News Releases

Region Receives $36.3 Million to Help Those Experiencing Homelessness

As the region sees continued increases in the number of people experiencing homelessness, more than $36 million in newly announced federal funding is on the way to help fund dozens of local homelessness programs. The money will be distributed to 32 programs that help provide housing and services to people experiencing homelessness in the Maricopa region.

Former Phoenix City Manager to Lead MAG

PHOENIX (Feb. 27, 2023)—Ed Zuercher, who served the city of Phoenix for 28 years, including eight years as city manager, has been selected to lead the Maricopa Association of Governments after a unanimous vote by the MAG Regional Council this afternoon.

Region Makes Progress in Goal to Reduce Regional Homelessness

PHOENIX (Feb. 8, 2023)—With thousands of people sleeping on the streets of the Valley every night, the need to reduce the number of people experiencing homelessness is urgent. Newly released housing numbers show progress is being made, with a number of identified housing goals reached over the past year.

MAG Executive Director Announces Retirement

PHOENIX (February 1, 2023) – Calling it the “best job I have ever had the opportunity to hold,” Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG), Executive Director Eric Anderson has announced he will be retiring from the agency after 40 years of service.

Is Your Teen Being Abused? Are They an Abuser?

PHOENIX (Jan. 26, 2023) – High school dating experiences can be an important part of growing up. But when teen dating turns violent, it can affect people for life. To launch February’s National Teen Dating Violence Prevention month, community partners are providing resources to help you determine if your teen is at risk.

Give the Gift of Safety: Secure Your Christmas Tree

PHOENIX (Dec. 13, 2022) – Once you’ve picked out the perfect tree and need to transport it home, securing it using nets, tarps, or tie-downs is a vital step in keeping our roads safe. Unsecured loads also can mean citations of $500 or more, which could cut into your gift-giving budget.

Prop 400 Report Demonstrates Progress in Transportation

PHOENIX (Dec. 7, 2022) – Valley residents have seen 410 new corridor miles of freeways, 252 miles of street projects, and millions of additional miles of bus service since the implementation of Proposition 400, according to new report by the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG).

Region Reclassified for Ozone Pollution

PHOENIX (Sept. 16, 2022) – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a rule today that moves the region up the severity ladder for ozone pollution, reclassifying the region from “marginal” to “moderate” nonattainment for the ozone pollution standard.

State Route 24 Improvements to Be Completed Today

PHOENIX (Aug. 11, 2022) – Drivers in the East Valley will now benefit from a completed interim extension of State Route 24 that will be finalized today, extending the four-lane divided facility from Ellsworth Road in Mesa to Ironwood Drive.

Crossing Guards Prepare for Safe School Year

PHOENIX (July 14, 2022) -- As thousands of children in the Valley return to school, many of the people who make sure they get to school safely will take part in a regional training workshop the first week of August.

Rehousing Those Experiencing Homelessness

PHOENIX (June 27, 2022) — For many people experiencing homelessness, finding a way out of shelters and off the streets is tough. A new program and an ambitious goal will help change that.