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Insurance companies would pay 15 percent less in taxes to the state under terms of legislation approved Thursday by the House.
Legislators balked Wednesday at the idea of lowering income taxes if Arizona can start getting online retailers to begin collecting state sales taxes.
The state House voted Monday to reduce individual income taxes if the state finally starts collecting sales taxes it already should be getting.
Even though it’s only February, college financial aid officers are already gathering documents, crunching numbers and otherwise working to determine grants for the school year that starts this coming fall. If you have children you plan on sending to college, how will your own savings and investments affect their chances of getting financial aid?
A House panel voted Monday to make some people wait longer to start collecting jobless benefits.
A rape happens every 5 hours and 13 minutes in Arizona, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety. About one in four of the rapes are solved. That leaves plenty of rapists out there to attack again and again.
Saying it will make the state more competitive, the Senate Finance Committee voted unanimously Wednesday to exempt manufacturers and smelters from having to pay tax on the electricity they buy and use.
A bid to enact a flat income tax rate in Arizona is dead. But residents may at least be able to escape the effects of inflation-caused income tax “creep.”
A House panel agreed Monday to allow hundreds of thousands of children to attend private and parochial schools at public expense, a vote one legislator said is part of a radical agenda to destroy public schools.
Unable to block expansion of Medicaid in Arizona, Republican legislators are now seeking to impose new restrictions on who can get care, and for how long.
If you earned less than $52,000 last year, or are elderly or disabled, you qualify for free income tax return assistance that could yield a surprisingly large refund check. Eighty trained volunteers will begin preparing returns on Monday (Feb. 3) at six locations as part of Mesa United Way's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.
Mesa United Way Executive Vice President Claudia Walters and Project Manager Don Jensen train Volunteer Income Tax Assistance participants at the Mesa Public Library on Jan. 25, 2014.
A Lake Havasu City lawmaker wants to add some teeth to the concept that it pays to hire a vet.
Arizona is spending too much money providing a university education to students who really do not need it, according to the head of the House Appropriations Committee.
Saying it's the best that can be done, Gov. Jan Brewer proposed a nearly $9.4 billion spending plan for the coming fiscal year.
Tom Patterson’s column, “Marriage gap contributes to inequality,” seems to leave out the harsh realities of inequality in America. Tens of millions of Americans struggle to survive economically, while the wealthiest people are doing very well and corporate profits are at an all time high. In fact, wealth and income inequality is greater today than at any time before the great depression. One family now owns more wealth than the bottom 40 percent of Americans. In recent years 95 percent of all new income has gone to the top 1 percent. How can Mr. Patterson say the “key to the whole deal, the most basic explanation of what’s going on is the marriage gap?” Nations will not survive when so few have so much and so many have so little. It has nothing to do with a “marriage gap.”
Not everything lawmakers will face this session revolves around how to divide up the limited dollars available. They also will be taking up some matters of policy.
Area officials anticipate a promising foundation set in 2013 will provide the town of Gilbert room to continue its expansion for the next 12 months.
Proponents of a voucher-like program are preparing to make them available to more than 400,000 students statewide now that court challenges to the initial program have been rebuffed.
A veteran state lawmaker wants voters to siphon cash away from a program for early childhood development to instead help fund services for foster children and the families that care for them.
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Arizonans looking for ways to divert some of what they owe the state to other causes have a new option this year: foster care.
National companies can't divide up their business in ways designed solely to minimize their Arizona corporate tax liability, the state Court of Appeals has ruled.
Those crazy Regressives keep trying new avenues to convince us that “trickle down” economics actually “works” and their latest scam is the “Fair Tax,” a misnomer if there ever was one!
A special legislative panel voted Thursday to reduce the number of state income tax brackets from five to three, with an eye on eventually creating a single tax rate.