Consultant in Phoenix Coyotes arena deal named in fraud lawsuitPosted on February 28, 2011 | Type: Investigative Report | Author: Mark Flatten
A financial consultant used by Glendale, Ariz., to justify the city’s $197 million plan to keep the Phoenix Coyotes is accused of helping to defraud investors in a separate deal by producing overly optimistic revenue projections for a hockey arena in Prescott Valley, Ariz., according to a federal lawsuit.
Higher Ed, Higher Pay: Salary Increases at ASU and UA Go To Highest-Paid Administrators and ProfessorsPosted on January 19, 2011 | Type: Investigative Report | Author: Mark Flatten
When Kimberly de los Santos took on additional duties in her role as associate vice president of Arizona State University’s Office of University Initiatives, the promotion came with a hefty increase in pay. Her salary jumped from $130,000 in 2008 to $195,000 in 2009.
Undisciplined Bureaucracy: The Difficulty in Disciplining a Government WorkerPosted on December 08, 2010 | Type: Investigative Report | Author: Mark Flatten
Sleeping on duty, threatening co-workers, falsifying documents, rudeness, sexual harassment and poor performance would get you fired from most jobs.
Study says Sky Harbor has no reason to award contracts based on race or genderPosted on June 01, 2010 | Type: Investigative Report | Author: Mark Flatten
Racial preferences in concession contracts should be abandoned at Sky Harbor International Airport, a new study funded by the City of Phoenix concludes.
New Law Reins In Property Tax Break Favored by CitiesPosted on May 12, 2010 | Type: Investigative Report | Author: Mark Flatten
Cities will no longer be able to give lucrative property tax breaks lasting a half century or more to hand-picked developers because of a new law signed Tuesday by Gov. Jan Brewer.