PHOENIX - Charter schools in Arizona filed suit Friday to block the state Department of Education from taking $5.8 million from them.
Kevin Abbott-Spitzer greets students as they file in for seventh-grade social studies at Rincon Vista Middle School in the Vail School District, which wants to convert Rincon Vista and two other schools into charters. Vail converted two schools earlier.
Stephanie Abeyta works with her seventh-grade language arts students during the first session of the day at Rincon Vista Middle School.
Arizona has seen an unprecedented surge in school districts wanting to convert some of their schools to charters, raising concerns over whether districts are unfairly using the law just to generate more money.
T-shirts created by Roger Score show the depth of conservatives' disdain for those who sided with Brewer.
Whatever ups and downs Ethan Orr expected from his first session in the state House of Representatives, they did not include seeing T-shirts declaring him a traitor who stabbed conservatives in the back.
PHOENIX - Gov. Jan Brewer said Friday that Arizona no longer needs its 1-cent sales-tax surcharge even though state spending, while below 2009 levels, still exceeds ongoing revenues.
House and Senate budget negotiators agreed to 8-month spending plan so that scanning controversy can be revisited in January.
The Missouri Legislature faces a Friday deadline to approve its spending plan for the coming fiscal year.
In his State of the State speech in the House chamber, the Democratic governor told the Republican-controlled Legislature that the time to debate the federal Affordable Care Act was over.
PHOENIX - Gov. Jan Brewer is proposing a $8.9 billion spending plan for next year.
PHOENIX - Calling it unnecessary and bad policy, state Treasurer Doug Ducey formally launched a campaign Wednesday to defeat making a temporary 1-cent sales tax hike approved by voters two years ago permanent.
What would you cut from the university budget to make up
millions of dollars?