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Flake Introduces Davis-Bacon Reform Bill

Posted by   /  May 24, 2017  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Bill would ensure fair wages for construction workers, opportunities for small businesses, and less waste for taxpayers (Editor’s note: News releases are published unedited, unless they contain factual errors.) NEWS RELEASE: Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) yesterday introduced The Opportunity in Federal Construction Act. The bill will ensure workers on federal construction […]

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No Christmas tree atop Camelback Mountain, panel advises

Posted by   /  May 24, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Kaila White | The Republic Nearly six months after controversy initially broke out over whether a holiday tree should be allowed on the summit of Camelback Mountain, a city of Phoenix committee voted unanimously Monday night recommending the city ban the tradition altogether. “I was totally surprised, as was everyone else there,” said John […]

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Phoenix moves to implement new rules for lobbyists following ‘Republic’ report

Posted by   /  May 24, 2017  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Rob O’Dell and Dustin Gardiner | The Republic Lobbyists paid to influence decisions at Phoenix City Hall likely will face harsher penalties if they don’t comply with the city’s regulations, an expansion that follows a report in The Arizona Republic that showed the city’s rules were useless. The city council voted 9-0 Tuesday to […]

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Trump’s first budget draws praise, pans from Arizona lawmakers

Posted by   /  May 24, 2017  /  Economy, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, said in a statement that the defense increase is “inadequate to the challenges we face.” By J.T. Lain | Cronkite News WASHINGTON – The White House said its proposed $4.09 trillion budget shows “respect for the people who pay the bills,” but Arizona Democrats said deep domestic cuts make it a […]

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Officials hope new Mayo Clinic medical school in Scottsdale will help ease state’s doctor shortage

Posted by   /  May 24, 2017  /  Health Care  /  No Comments

By Amanda Luberto | Cronkite News Tuesday, May 23, 2017 SCOTTSDALE – Dr. Amit Shah smiles as he demonstrates the new technology at the Mayo Clinic’s new medical school campus in Scottsdale. “There is no center stage in the middle, (with) just a person beaming down information at you, as many of us – unfortunately […]

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New home sales need to double to hit historic norms, economists say

Posted by   /  May 24, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

Experts point out new home sales still high compared to 2016 By Kelsey Ramírez | HousingWire New home sales dropped in April, and now experts are saying they have a long way to go before hitting the historic average. Sales of new single-family homes dropped 11.9% in April from last month, but remained up 0.5% […]

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Survey: Rising rates won’t stop young buyers

Posted by   /  May 24, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

REALTORMag Brokers should be happy to know that consumers are optimistic about both the U.S. economy and the real estate market, according to the latest Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices quarterly Homeowner Sentiment Survey. However, the possibility of interest rates rising has many potential home buyers concerned, especially millennials. According to the survey, 68 percent of prospective […]

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Rapid rise in rents coming to a halt?

Posted by   /  May 24, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

REALTORMag An overabundance of new rental housing stock likely will slow down the rapid increase in rental rates over the next few months, experts say. “That will shift the balance over the next year to favor renters a bit more in contrast to the strong landlord market we’ve seen over the past five years,” says […]

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New home prices are falling — so why are there fewer sales?

Posted by   /  May 24, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Clare Trapasso | realtor.com The price of owning a brand-new home is falling. But although buyers are desperate for whatever homes they can afford, new-home sales were actually down in April, because there were fewer of them on the market—a number far short of meeting the demand by home buyers. Prospective homeowners scooped up […]

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New home sales contract sharply in April

Posted by   /  May 24, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

Sales of newly constructed homes lost momentum in April, reversing three straight months of gains. The Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development said sales were down 11.4 percent from March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 569,000, and barely eked out an 0.5 percent gain from the April 2016 estimate […]

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