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First, schools and now civilized society? A new study reports that Arizona will fall far short of what is necessary to maintain that which the Roman Empire managed to maintain for 500 years — highways. A new study says Arizona is $62.7 billion short of what is needed to maintain a basic transportation system throughout the state. Read more» 1

In 1993, the Dow Jones industrial average was still well under 4,000, the best-selling car in the country was the Ford Taurus, and the average cost of a Major League Baseball ticket was under $10. That was also the year that Congress last raised the federal tax on gasoline. Read more»

See an interactive graph to view a breakdown of October 2012 contributions over $10,000 from organizations and individuals supporting and opposing Proposition 204.

Education unions and a group representing contractors have given hundreds of thousands of dollars this month to a campaign supporting Proposition 204, while a donation from a group representing automobile dealers is helping fuel the opposing campaign, records show. Read more» 2