Phoenix, AZ – Members of the state Parks Board balked today at a proposal to shutter eight locations, saying they wanted to see if there were better alternatives. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.
Phoenix, AZ – The vote by the Legislature early Saturday to plug the 1-point-6 billion dollar hole in the budget does not end the fight over spending cuts. That's because the debate over how to balance next year's budget is just beginning.
Flagstaff, AZ – During these hard times more and more people are visiting their local library. In northern Arizona the number of books and DVDs checked out is way up. And many unemployed are job hunting, working on resumes and filling out applications on library computers. But libraries aren't immune to budget problems. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales examines how northern Arizona libraries are handling the stress.
Phoenix, AZ – The director of the state parks system said today he will have to close parks if lawmakers adopt the budget they are considering. The budget proposal calls for cutting nearly $4.9 million out of the approximately $28 million the agency gets in state funds.
Phoenix, AZ – State lawmakers are poised to cut $1.1 billion from the state budget today. The plan adopted late Thursday by House and Senate Appropriations committees reduces state aid to public schools by about $130 million, take $142 million from universities and $9 million from community colleges.
Flagstaff, AZ – After a few weeks' hiatus, winter returned to northern Arizona this week. The snowfall wasn't huge, but it was enough to cause icy road conditions and some school delays. Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl spoke with Flagstaff meteorologist, Lee Born, about this week's blast of winter weather.