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Mesa United Way has partnered with Volunteer Income Tax Assistance to offer free tax preparation centers where low-income earners can get help and maximize their benefits.
Arizona is in line to get 1,264 more places for people of limited income to rent housing, including 100 in Gilbert.
Dana Ortiz was going to start shopping for her first house last week, eager to move out of her Mesa rental and stake her claim to the stability and status that she says paying a mortgage confers.
Arizona charities that collect donations for private school scholarships say they distribute the majority of those funds to low-income students, according to a self-reported survey presented Monday to a state House committee.
Three Republican representatives have joined House Democrats on a committee to review private school tuition tax credits in Arizona.
As lawmakers in two separate panels hear testimony and data about Arizona’s Private School Tuition Program, the Arizona Attorney General’s Office is proposing changes to the 12-year-old law.
As lawmakers in two separate panels hear testimony and data about Arizona's Private School Tuition Program, the Arizona Attorney General's Office is proposing changes to the 12-year-old law.
Democratic leaders in the state House of Representatives on Tuesday called for state and federal investigations into Arizona’s Private School Tuition Tax Credits program and the scholarship charities that operate the tax subsidy.
Rep. Rick Murphy: What often gets lost in all of the rhetoric of the administrative side of school tuition organizations (STOs) is that at its core, these programs benefits kids — kids whose needs go beyond our public education system, kids whose parents choose the right school with the right fit so that their children will learn and flourish.
Arizona lawmakers have taken the first steps toward making the state’s private school tuition tax credit law and the charities and parents who participate in the program more accountable.
Lawmakers looking at Arizona's private school tuition tax credit program said Monday it may be time to require that scholarships go only to families who meet low-income requirements.
A legislative panel voted this week to continue giving generous tax credits to those who help students attend private and parochial schools.
WASHINGTON - Republicans muscled a tax cut bill through the House on Friday that they said would right the teetering economy, overcoming Democratic arguments that it would swell federal deficits already expected to set a record this year.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Almost five months after Hurricane Katrina chased Yolonda Prevost from her East New Orleans neighborhood to her sister’s place in Kansas City, she spends her days trying to get back home — searching for apartments and arranging for repairs to her drowned house.
Tax laws do affect behavior. You spend months worrying about declines in your investments, but in December, suddenly you're happy to "harvest" tax losses.
WASHINGTON - Democrats' promise of a quick increase in the minimum wage ran aground Wednesday in the Senate, where lawmakers are insisting it include new tax breaks for restaurants and other businesses that rely on low-pay workers.
WASHINGTON - Congress on Friday gave final approval to a sweeping tax cut bill, capping a tumultuous legislative journey that tested President Bush’s leadership, left Congress riven by partisan divisions and produced a measure that will reshape the government’s fiscal picture for years.
A New Leaf is moving forward with the La Mesita Project, an affordable, supportive housing initiative in Mesa that will include 80 mixed-use apartments and 16 emergency homeless shelter units with onsite services, community space and light-rail transportation adjacent to the property.
Mesa will have three new low- to moderate-income housing developments in the next few months, thanks to the city, private developers and federal tax credits administered by the state.
Mesa officials held a ceremony Monday morning to mark the start of construction on Encore, a five-story, 81-unit independent senior living center in downtown.
The Metro light rail extension into downtown Mesa has helped spur several proposals for new urban housing developments on or near Main Street, involving several hundred apartments.
Arizona led the nation in expanding education choice by creating a private-school scholarship tax credit, and on Monday the state Senate moved to greatly expand the program for disadvantaged children.
My friend Rob is married to a gal named Sue. I always thought "Rob & Sue" would be the perfect name for a law firm, but instead Rob is an accountant.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's decision to uphold most of President Barack Obama's health care law will come home to roost for most taxpayers in about 2½ years, when they'll have to start providing proof on their tax returns that they have health insurance.