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Companies will get a break on the personal property taxes they pay on equipment, which members of the business community hope will help spur economic development and attract major manufacturers to Arizona.
- Personal property is defined as non-real estate property, including machinery, computers, farm equipment and restaurant ovens.
The first Trulieve dispensary opened last week on Roosevelt Row in downtown Phoenix with buy-one-get-one deals, a proclamation from Mayor Kate Gallego and ribbon cutting by state Rep. Jen Longdon (D).
- The dispensary's premier location, political embrace and out-the-door line illustrated marijuana's appeal and its evolving public perception in Arizona.
A pandemic-era program that covered the cost of school lunch for most students has ended, and some parents may feel sticker shock when they see the new rates.
What's happening: Axios Phoenix reviewed school lunch prices for several districts across the metro area and found some have raised theirs.
Student proficiency in math and English language arts decreased across grade levels during the pandemic. That's based on a new report from the Helios Education Foundation, the Arizona State Board of Education and the Arizona Department of Education.
Arizona schools got a big budget increase this year, but that doesn't mean they'll actually get to spend all their new money.
Catch up fast: Voters in 1980 enacted an aggregate expenditure limit (AEL) that created a formulaic cap on the total amount of money that K-12 schools can spend each year, regardless of how much funding has actually been budgeted.
Sending a student back to school is expensive, and those costs often force students from low-income families to begin the year without the supplies and clothing they need.
The big picture: The BHHS Legacy Foundation, Back-to-School Clothing Drive, Assistance League of Phoenix and other nonprofit organizations help low-income families with their back-to-school needs.
National Park Service rangers found more human remains at the drought-hit Lake Mead National Recreation Area to the east of Las Vegas over the weekend.
Kari Lake defeated Karrin Taylor Robson in Arizona's Republican gubernatorial primary, AP reports, propelling the Trump-endorsed candidate into a general election where she's favored to become the state's 24th governor.
Driving the news: The former Fox 10 anchor took the race by storm last year, becoming the immediate frontrunner with a style and message that closely emulated former President Trump.