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Tax change on mortgages could shake up the housing market

Posted by   /  November 3, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Conor Dougherty | The New York Times The Republican tax plan unveiled on Thursday takes aim at the most sacred of cows: the provision that subsidizes homeownership by allowing the deduction of interest on mortgage debt. For most of America, the impact would be minimal. The proposed bill would make the deduction available on […]

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Arizona Rep. Franks isn’t interested in running for Flake’s Senate seat

Posted by   /  September 1, 2017  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By KTAR.COM The fight for a certain senate seat in Arizona will be go ahead without Rep. Trent Franks. The 60-year-old Republican told KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Reality Check with Darin Damme on Wednesday that he was not running against U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake in next year’s primary. “I sincerely have no intention of running,” […]

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Graham, DeWit to meet on who will challenge Flake in GOP primary

Posted by   /  August 28, 2017  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Rachel Leingang | Arizona Capitol Times Former Arizona GOP chairman Robert Graham and State Treasurer Jeff DeWit will meet this week to figure out who should run against U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake in the Republican primary, Graham told the Arizona Capitol Times. Related: Sen. Jeff Flake not sweating early polls in re-election bid Graham […]

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Republicans making progress on longtime goal for more local control of federal lands

Posted by   /  August 14, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  1 Comment

By Bartholomew D Sullivan | USA TODAY As the new Republican-dominated House convened in early January, anticipating the arrival of President Trump, the chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee declared it time for a “paradigm shift” in how the more than 25% of the country that is owned by the federal government is managed. […]

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Sinema mulling Flake run

Posted by   /  August 11, 2017  /  Featured News, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Ben Kamisar | The Hill Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) is eyeing a Senate bid, according to a new report, in a move that would give Democrats a top recruit in the race to unseat Republican Sen. Jeff Flake. Phoenix’s KPNX-TV reports that sources familiar with Sinema’s plans have confirmed that she will run against Flake, but the […]

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Border tax idea dead, Arizona businesses elated

Posted by   /  July 30, 2017  /  Economy, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Ronald J. Hansen | The Republic Republican leadership in Congress and the White House formally gave up pushing a border adjustment tax last week, dropping one of the more divisive elements of the party’s efforts at changing tax laws. The idea, known as BAT, ran into stiff opposition from both giant retailers like Walmart […]

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Cavanaugh accused of federal violation in connection with CD1 campaign

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

By Kelly Fisher | PinalCentral Congressional District 1 Republican candidate Kevin Cavanaugh may be in violation of a federal law, according to a complaint filed with the U.S. Office of Special Counsel. The complaint, apparently filed in late March, shortly after Cavanaugh announced his run for Congress, alleges that the former Pinal County Sheriff’s Office […]

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AG: Gowan travel spending ‘troublesome,’ not criminal

Posted by   /  July 18, 2017  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Rachel Leingang | Arizona Capitol Times Former Arizona House speaker David Gowan will not be charged by the attorney general despite a lengthy investigation that called reimbursements for travel and per-diem payments given to him “troublesome.” Gowan, a Republican, requested the AG investigation after the Arizona Capitol Times published a report in early 2016 […]

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Trump whips Prescott Valley crowd into a frenzy

Posted by   /  October 5, 2016  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Scott Orr | Prescott Daily Courier PRESCOTT VALLEY – While it is true that Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump does not have a “stump speech” in the traditional sense, he always hits certain points in his campaign appearances, and, in Prescott Valley on Tuesday, Oct. 4., he drove them home, to the delight […]

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Arizona goes with majority to fund government, override the president

Posted by   /  September 29, 2016  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske, senior reporter/writer | Rose Law Group Reporter The Congress on Wednesday held two key votes in the wind-down of the 2016 session. The House and Senate voted 342-85 and 72-26, respectively to pass H.R. 5325, which funds the government through Sept. 30, 2017. Republican Reps. Gosar, Franks and Schweikert voted nay on […]

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