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What are cities spending big on? Increasingly, it’s debt

Posted by   /  September 27, 2017  /  Economy, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Many have gotten themselves into a fiscal squeeze paying bills they ran up decades ago. View data for Phoenix, other cities By Mike Macaig | Governing When citizens think about where local taxpayer money goes, they often assume it pays for things like public safety, snow removal and trash collection — routine operating expenses that […]

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YIMBYism finds its legs amid a middle-class housing shortage

Posted by   /  September 13, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Lorraine Woellert | LinkedIn The rent is still too damn high and it’s getting only higher. When taxpayers have to subsidize rents just so city employees can live where they work and Facebook starts getting into the homebuilding business, something ain’t right. Now a decade-old grassroots movement is starting to raise a ruckus at city […]

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State asks judge to dismiss legal challenge to school finance scheme

Posted by   /  August 30, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Education  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Saying challengers have no right to sue, lawyers for the state want a judge to throw out a challenge to the state’s school funding scheme. In legal papers filed in Maricopa County Superior Court, attorney Brett Johnson does not directly address the contention by […]

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