Stories tagged: "Mayor Kate Gallego"

QUEEN CREEK, ARIZONA - JUNE 09: An aerial view of new home construction at a housing development in the Phoenix suburbs on June 9, 2023 in Queen Creek, Arizona. Queen Creek is one of the fastest growing communities in Arizona and is heavily reliant on groundwater for its water supply. Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs announced last week that Arizona will no longer be able to give developers new permits for home construction in some outlying areas of Maricopa County which rely on groundwater wells, due to a groundwater shortage amid a warming climate. Queen Creek is already spending around $24 million in total to purchase 2,000 acre-feet of Colorado River water entitlement per year from the GSC Farm located nearly 200 miles to the west in Cibola, Arizona. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
10,000 Residents Added to Arizona’s 2020 Census Count

In Florence, where 786 prison inmates were added to the population, the correction could bring in nearly $500,000 in additional funds.

President Joe Biden greets attendees after delivering remarks at the TSMC Semiconductor Plant in Phoenix on Dec. 6, 2022, highlighting efforts to boost U.S. chip production. (Photo by Adam Schultz/The White House)
Arizona Leads the Nation in Manufacturing Investments

Nearly $60 billion has been committed to the state's semiconductors and manufacturing infrastructure, including new Intel facilities in Chandler and an electric vehicles battery factory in Queen Creek.

Phoenix Council Member Yassamin Ansari Continues Push for Climate Action

Ansari was a vocal advocate for eco-friendly public transportation as soon as she took office, and played a major role in receiving a grant for electric busses through Biden's Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

Gaelle Esposito (Photo by Shelly Ivy)
Lived Experience as a Trans Woman Gives Gaelle Esposito Personal Stake in Anti-Trans Bill

Gaelle Esposito spoke to the Arizona Legislature in opposition to SB 1001 about her experience coming out in her 30s as a trans woman.

man wearing construction vest wrapping a bandana dripping with water around his forehead
Phoenix Is Fighting Rising Heat With a New City Office

Phoenix, one of the fastest-warming cities in the country, announced the creation of the Office of Heat Response & Mitigation in September.

little girl smiling at cashier at grocery store checkout
Advocates Praise Expanded Child Tax Credit for Helping Arizona Families Make Ends Meet

More than $352 million in expanded Child Tax Credit payments were given to Arizona families last month, averaging $444 per household.

Image taken from a recording of the Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on June 15, 2021.
Leaders of Arizona’s Largest Cities are Calling for Bold Infrastructure Action

President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan would use funds from a corporate tax increase to pay for everything from roads to housing.