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Staffing woes keep Nogales port expansion from living up to promise

Nearly two years after the completion of a $250 million expansion that was supposed to speed traffic through the Mariposa Port of Entry in Nogales, some say the project has yet to live up to its promise.... Read more»

Years later, not much to show for state mining museum closure

The Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum left a collection of memories in the minds of its visitors, volunteers and staff after it closed to make way for a centennial-themed museum that never got funded. Individuals passionate about the museum remain frustrated with the decision.... Read more»

Senate panel endorses plan for state public notices database

A Senate committee endorsed legislation Wednesday that would create a state-run database of statutory public notices that have been published in newspapers.... Read more»

Attempt to revive Heritage Fund stalls in House

A lawmaker’s attempt to have Arizonans decide whether to revive the voter–approved Heritage Fund is stalled in the House.... Read more»

Az communities applaud bid to revive Heritage Fund

In 2010, lawmakers eliminated the Heritage Fund, pulling the plug on dozens of approved, construction-ready projects. Now, a state lawmaker is moving forward with a resolution that would put the Heritage Fund back on the ballot in November.... Read more»

Bill to use conservation fund for fire-damaged forests draws ire

The Arizona State Parks Board and an environmental group are objecting to a state lawmaker’s plan that would tap a voter–approved fund intended for land conservation to help fund the restoration of forests devastated by wildfires.... Read more»

Bill to protect State Parks revenue moves ahead

A bill that would protect Arizona State Parks revenues from budget sweeps and allow the agency to use the money for operations took its first step Thursday in the state House.... Read more»

Bills would help establish Az as center for algae farming

Anticipating a day when Arizona becomes a leader in producing algae for biofuel, a Tucson lawmaker is pushing to have algae farms and related facilities defined — and taxed — like any corn field or packing plant.... Read more»

Lawmaker wants State Parks funds off limits to budget sweeps

Arizona State Parks would be able to protect the revenue it raises from budget sweeps and use it for park operations under legislation proposed by a rural lawmaker.... Read more»