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Heres how much Super Bowl prep is costing the state
The Super Bowl is just a few weeks away, and preparations are underway across the Valley for the game in Glendale. A lot of those preparations can be expensive, and the state is picking up some of the tab for them.
Coconino County considers ordinance for regulating short-term rentals
Coconino County officials are considering new regulations for short-term rentals. The county’s Board of Supervisors met this week to discuss a proposed ordinance, which would – among other things – require rental operators to obtain a permit or license.
Jan. 27, 2023
Horne urges lawmakers to waive school spending limit, avoid budget cuts
A House subcommittee held a hearing Thursday to review the state’s Aggregate Expenditure Limit (AEL). The Legislature made historic investments in public schools last summer, but districts can’t use those funds until the spending cap is waived.
Jan. 26, 2023
Gov. Hobbs to keep migrant busing program
Gov. Katie Hobbs’ press secretary Josselyn Berry said a key interest is safely and humanely transporting asylum seekers to their sponsors.
Jan. 26, 2023
Phoenix launches ongoing survey to measure public perception
Phoenix is looking for feedback from residents as part of an ongoing community survey.
Jan. 26, 2023
How to check if any of Arizonas $2 billion in unclaimed property belongs to you
Arizona’s Department of Revenue says it has more than $2 billion in unclaimed property belonging to people who live — or have lived — in the state. Some of the items are on the auction block.
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Jan. 26, 2023
Phoenix approves $230M to buy green buses
Phoenix leaders approved contracts Wednesday worth $230 million to start converting the city’s fleet of buses to low and zero emissions.
Jan. 26, 2023
Children’s Action Alliance: Proposed tampons, diaper tax exemptions a cause for concern
Gov. Katie Hobbs released her proposed budget earlier this month. It includes things like investments in housing and education. There are also sales tax exemptions for feminine hygiene products and diapers.
Jan. 25, 2023
Water report raises questions about West Valley development
Gov. Katie Hobbs recently released a report by the Arizona Department of Water Resources that raised questions about the West Valley’s water supply. And that has some people questioning what future development might look like.
Jan. 24, 2023
The future is electric: Electric vehicle landscape is quickly changing
One of the biggest hurdles that’s stopping people from buying an electric vehicle is just where you can charge up — and how long it takes to do it. And that’s exactly what a new plan from the Arizona Department of Transportation is attempting to address using a big chunk of federal money.
Jan. 24, 2023
Judge rules against expansion of Coolidge gas plant
A judge has ruled against Salt River Project’s proposed expansion of a gas-fired plant near Coolidge.
Jan. 23, 2023
Nearly 200 firearms found at Sky Harbor in 2022
Phoenix Sky Harbor airport is one of the heaviest in the country for gun traffic, as nearly 200 firearms were found in travelers’ carry-on luggage last year.
Jan. 23, 2023
Court denies Rio Verde Foothills a temporary stay in water controversy
Residents of Rio Verde Foothills received another blow over the weekend in their fight to obtain water from the city of Scottsdale. The unincorporated community sits outside Scottsdale city limits and has been left without water since the city turned off its taps at the beginning of the year — a move it had warned residents was coming.
Jan. 23, 2023
Mayor Giles on what’s on the minds of city leaders nationwide
The U.S. Conference of Mayors’ annual winter meeting touched on immigration, housing, jobs and a number of other policy areas. The Show caught up with Mesa Mayor John Giles late last week while he was there and talked with him about what some of the top issues at the meeting.
Jan. 23, 2023
Hotel industry short-term outlook very good
A new survey says 20% of business travelers plan to take more trips this year than they did before the pandemic.
Jan. 23, 2023
As the Valley faces a water shortage, city leaders are looking for new potential sources
The Phoenix area has been one of the fastest growing metros in the country for years, with people and businesses moving here and developments sprouting up Valley wide. But, at the same time, the region is facing a water shortage, as Colorado River supplies decline, and leaders look for new potential sources.
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Jan. 23, 2023
Court hears arguments in Rio Verde Foothills water case
The unincorporated community of Rio Verde Foothills is one of the epicenters of the Southwest's historic water shortage. Just beyond the Scottsdale city limits, residents have long had access to the city's water.
Jan. 20, 2023
ACLU: AZ Attorney General monitoring money transfers
The ACLU says the Arizona Attorney General’s Office is at the center of an illegal surveillance program that monitors money transfers across the Southwest.
Jan. 20, 2023
AZ unemployment goes down, but available jobs remain high
Wages also saw a bigger jump than the rest of the nation in the last year as employers try to hire more people.
Jan. 20, 2023
Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee partners with Waymo for upcoming events
The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee is partnering with Waymo One to provide a free ride to people who haven’t before used the autonomous vehicle service.
Jan. 20, 2023
Officials conduct radiation assessments in Glendale for Super Bowl preparations
With the Super Bowl coming to Arizona in three weeks, government agencies are busy in their efforts to protect public health and safety. That includes preparing for some worst-case scenarios.
Jan. 20, 2023