Families make dozens of decisions every day. Some are as simple as choosing what to eat for dinner or where to go on vacation, but other decisions have a greater impact on the success of their children.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Refusing to bend to the new Republican Congress, President Barack Obama unveiled Tuesday night an ambitious State of the Union agenda steeped in Democratic priorities, including tax increases on the wealthy, education and child-care help for the middle class and a torrent of veto threats for the GOP's own plans.
‘Medical tourism” often carries international connotations — Americans seeking treatment abroad, for instance, where the cost of procedures for joint implants and pacemakers overseas may be a fraction of what it is in the U.S. But the economics of domestic medical tourism are catching up.
Now that 2015 is here, you may be thinking about making some New Year’s resolutions. Perhaps you’ll decide to take up a musical instrument, or hit the gym more often, or even learn a new language. All these are worthy goals, of course — but you could also gain some key benefits by working to achieve some financial resolutions.
Our currency is being debased by the Federal Reserve and the administration, and it has been debased for quite a while. When the Federal Reserve lowers its Fed rate to zero, as it has, and credit expansion occurs, the dollar is debased.
In Gary Pierce’s commentary on “Arizona needs a balance energy approach,” (AFN, Dec. 14) he attempted to attack and degrade the idea that rooftop solar presents a threat to the electrical utility companies. This is about the only statement I would agree with, given that he is a part of the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) that will probably allow SRP to impose the charges against all solar owners come April 15, 2015. Last year the ACC voted down a similar proposal by APS that wanted to charge their solar customers between $50 and $100 dollars a month extra. My correspondence with SRP’s Corporate Secretary Terrill A. Lonon makes it sound like it is already a done deal for me and that it will equate to about an $85.92 monthly charge as a rooftop solar producer.
The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce is gaining ground and developing a plan to help build Phoenix’s economy from within by targeting certain areas, working collaboratively and training other area chambers of commerce to help with the effort.
As you make your list and check it twice, don’t forget to add one more item on your to-do list: checking your insurance policy to ensure you’re covered. To avoid unwanted surprises in Santa’s bag, gift-givers need to understand that some gifts may come with a higher price tag on their insurance premiums, and some may not be covered at all.
During my time as mayor, I’ve operated with a bedrock principle when it comes to education: that every Phoenix child — regardless of their neighborhood or how much their parents make — should have access to a quality education that puts them on the path to success.
“Not me,” you say. You’re young. You’re healthy. You eat right, exercise, and get regular check-ups. Just a few of the reasons people today are living longer. In fact, since the 1960s, life expectancy has increased between 1.5 and two years each decade.
Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, a major architect of “Obamacare,” wrote a thought-provoking article in the Atlantic recently entitled “Why I Hope to Die at 75.” Although he graciously concedes the right of others to make different choices, this major health care policymaker insists that “families — and you — will be better off if nature takes it’s course swiftly and promptly”, with only palliative medicine provided to seniors over 75.
Several volunteers from Protecting Arizona’s Resources and Children took the opportunity to voice their concerns about the South Mountain Freeway during the Phoenix City Council meeting Wednesday, Oct. 1.
The foundation of a bridge rests on strong and solid footings. A strong bridge from graduation to the job’s market needs to be built by the Arizona Legislature in order to have a successful Arizona economy. You can’t have one without the other.
Like many middle-class parents, we promised our kids that we would pay for their college education, a reasonable promise in the 1980s from two parents who were teachers. We are still paying off their college loans in 2014, yet we feel lucky compared to students and families who are paying off college loans accrued between 2008 and 2014.