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So you’re going for it — a new home! But when it comes to applying for your new loan, there are eight new requirements that go into effect starting in January you’ll want to become familiar with.
With time running short, the nation’s health care rolls still aren’t filling up fast enough.
While it may be hard to imagine, soon we will be welcoming in a new year. As the clocks strikes midnight, many Arizonans will be able to celebrate having health insurance for the first time.
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America — Arizona State Chapter will host two memorial events in honor of the 20 children and six adults murdered one year ago at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
Gov. Jan Brewer is weighing whether the troubled Child Protective Services needs to be split into a separate agency headed by someone who reports directly to her.
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.
Arizona voters approved medical marijuana almost three years ago, but many residents still have some questions about cannabis and the way it is dispensed.
Even though Arizona is generally considered a “red” state, I’d like to thank all those who voted for Barack Obama, especially those who re-elected him. I voted for the other guy, both times. And thanks for putting all of those Democrat senators and representatives into Congress.
Earlier this year, Senate Finance chairman Max Baucus and House Ways and Means chairman Dave Camp embarked upon a “tax road trip.” Their goal being to rewrite the tax code for the first time in a quarter century.
The Marketplace is open for business! Or is it?
The accompanying chart graphically displays the unvarnished truth about how David Cavazos worked Phoenix’s pension system to his total advantage.
I am a 22-year resident of Ahwatukee, a senior citizen who has never had a child attend the schools in Ahwatukee, and a strong supporter of the upcoming override elections. The future of our country, our state and our local community depends on a quality public education system. Our youth depends on local citizens to fulfill their civic responsibility, just as we relied on community citizens to support our education in the past. Property values are enhanced in communities where school districts have reputations that attract parents who participate in their children’s education.
For some in our city, domestic violence is a daily problem. Councilmembers Nowakowski, Williams, and myself teamed together to make ending domestic violence a priority. As a city we embarked on a “Paint Phoenix Purple” campaign that was very successful. The goal was to continue raising awareness for this debilitating behavior and elevate domestic violence as an important policy issue.
It will be of interest to see if Mayor Stanton and the Phoenix City Council “Walk the Talk” on their pension reform statements when they hire the new city manager to replace David Cavazos — as they are in total control on this hiring decision with a new contract and no union involvement. I trust they have learned their lessons from the past two city managers who have retired with inflated pensions due in large measure to “spiking” — not to have a “three-peat” situation happen on their watch.
Attorney General Tom Horne is warning consumers, especially seniors on Medicare, to be cautious of scams related to the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as “Obamacare.”
I am in agreement with Phoenix Councilman Sal DiCiccio on pension reform (“Why we need real pension reform — you decide,” AFN, Sept. 13). DiCiccio was elected to represent “We the People.” Politician’s beware because being the fair minded Sal, he will not overlook his and his peers’ pensions. Let’s get them in the news as to how long it takes for an elected person to gain a pension, and list those pensions in the AFN.
On Aug. 19, I was honored to accept the appointment as the new Maricopa County Assessor from the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. The five-member board voted unanimously to appoint me to replace Keith Russell, who was previously appointed to be a Justice of the Peace.
It remains unclear if any city employee pensions can change before contracts are up in June of 2014.
The Arizona Corporation Commission’s sudden decision to stop exploring electric deregulation left proponents stunned and pondering their next moves.
Saying a quick answer is needed, the Citizens Clean Election Commission asked the Court of Appeals on Wednesday to overturn a trial judge’s decision allowing candidates to take a lot more money from political supporters.
Mr. Bryan Brinkley of Arizona People Acting for a Safer Society (AZ PASS) wrote a guest commentary in the AFN on Aug. 30, titled “Should guns be loved more than other people?” in which he seems to be offended that AFN published two rebuttals by a “loud minority in the community” to the stance that he and his organization represent.
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.
City Councilman Sal DiCiccio was ahead in the first election results released Tuesday night with 55 percent of the votes compared to Karlene Keogh Parks with 45 percent.
Sci-fi movies, we all know, create unlikely heroes, and this summer’s no exception.