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Government shutdown would create mortgage roadblocks

Posted by   /  April 22, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Real Estate  /  No Comments

A looming shutdown could create headaches for homebuyers and sellers. Mortgage applications could be delayed if the lender can’t verify IRS data. Some lenders may even need to verify your Social Security number. By John W. Schoen | CNBC.com If ongoing congressional budget battles force a government shutdown next week, homebuyers and sellers could be […]

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Border lawmakers balk at Donald Trump’s wall request

Posted by   /  April 22, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

No House or Senate members from the region express support for the funding proposal By Laura Meckler and Kristina Peterson | The Wall Street Journal Not a single member of Congress who represents the territory on the southwest border said they support President Donald Trump’s request for $1.4 billion to begin construction of his promised […]

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Southern Arizona lawmaker blocks bill funding memorial to victims of 2011 Tucson shooting

Posted by   /  April 22, 2017  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times A Southern Arizona lawmaker is unilaterally blocking efforts to get some state dollars to help with building a memorial in Tucson to victims of the 2011 shooting that killed six and wounded former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. HB2436, which sets aside $2.5 million, cleared the […]

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[OPINION] Don’t be fooled by smear campaign against APEX

Posted by   /  April 22, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Real Estate, Rose Law Group, Sports  /  No Comments

By Jason Plotke | inMaricopa.com (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) The Maricopa City Council has thankfully and wisely approved plans for the APEX Motor Club. It’s a country club for auto enthusiasts equipped with its own four-mile race course in a first-class facility outside of town at the northwest corner […]

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Government agendas for week of April 24-28, 2017

Posted by   /  April 21, 2017  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Cities and Towns 4-27 City of Phoenix Zoning Adjustment Hearing 4-24 City of Chandler Council Study Session 4-25 City of Apache Junction Planning and Zoning Commission 4-24 City of Avondale Council Work Session 4-24 City of Coolidge Council Meeting 4-24 City of Coolidge Council Study Session 4-24 City of Eloy Council Meeting 4-25 Town of […]

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APEX one step closer despite anonymous opposition group

Posted by   /  April 21, 2017  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

inMaricopa.com The Maricopa City Council voted Tuesday to permit a motorsports complex to move forward with the planning of a proposed private racetrack in Maricopa. The conditional use permit, filed by Scottsdale-based Private Motorsports Group, was unanimously approved by the council after a sizable group of both residents and nonresidents offered their opinions on the […]

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Praying you’ll read this: How high should the wall between church and state be?

Posted by   /  April 21, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Featured News, Government and Politics, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer | Rose Law Group Reporter prayer noun/plural noun: prayers a solemn request for help or expression of thanks addressed to God or an object of worship.   The U.S. Senate this month changed its 60-vote rule (the so-called “nuclear option”) to secure confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch. […]

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Florence residents want town to budget to fight area mine

Posted by   /  April 21, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Mark Cowling | PinalCentral As the town looks for cuts and ways to save in the new fiscal year budget, a few residents urged the council not to skimp on legal fees in the town’s ongoing battles against Florence Copper. The town recently calculated it has spent an average of almost $300,000 per year […]

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Texting ban on teenage drivers now only needs Ducey’s signature to become law

Posted by   /  April 21, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Transportation  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Arizona is just one signature away from imposing its first-ever limits on the use of cell phones by teens. On a 32-24 margin, the state House today gave final approval to legislation banning teens with a learner’s driving permit from texting or making calls […]

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President Russell Begaye blasts Navajo Housing Authority spending on travel as ‘reckless’ and ‘wasteful’

Posted by   /  April 21, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Real Estate  /  No Comments

Navajo leaders seek purge of housing officials Dennis Wagner | The Republic Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye and other leaders have issued a joint letter calling for the tribal housing agency’s top managers to resign or face removal, but a spokeswoman for the Navajo Housing Authority said the letter was never officially received and the […]

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