Hot Links: No Fines for Phoenix Coyotes, Higher Taxes for Jan Brewer, and Identity Protection for Businesses

After budget cuts and a drop in enrollment, the Mesa Unified School District is making plans to possibly cut 310 teacher positions next year...What the puck? Despite being eight months behind in rent to Jobing.com Arena, the Phoenix Coyotes won't have to pay any fines or penalties and have an "unlimited" amount of time to repay the debt...A baby girl was attacked and killed by her family's pet chow dog yesterday when her mother, a police officer for the Salt River Pima Indian Community, left the infant to use the bathroom. The father is a Mesa police officer...Gimme, Gimme: Arizona Governor Jan Brewer asks lawmakers to approve a $1 billion tax hike, and to reform the 1998 Voter Protection Act, which bars lawmakers from changing laws passed by voters...Identity thieves have turned to raiding data from businesses. New federal laws will force businesses to take further measures to prevent identity theft, beginning in May...And the Department of Elderly Affairs in Iowa has changed its name to the Department of Aging, with the pessimistic acronym DOA.

Mesa schools may cut 310 teachers next year

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