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Arizona State University will not increase tuition for Arizona undergraduate students for the academic year that begins in fall 2014. This applies to both current students and those entering that year. No determination has been made yet regarding tuition levels for out-of-state students or for graduate students, whether in-state or out-of-state.
Certain allowances and future unused sick and vacation time will not be included in pension calculations for city employees in the future if the City Council accepts the recommendations put forth by the City Council Pension Fairness and Spiking Elimination Subcommittee.
In 2011, 10 employees retired and received $700,000 in cash and THEN began receiving annual pensions of over $110,000. One fire official received a cash payment of $795,000 and that spiked his yearly pension from $90,000 to $130,000 by cashing in vacation and sick time along with other benefits.
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.
Gov. Jan Brewer asked President Obama on Wednesday to overrule a decision by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that the Yarnell Hill Fire does not qualify as a disaster.
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.”
Let’s be clear, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is not socialism or communism no matter how many times you hear the Tea Party and Fox News denounce “Obamacare” as such. While not perfect at all given the many political compromises required, the PPACA is making a big positive difference for individuals and families in our country, including improving their individual and economic freedoms.
On Sunday 21, the CEO of APS, Don Brandt, made a statement about Distributed Generation (DG) customers costing APS 25 cents kWHr. This is not exactly how it happens in the real world. That statement is greatly stretching the real situation.
In five years since moving to its new home overlooking the U.S. Capitol, the Newseum has become a major attraction with 4 million people visiting its exhibits about journalism and the First Amendment. Yet it’s been struggling mightily to cover its costs.
Editor’s note: This is part two of a continuing summer series on the proposed South Mountain Loop 202 Freeway.
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State lawmakers are close to declaring privately minted gold and silver coins to be legal tender in Arizona.
Heartland Payment Systems
Sorry, but Nancy Pelosi is wrong. We do have a spending problem and the heart of the matter is our inability to control medical costs. Spending on health care now consumes an astonishing 18 percent of our total economic output. Rising Medicare and Medicaid costs are the main drivers of our national debt crisis. Yet health care costs continue to shoot up relentlessly.
The lucrative pensions that taxpayers now provide for state and local elected officials could soon be on the way out.
A federal judge has again rebuffed efforts by the state to justify co-pays for medical care on some adults in Arizona's Medicaid program.
Bashas’ stores were recently targeted by highly sophisticated criminals who gained access to parts of the store’s system to gain payment information. Card information for customers who have shopped at Bashas’, Food City or AJ’s Fine Foods could be at risk.
The city of Phoenix is converting 545 coin-operated parking meters to new single-space parking meters that accept credit/debit cards and coins. The new credit/debit meters will be concentrated in the downtown core area, but also in the uptown area and Phoenix College.
Anthony Ameen knows what it means to have the support of the community as a wounded veteran.
State lawmakers took the first steps Wednesday to shoring up the state's overburdened Child Protective Services system.
We are pleased to see that Gov. Brewer has prioritized resources for the implementation of Arizona’s Common Core Standards in her fiscal year 2014 budget.
Gov. Jan Brewer is proposing an $8.9 billion spending plan for next year, a 4.8 percent increase over what lawmakers approved for this year.
APS and SRP have received reports of individuals falsely claiming to represent the utility companies to collect payment for electric service.
The holiday season is here, the question of what gifts would be most meaningful looms large. We usually think in terms of “things” when focusing on the perfect present. Yet more “things,” added to the other things that overflow from drawers and shelves, may not always be the best choices.
Groupon launched a payment service last week that allows businesses to accept credit cards using an iPhone or iPod Touch, becoming the latest company to enter the growing mobile payments market.