In the 1960s, if you drove along Baseline Road, you’d enter a kaleidoscope of colors bursting from the dirt — they were flower fields that stretched for 300 acres. But today, the last reminder of those flowers is a modest shop called Baseline Flower Growers.
We spoke with Agnel Philip of The Arizona Republic about a piece he’d written about particular tax incentives used by cities around the state. To respond, The Show invited the community and economic development director for the city of Phoenix.
A 2015 Arizona law bans cities from requiring apartment and condo complexes to recycle. ADEQ doesn’t track the percentage of apartments and condos that don’t offer recycling, but they do know the impact.
Earlier this year, an E. coli outbreak was linked to romaine lettuce grown in Yuma. The CDC says the pathogen affected more than 200 people. As the new growing season is getting underway, we wanted to check in to see how that outbreak is impacting what farmers are doing now.
We talked on The Show about the millions of dollars flowing in, both to support and defeat Proposition 127. But the opposition to 127 has focused a lot on the measure’s billionaire funding source — a name we’ve heard a lot.
It’s a real estate paradox: the most desirable places to live are also among the most susceptible to wildfires. Mansions in the Santa Monica Mountains, tiny cabins tucked into the Angeles National Forest, and houses at the very edge of subdivisions are all beautiful because they’re surrounded by undeveloped land. But what makes them beautiful is also what makes them dangerous.
Supporters and opponents of a measure to increase the amount of renewable energy Arizona uses have spent millions and millions of dollars to try to influence your vote. It’s nearly impossible to watch TV for even a few minutes and not see an ad for or against Proposition 127.
Tax incentives have been used by cities and states for years in the attempt to attract businesses and generate a newer revenue stream. But critics have argued that the government is picking winners and losers, and the promised positive impact rarely, if ever, pans out.
A bus full of Catholic nuns is traveling from Santa Monica, California, to Mar-a-Lago, in Florida, between now and Nov. 2. They’re aiming to raise awareness of what they say are problems with the tax law signed by President Donald Trump late last year.