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A free-market advocacy group claims that the decision by Gov. Jan Brewer to expand the state's Medicaid program will immediately increase the number of people in the program by nearly 90 percent.
Ask any good chef: why do some recipes work, while others, with the very same ingredients, do not? Ah, but it's the QUALITY of the ingredients that matters, that chef will probably say.
In his Sunday Letter to the Editor, Mr. Rod Livdahl rages against the “Fair Tax” with an emotional vengeance. His diatribe appears to more based on feelings that facts. If he had gone to the website he should have caught the following facts.
It’s the heart of a budding ecosystem of innovation, air travel, higher education and well-paying jobs.
Unofficial election results have voters approving the City of Mesa's request for more than $130 million in bonds.
Attorney General Eric Holder says American Airlines and US Airways must make broad concessions if they want to settle a lawsuit blocking their proposed merger.
On Nov. 5, voters across the East Valley will vote on several items concerning additional city- and school-district funding that would add millions of dollars to continue funding education efforts or to continue city and school-district improvements.
After plenty of haggling, and a fair amount of political theater, Congress reached a last-minute agreement to raise the debt ceiling and end the partial government shutdown. Most people would agree that a fully functioning government that can pay its bills on time is a positive thing — and it’s certainly good news for investors, because a default on the part of the U.S. government could have had serious repercussions in the financial markets. But what’s next?
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?
The state is borrowing $200 million this week to pay off the last of what it owes the federal government for providing jobless benefits to out-of-work employees. And the move should save Arizona businesses $42 on each and every worker they have.
PHOENIX — Organizers of a bid to block Medicaid expansion in Arizona conceded they may not have the necessary signatures on petitions to force the issue to the ballot.
Mesa Mayor Scott Smith and District 1 Councilmember Dave Richins provided updates on several projects to a collection of city residents on Aug. 27.
In the 2012 presidential campaign, President Obama claimed Detroit as evidence of his successful policies: “We refused to let Detroit go bankrupt. We bet on American workers and American ingenuity and, three years later, that is paying off in a big way.”
This Tuesday, Aug. 27, will be the final day to vote in the Phoenix City Council election.
Higley Unified School District will go ahead with plans to charter its two newest schools after a 3-2 vote Monday by the district board.
President Barack Obama, seeking to buffer taxpayers from future housing market downturns, will urge Congress this week to back bipartisan efforts to shutter Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the mortgage-giants bailed out by the government in 2008.
Back in the early ‘90s, when I worked in London and wrote frequently about the hi-jinks of the monarchy, I tried in vain to understand why the British clung to such an archaic institution. But this morning, with the arrival of The Royal Baby, I finally get it. The House of Windsor gives the British permission to ignore their political and economic woes, to escape from themselves.
The Mesa Unified School District governing board approved Tuesday night a $562.3 million budget for the 2013-2014 fiscal year, which began July 1.
Mesa voters could have an opportunity to fund a multitude of city-related street, public safety and historical projects if the city council moves forward on what could be a $147.9 million bond election in November.
WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. employers added a robust 195,000 jobs in June and many more in April and May than previously thought. The job growth suggests a stronger economy and means the Federal Reserve could slow its bond purchases as early as September.
Arizona voters may get the final word on a controversial provision in the state budget that doubles the bonding capacity of school districts around the state, opening the door for higher property taxes.
The Kyrene School District is moving forward into the 2013-14 school year with a final, approved budget adopted this week by the governing board.
Many of the Mesa Junior High School buildings could come down starting in October, the Mesa Unified School District governing board was told last week.
Arizona school districts will be able to ask voters for more funds for building repair and construction under a plan lawmakers approved this month.
While the scales differ, Mesa mayor Scott Smith expects several issues related to his roles as the head of Arizona’s third-largest city and the president of the United States Conference of Mayors to crossover.