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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.
PHOENIX — A federal agency is threatening to revoke the certification of the Arizona State Hospital, saying it found violations of regulations dealing with patient rights and nursing services.
Advocates for Comprehensive Immigration Reform (English translation: amnesty) like to point out that immigrants in the past have flocked to America and made important contributions to our nation. That’s true, but the America of 1913 was different from 2013 in ways that greatly affect the probability that immigrants will become contributing citizens.
It’s the heart of a budding ecosystem of innovation, air travel, higher education and well-paying jobs.
PHOENIX — A new poll suggests that Arizona voters insist they're mad as hell and are ready to throw the current crop of bums out of Congress. But it remains to be seen whether the anger at government dysfunction carries through to next year's general election — and whether voters find the alternatives they are offered are any better.
To parents and residents living within the Gilbert Public Schools geographic area:
“The cupboard is bare”, said House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi recently in reference to the federal budget crisis. “There’s [sic] no more cuts to make. It’s really important that people understand that.”
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 Grand Canyon National Park is set to reopen Saturday.
I remember when a billion used to be a number so big nobody could comprehend it, though it is still a massive number.
PHOENIX — Federal officials said Thursday they're willing to reopen national parks with state dollars — but only in a way that may make it financially impossible.
“Gilbert may reject U.S. funding.”
PHOENIX – Facing pressure by community groups and criticism from legislative Democrats, Gov. Jan Brewer finally agreed late Monday to have a state agency shuffle around $650,000 in its budget to cover welfare payments for 3,200 needy families – but only through the end of the month.
PHOENIX — The state is headed into another financial hole, the combination of already approved tax cuts and required annual spending increases.
So let me get this straight…
PHOENIX — Arizona women and children aren't going to lose their federally funded nutrition assistance, at least not yet.
PHOENIX — Outvoted by their colleagues, 36 Republican legislators are now asking a judge to invalidate the Medicaid expansion plan that they were unable to block politically.
Chandler Councilwoman Trinity Donovan walked into the grocery store last week with $29 in her purse and a feeling of uncertainty in her mind.
PHOENIX — Arizona hospitals should net $108 million in the first six months of 2014 under a Medicaid expansion plan even after paying their new assessments, according to a state study.
Amid a stalled momentum in the House of Representatives, Arizona Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake defended their proposed immigration legislation during a town hall event held at the Mesa Arts Center 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.”
Chandler Police Chief Sherry Kiyler’s “from the front” leadership the past nine years inspired a police force and helped build collaboration among East Valley safety departments, according to those who have worked with her.
For its supporters, the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) is a major step towards reining in health care costs. The theory is that with more people insured, medical costs will actually drop, because insurance companies will be competing for a larger pool of customers, and the newly insured will obtain better care earlier on when illness hits, prior to the more expensive procedures might otherwise be needed.