Arizona

Budget

Governor Ducey Releases Budget With Focus on Education, Border Security and Water

Governor Doug Ducey released his fiscal year 2023 budget, continuing the momentum that has made Arizona a success in the areas of education, public safety, natural resources and infrastructure. “From paying off billions in debt to taking our Rainy Day Fund to a record-breaking $1 billion, securing a high credit rating and cutting taxes for

COVID-19

Treasury: Arizona risks relief funds over anti-mandate rules

The Biden administration is threatening to recoup COVID-19 relief funds sent to Arizona over state provisions that it says discourage families and school districts from following federal guidance recommending face coverings in schools. At issue are two state programs that are meant to help schools and students but that direct funding away from jurisdictions with

Water

2022 State Of The State: Historic Investment in Arizona’s Water Future

Governor Doug Ducey  announced a historic plan — forged in partnership with Arizona Senate President Karen Fann and House Speaker Rusty Bowers — to invest $1 billion to secure Arizona’s water future for the next 100 years. “With resources available in our budget, a relationship with Mexico that we’ve built and strengthened over the last

Education

2022 State Of The State: Summer Learning Camps For Arizona Kids

Governor Doug Ducey announced the launch of a statewide summer learning camp initiative aimed at helping Arizona kids get caught up in math, reading and civics. In his 2022 State of the State Address, Governor Ducey said: “There’s been too much attention put on masks and not nearly enough placed on math — a focus

Border crisis

2022 State Of The State: Gov. Ducey: “Our Border Is Not Open”

Governor Doug Ducey today made clear that while the White House and Congress turn a blind eye to the crisis at Arizona’s southern border, Arizona will take action and leadership. In his 2022 State of the State Address, Governor Ducey announced a multifaceted, coordinated effort to stem the flow of illegal drugs and curb human

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

Flowers, Herbs, and Veggies You Can Plant in January

January isn’t thought of as a prime gardening month in Northern Arizona. Gardeners in Southern Arizona know it’s the perfect time for cool-season vegetables and flowers. It is warm enough to direct sow much of your garden, but keep your row covers handy. Even in frost-free deserts, January can be a complicated month for gardeners.

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