's still 11 percent below a record high
WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy shrank unexpectedly late last year, a reminder of the biggest threat it faces in 2013: sharp government spending cuts and prolonged political budget fights.
'Dragons' are mostly imaginary, but it's prudent to expect faster price increases
PHOENIX — State lawmakers and Gov. Jan Brewer were legally wrong in refusing to fully increase state aid to schools to account for inflation, the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled today.
Move is hailed as an advance in transparency by the central bank
An Arizona Farm Bureau Federation spokeswoman says there's no specific reason for the overall rise in food prices. But some big price swings are in the offing, and we can blame the big drought for that.
PHOENIX - The cost of feeding your family is going up.
At the Tuesday night election results party, Republican candidate Jesse Kelly said the comment he heard most often from voters on the campaign trail was how much it cost to fill up their last tank of gas.