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A small group of elected officials in Congress is currently leading the effort to find common ground on a budget proposal to avoid a repeat of the federal government shutdown and prevent sequestration in the coming years. Those are goals many Americans support. But how we get there could have devastating effects right here in Arizona.
The government reopened its doors Thursday after a battle-weary Congress approved a bipartisan measure to end a 16-day partial shutdown and avert the possibility of an economy-jarring default on U.S. obligations.
The trains are rolling in, tour buses are pulling up and vehicles are moving steadily through the entrance gates of Grand Canyon National Park after Arizona struck a deal with the federal government to reopen the landmark tourist area.
“The 87 year old driver that killed one person and injured 10 others in Gilbert was impaired. Impaired by her age.”
As you’re well aware, a partial government shutdown began Oct. 1. No matter what one’s views are on the political issues that led to this event, it’s probably fair to say that a shutdown is not particularly good news, on many fronts. Although essential services will continue, including Social Security and Medicare payments, other governmental functions will be disrupted, and hundreds of thousands of workers will be furloughed. So, as a citizen, you may well have concerns about the shutdown. But how will the shutdown affect you as an investor?
So, it’s really happened.
“CNN claims that the federal government is not spending $300 million dollars a day since the shutdown. Fox News states that the government is borrowing $300 million a day less since the shutdown. What we have here is a difference in perspective.”
We’re used to walking into a room, flipping a switch and having the lights go on instantaneously.
Several nonprofit and for-profit organizations with East Valley ties expect to feel the effects of an extended closure of the federal government.
Summer travelers should pack plenty of patience: More flights are running late this year than in 2012.
WASHINGTON — Americans are more optimistic the job market is healing and will deliver higher pay later this year. That brighter outlook, along with rising home prices, cheaper gasoline and a surging stock market, could offset some of the drag from the recent tax increases and government spending cuts.
“With a labor participation rate of 63.3 percent, have the Democrats turned America into a third world country or a leftist utopia? Pardon the redundancy.”
TUCSON — Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and other federal officials will be in southern Arizona on Friday to inspect security operations along the U.S.-Mexico border.
The state’s jobless rate jumped a tenth of a point in January to 8.0 percent.
The state's jobless rate jumped a tenth of a point in January to 8.0 percent.
Is America about to explode, is it a bubbling cauldron about to erupt? How much more deceit, betrayal, outright perjury from elected officials, media, and talking heads can be tolerated before the insanity becomes the catalyst for an event no one wants? At some point the enemy within shall be checked!
Dirty bathrooms, closed trails and longer lines at Grand Canyon National Park. Furloughs for thousands of civilian defense workers. Reduced health care access.
WASHINGTON – Arizona could face massive budget cuts across all public programs, from education and healthcare to Army base operations, if federal budget cuts are allowed to take effect as scheduled Friday, the White House warned.
The White House has released a list of impacts to Arizona from automatic budget cuts that are set to take hold this week.
WASHINGTON — Efforts to save the nation from going over a year-end "fiscal cliff" were in disarray as lawmakers fled the Capitol for their Christmas break. "God only knows" how a deal can be reached now, House Speaker John Boehner declared.
WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added 96,000 jobs in August, a tepid figure that points to the economy's persistent weakness and slowing prospects for the unemployed.
Increased responsibilities, job insecurities and economic worries are driving more employees to high stress levels, according surveys done in the last decade.
Staff in the Higley Unified School District will not have the spring furlough day that was built into the district’s 2011-12 budget, after all.
Army Spc. Tracey Bovee is in the midst of his second tour in Iraq, but on this Veterans Day, he could not have asked for a better visit to the homefront.
(Sentenced to death: May 7, 1985) Robert Moorman has been in prison the longest among death row inmates — 39 years. He was sentenced to life in prison on May 3, 1972 on a kidnapping charge out of Coconino County, but 13 years later was sentenced to death. While serving his life sentence in a DOC prison in Florence, Moorman was given a 72-hour compassionate furlough to visit his mother. The two stayed at the Blue Mist Motel across from the street from the prison. On Jan. 13, 1984, Moorman bound and gagged his mother in Room 22 and then strangled and stabbed her. Moorman chopped the body into many parts and disposed of them in at the motel and Dumpsters throughout Florence, according to prison records. The crime brought an end to compassionate furlough visits.