Phoenix, AZ – The state's top health official wants businesses to let workers stay home -- and pay them if necessary -- if they're sick with the flu. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.
Will Humble said the ideal situation would be for workers to use their sick or vacation time. The problem comes when they don't have any of that to use. He said where possible employers should encourage telecommuting. Humble said that's what his agency does.
Flagstaff, AZ – Jan Brewer took a verbal slap today at gubernatorial wanna-be Terry Goddard.
On Friday, Goddard claimed he was better qualified than the incumbent to be the state's chief executive, saying Brewer lacked leadership. He said the state is headed in the wrong direction which is why he took the first steps toward becoming the Democratic nominee. Brewer said Goddard, who is the state's attorney general, doesn't know what he's talking about.
Flagstaff, AZ – Governor Jan Brewer has come up with a theme she hopes will get her elected next year to a full term in office.
In formally launching her campaign Thursday night, Brewer talked about the budget deficit she inherited in January from her predecessor, Janet Napolitano, who quit to take a job in the Obama administration. Brewer said she was the one who had to come up with plans to slash state spending.
Phoenix, AZ – The ability of prosecutors in this state to go after companies that hire undocumented workers could depend on the views of the Obama administration. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.
Phoenix, AZ – The state's top health official is concerned about a new survey which shows a majority of residents do not intend to be innoculated for the swine flu. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.