Citing a desire for pension reform, Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio released details of the 50 biggest pension payouts the city is making to retired employees.DiCiccio's report estimates these 50 employees will get combined pension payouts of around $173 million, leading DiCiccio to compare the ... More >>
Phoenix voters will likely be voting on reforms of the pension system for city employees, which includes actually phasing out the program, and replacing it with a 401(k)-style plan.A right-wing group called the Arizona Free Enterprise Club started its effort to collect signatures to put this on the ... More >>
Image: Ray SternColin Campbell, retired Maricopa County Superior Court judge, is representing a group of retired judges suing a state pension plan in an attempt to reverse a law that shrinks pensioners' cost-of-living adjustments. Retired judges are fighting a new law that reduces their pensi ... More >>
Image: Ray SternThe Centerpoint Towers construction site is still quiet, but that's supposed to change soon. A sale to the Ohio-based Zaremba Group is expected to close this week The $30 million sale of the Centerpoint Towers in Tempe was supposed to close on Friday, but has been delayed. Ken ... More >>
Felon, swindler, liar, sleaze, pant-load. The many faces of Fife Symington
Has ex-governor J. Fife Symington III gotten his just desserts?
Aging Rural/Metro firefighters can't afford to retire
Federal judge rules Fife Symington must repay millions to pension funds
Ex-governor Symington seems blissful despite the damning evidence that mounts at his bankruptcy trial. What's up his sleeve?
Bill Dereschuk is one pensioner who wants Symington to prevail in his bankruptcy case
Fife Symington must live with six felony convictions; where he will live with them is still up in the air
It took years, and some luck, to unravel Symington's web of deceit
As Symington finishes his grueling cross-examination, judge tarries with jury instructions
Testimony at the governor's criminal trial and a new civil complaint suggest that First Interstate helped Symington dupe other lenders
If you're feeling sympathy for Fife Symington, read this
The expose told of a newly discovered "confidential settlement" that has an impact on Symington's bankruptcy case. But the Republic itself had reported the settlement--in 1994.
Coopers & Lybrand leaves governor in "worst of all worlds" legally; but quick removal from office seems unlikely
Fighting a legal war on multiple fronts, Symington and his attorneys turn to a time-honored tactic: stonewalling
Document supporting indictment suggests senior partner at Snell & Wilmer aided governor in alleged bank fraud
Sealed testimony by Symington's wife shows couple mixed funds; she bailed governor out repeatedly
Forced to explain his creative accounting practices, the governor steps through the looking glass
Prosecutors wonder how Symington's debt to a powerhouse law firm was paid
Tentative pact would seal some records in Symington bankruptcy case
Source close to grand jury probe says Symington "is going to get indicted"
The governor's lawyer explains when it's okay to tell a lender you're worth millions when you're actually broke
When Fred Tryon retired, Arizona Public Service Company gave him a gold watch. Then the multibillion-dollar utility claimed he hadn't retired, but quit, and took away his pension and his benefits. Then Fred Tryon died of a heart attack. Now, his wife o
Bank gave governor loan write-downs, despite evidence of false financial statements
Symington's conflicting financial statements provide creditors with plenty of ammo
Washington to decide Fife's fate in next six weeks
The city torpedoed an urban development program when it let Symington off the hook for $2.7 million.
Governor denies payment improper; public documents dispute his denial
Conflicting financial statements from 1990 may leave Symington vulnerable to creditors and prosecutors
RETIREES ARE SPOOKED BY THE THOUGHT OF STATE EMPLOYEES MANAGING $1 BILLION OF THEIR NEST EGG
HE BROUGHT US AN RTC LAWSUIT, A GRAND JURY INVESTIGATION AND A "CAR OF THE PEOPLE." NOT TO MENTION GEORGE LECKIE AND ANNETTE ALVAREZ. OH, WHAT THE HECK, WE'LL MENTION THEM.
JUST WHEN HE WAS GETTING HIS POLITICAL HOUSE IN ORDER, ANOTHER SYMINGTON ENTERPRISE DISINTEGRATES
Economics 101 with Pinnacle West Capital Corporation