Representative Walt Blackman has introduced a bill that says a public official may not exceed the cost of coach airfare when traveling for business. HB 2251 says reimbursement for airfare may not exceed the cost of coach airfare and may not include any upgrades, such as business class or first class seating. The bill comesFull Story
NAU President Rita Cheng is paying back some of the travel money that was improperly documented. A state audit found that Cheng improperly documented a total of $40-thousand dollars in travel expenses during Fiscal Year 2019. NAU says she will reimburse the Northern Arizona University Foundation for the difference between coach and business-class tickets. TheFull Story
Traffic in and around Flagstaff was heavy and there were numerous accidents Tuesday. Throughout the day, accidents were reported on Interstate-40, Highway 89 and Interstate-17. There were also accidents where vehicles hit pedestrians in Flagstaff. If you are traveling this week, use caution and watch for people and vehicles, especially in busy areas.